Tag: equality

COBUS Training

We’ve been spending so much time at College of The Bahamas that people are starting to wonder if we are students. It’s exciting to be able to connect with college students, student leaders, faculty, and staff on issues of national importance. It is our plan to work with COB long-term, and make positive changes to … Continued

Equality for 370,000+ Depends on 38

The Bahamas finds itself in a very uncomfortable position today. Over the past few weeks, conversations have been going on about equality. Women’s rights have been at the forefront of this conversation, but women are not the only people affected by the conversation’s catalyst. That catalyst? Four Bills. Four Bills recommended by the Constitutional Commission … Continued

The F-Word: What Feminism is NOT

Most of the trouble with feminism isn’t actually related to feminism. It’s confusion. It’s misunderstanding. It’s failure to do a little research. Many people have the absolutely wrong idea about feminism. People make associations that, when compared to real-deal feminism, make no sense. We’ve already made it pretty clear what feminism is, right? Let’s take … Continued

The F-Word: Laci Green Talks Feminism

In our last post, we defined feminism. It’s a word that causes confusion for some – mostly those who don’t bother to look it up – and that is quite detrimental to the largely misunderstood movement. During the month of July, we’re committed to educating you on feminism – it’s definition, misconceptions, the history of … Continued

The F-Word: What is Feminism?

Where feminism is concerned, confusion abounds. People have strong, visceral reactions to the mere mention of the word. Its definition escapes the masses. It requires explaining.   Conversations concerning feminism must, eventually, address two questions: 1. What is feminism? 2. What is not feminism?   For now, let’s focus on what feminism is all about. … Continued

The Other F-word

When this word is spoken, people run for cover. Many men seek shelter, or don every piece of armor imaginable in preparation for the battle of their lives. Many women try to go unnoticed, slipping away as inconspicuously as possible to avoid any chance of association with the term.   This particular F-word is fear-inducing, … Continued

Address by Mlambo-Ngcuka at ECOSOC Youth Assembly

We just read the address by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at ECOSOC Youth Assembly, and this excerpt stuck with us: One in three girls will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Every minute, a young woman is infected with HIV. Eight hundred women are dying in childbirth each day. Young women are particularly vulnerable due to … Continued