Recently there's been lots of discussion concerning Human Rights and who should determine our "Rights". So where do women fit into this debate? A core founding principle of The United Nations is "the equal rights of men and women". Then why is Parliament still predominantly male?
The documentary powerfully depicted the catastrophic messages the media sends and the detrimental affect they have on our society - young girls and women in particular. It clearly showed the manipulative nature of advertising agencies and how beauty standards are transformed into unhealthy and unachievable ideals.
There are a huge number of activities going on around the world to improve the situation for women, and there are places where men are working with women to achieve this. There's no doubt that this movement is gaining momentum and makes nonsense of the idea that men cannot see women as equals. It's an outdated way of thinking, and increasingly governments, businesses, communities and families are all coming to recognise the positive benefits to be had when women and men are working together and treating each other as equal partners. Of the numerous ways to change women's lives for the better, I've picked out five things that you can do to help make that change today:
While 2013 has seen many improvements to the representation of women in media - the No More Page 3 campaign now has in excess
The naked body. Our instinct is to bloody love 'em. Looking at one, touching one, being wrapped up in and by one. Mm. Damn
What I'm about to talk about will be regarded as blasphemy within the football lad community.
Appearance pressures are no longer a lightweight topic. I know this because Gov. Minister Lynne Featherstone has just attended
Miss Representation asks a series of important questions: Why are we creating a world where a woman is seen as nothing more than her body? Why are we living in a world where girls are pressured into focusing on their looks and not what they've achieved?
With the USA following the UK lead in a move towards banning Photoshop in advertising, it's time to reflect on a groundswell of activity that finds us at All Walks Beyond the Catwalk celebrating a shift in energy.