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Workshop on Women’s Studies Discusses Feminism, Hijab and Objectification of Women

Exploring themes as important in today’s world as feminism, the neo-liberal and radical kinds of it, capitalism and how it exploits women’s labor, a nine-day workshop was held in Qom, Iran at the University of Religions and Denominations. This program was organized by the international department of URD by the joint efforts of the Director General of the International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Mahdi Salehi and the Director of International Short Courses, Dr. Zahra Sharif.


Moonlight: Masculinity Blues

Everyone has been talking about ‘Moonlight’. And rightfully so. Watching ‘Moonlight’ was an overwhelming experience for me, to say the least. Jenkins and McCraney’s film, based on the unpublished play ‘In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue’, takes you into the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. Presented in the form of 3 chapters, evocative of 3 shorts or acts, titled ‘i. Little’, ‘ii. Chiron’ and ‘iii. Black’, taking us from


Stop Telling Women to Get Over Harassment

The day started like any other. I woke up, got ready, and went to my 10 a.m. English class. After leaving the campus, a group of guys in a van said something to me while one of them blew a kiss at me. I didn’t react and instead kept on walking the shortcut through the quiet neighborhood and headed home. Three blocks later, I heard someone honking at me, along with wolf whistles and kissing


Ariana Grande Calls Out Female Objectification

Ariana Grande is currently sitting at the #1 on the pop charts for the third consecutive week, but she still has the time to call out female objectification in her spare time. When pressing matters come to her attention, Grande will type out lengthy messages and screenshot them to post to her 43M followers. Her most recent message addressed a personal story that upset her. Her post here, pic.twitter.com/FL1tOHAZvN — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 28,


Virtual Misogyny: The Online Harassment of Women

Women are often on the receiving end of abuse. Whether through sexual, physical or psychological means, they’re at risk of some form of harassment. The internet, which serves as a microcosm of social interaction, shows us this in horrific detail. Recently the vicious bullying of Leslie Jones painted a clear portrait in which a person is demeaned because of their gender. She is not alone: according to one study 76% of young women experience mistreatment

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