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Melinda Gates: What she's learned - CSMonitor Sep 2019
In her work overseeing one of the world’s most influential philanthropic organizations, Melinda Gates has discovered what she considers a fundamental truth about development work: empowering women is the key to uplifting humanity.
philanthropy  feminism  poverty  women  CSMonitor  people  profile 
28 days ago by pierredv
The Public Voice of Women - Mary Beard - LRB Winter lectur 2014
“So much for the diagnosis: what’s the practical remedy? Like most women, I wish I knew. . . . We need to think more fundamentally about the rules of our rhetorical operations. . . . My hunch is that if we’re going to make real progress with the ‘Miss Triggs question’, we need to go back to some first principles about the nature of spoken authority, about what constitutes it, and how we have learned to hear authority where we do. And rather than push women into voice training classes to get a nice, deep, husky and entirely artificial tone, we should be thinking more about the faultlines and fractures that underlie dominant male discourse.”
sexism  rhetoric  LRB  podcasts  history  ancient-history  feminism 
april 2016 by pierredv
How Etsy Attracted 500 Percent More Female Engineers ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community
"So instead of shopping for senior engineering talent to poach, the company risked an investment in training junior women with an eye toward hiring them. When the company changed its focus, it grew from just four female engineers to 20 in a single year, 2012."
employment  gender  feminism  engineering 
march 2013 by pierredv
U.S. News - Catholic nuns group 'stunned' by Vatican scolding for 'radical feminist' ideas
"A prominent U.S. Catholic nuns group said it was "stunned" that the Vatican reprimanded it for spending too much time on poverty and social justice concerns and not enough on abortion and gay marriage.
In a stinging report on Wednesday, the Vatican said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious had been "silent on the right to life" and had failed to make the "Biblical view of family life and human sexuality" a central plank in its agenda. It accused the group of promoting "certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.""
religion  politics  Vatican  feminism  catholicism  x:msnbc  via:kevinschofield 
april 2012 by pierredv

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