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Want to have a little cognitive dissonance?
First watch this video of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote address at the first-ever Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit 9/16/11 in San Francisco CA, essentially saying that women are the key to the world’s economic future.
And for good measure, take a gander at the latest
Posted in 9 Ways Blog, Create a Movement, Gender, Leadership, Workplace
Tagged Anita Hill, Bella Abzug, BlogHer Career column, equal rights, feminism, Hillary Clinton, Joanna Barsh, Lareina Yee, powerful women, sexual harassment, Unsought Leadership, Victoria Pynchon, women, women and power, women world leaders, Women's Movement
“Was there ever any domination that did not appear natural to those who possessed it?” John Stuart Mill, 18th century economist
If you’re a woman over 40, you’ve probably had an Anita Hill Moment. That aha when you realized those suggestive comments, undesired gropes, and surreptitious ass-pats you’d long endured in the male-dominated workplace had a name: sexual harassment.
If you’re under age 40, you probably grew up knowing not only about sexual harassment as a concept, but also that it is a prosecutable offense you shouldn’t put up with it for one minute. You’ve probably had training about it in your workplace, and know how to report it safely if it rears its ugly head. So whether or not you realized it, you’ve had your Anita Hill moment too.
All because of unsought leadership.
Posted in Gender, Heartfeldt Leadership Advice, Inspiration, Leadership, No Excuses, Politics, Workplace
Tagged Anita Hill, BlogHer Career, courageous leadership, Gloria Feldt, Hollaback, John Stuart Mill, Justice Clarence Thomas, Loretta McCarthy, Reed Hastings, sexual harassment, The New Times, V-Day, Violence Against Women Act, whistleblowers
It’s the 20th anniversary of Anita Hill’s truth-to-power moment (I’ll dub it Hill’s personal “power to” moment) confronting then U.S. Supreme Court Nominee, now Justice Clarence Thomas, that changed the culture’s understanding about sexual harassment forever. I delayed the Friday Round Up in order to share two important events that I participated in last week, along with a selection of related news reports and commentary…
Posted in 9 Ways Blog, Gender, Inspiration, Leadership, No Excuses, Politics, Power Tools, Tell Your Story, Workplace
Tagged "We Believe Anita Hill", Anita Hill Moment, empowerment, Gloria Feldt, Gloria Steinem, Jamia WIlson, Julie Zeilinger, Justice Clarence Thomas, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Linda Meric, New York Times, political leadership, power-to, Robin D. Stone, sexual harassment, Shelby Knox, social justice, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, Vickie Pynchon
Are you afraid on your daily commute? Leering glances. Unwanted physical contact. Harassing, suggestive derogatory comments thrown at you while you are just minding your own business on the bus, train or simply walking down the street. Are you fed up in having to always be on your guard when you are just trying to live your life? Talk to most women and these experiences are ones that have caused not only fear for your own personal safety but also a sense of deep outrage.
In this week’s She’s Doing It, I couldn’t be prouder to highlight Emily May, co-founder and Executive Director of Hollaback! as someone who has taken the global problem of street harassment and embraced Power Tool #7: Create a Movement with both arms and mobile technology!
Posted in 9 Ways Blog, Create a Movement, Gender, Inspiration, Leadership, No Excuses, Power Tools, She's Doing It
Tagged Advocacy, awareness, crowd-sourced initiative, Emily May, gender-based violence, Gloria Feldt, Hollaback, LGBTQ, mobile technology, power tool #7, sexual harassment, She's Doing It, violence against women, women's rights
In the newsletter I sent out this past week, I began with this quote from the late feminist poet, Muriel Rukeyser:
“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.”
This week’s Roundup links to a selection of articles, each of which represents a way that women are using their “power to” by simply telling the truth, which is so often the most difficult thing of all. And we are seeing the world split open as these women challenge millennia of gender-based oppression rooted in sexual abuse, assault, harassment, and even verbal disparagement of women. Check them out and share your thoughts. I’m especially interested to know whether you feel as I do that despite the pain of seeing and knowing these horrific acts, the fact that they are coming out in the open–the truth-telling–is splitting the world open in ways that ultimately are positive.
Statement/petition from Change.org to unite people around the world in support of the alleged rape victim of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Sign on!
French feminists could care less that Strauss-Kahn is a fellow countryman, and are protesting his actions, loud enough for the entire world to hear. Please check out the great protest pictures in this Gotham article.
Join the Nobel Women’s Initiative today by going to the UN Action Stop Rape Now website and download the sample letter asking your elected official for increased action against sexual violence in conflict.
For more information on rape as a weapon of war, please read this great article by NYC writer Anna Louie Sussman.
The response of the Women’s Media Center and many feminists around the country to Ed Shultz and his sexist remarks is right on the money: men have no right to use sexist language to keep women in their place, regardless of their political affiliation.
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Tagged Ed Schultz suspension, Ed Shultz, French feminists protest Strauss-Kahn, IMF head arrested for sexual assault, power of language, rape, rape as weapon of war, rape in conflict regions, sexual assault, sexual harassment, women and power, Women's Media Center, Women's Movement