Month: December 2015

Feminism

The more I read about feminists and feminism the more intrigue I became with it. I am a feminist in many ways and did not even know it. What I find interesting, is that treating people with respect and as my equal, I had no idea was a characteristic of a feminist. These positive attributes that define a feminist, from my perspective is just another way of defining what it means to be human and to live as a human. This age of technology is so awesome. It allows all of us to share and learn from each other, no matter where we are or who we are. What’s gender got to do with it? All of us have so much to offer and contribute to each others lives. How precious, we all are.

I watched two YouTube videos on feminism from two different women of different cultures. Fascinating! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Nigerian and a renowned novelist. She spends her time in both United States and Nigeria.

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Zena Agha a young woman who is very active in her home town, shares her story on how Islam made her a feminist.

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As women, we can do some amazing and wonderful things that can contribute to a peaceful society where we all can live in harmony with each other. This is the era of technology, new media and new media tools. I will do my best to use it in the most positive and empowering ways possible.

Yay to women, girls and yay to the media! It is not the media; it is how we use it! Let’s empower all!

Works cited
“We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston.” YouTube. YouTube. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc&gt;.

“How Islam Made Me a Feminist | Zena Agha | TEDxWarwickSalon (Women).” YouTube. YouTube. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jWSDyJiIXg&gt;.

Empower Yourself: Love What Makes You Different

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I first heard of Dork Diaries watching the CBS morning news in October of this year. I was so impressed with Rachel Renee Russell, the author. Her daughters Niki and Erin were bullied in middle school. This is the foundation from which she decided to launch the Dork Diaries series. They were different and unique in their own way.

The characters of Dork Diaries are diverse in ethnicity and personal character. One important aspect of the Dork Diaries series, is it crosses all boundaries and unites girls of all ethnicities. Most importantly, it is empowering young girls to love their inner dorkiness and have confidence in themselves even if you are not like others. The fans that follow the series are of all ethnicities and personalities.

I sure wish Dork Diaries was around when I was growing up. I was very independent growing up. People will single you out when you don’t follow them and stand your own ground. As a young girl growing up my grandmother would always tell me to treat others the way you want to be treated. Niki and Erin feel the same way.

Website: http:  //www.cbsnews.com/news/rachel-renee-russell-and-daughters-erin-nikki-on-dork-diaries-best-selling-series/http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rachel-renee-russell-and-daughters-erin-nikki-on-dork-diaries-best-selling-series/