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Miracle worker, time in a bottle, hope in a jar

This is completely random, but I got a magazine in the mail today for make-up and decided to look through it. I flipped to this page and was flabbergasted. I saw three items for anti-aging: hope in a jar, miracle worker, and time in a bottle. And in the corner it said for the first signs of aging. All I could think was that I age every second of everyday since conception.

We are suppose to age. If we were not supposed to get wrinkles then we wouldn’t. It’s as simple as that.

Society has literally made it impossible for a woman to ever fully be able to love herself. How are we suppose to grow up happily when “miracle worker, time in a bottle, and hope in a jar”are around to intimidate us to not look like ourselves? I seriously don’t understand.

It is horrible to see that “time in a bottle, miracle worker and hope in a jar” are trying to be sold to people. It is bad enough that it isn’t acceptable to look an older age, but do we really need a miracle worker? As if we didn’t already feel horrible about seeing wrinkles and aging spots. And in case you didn’t feel crappy here is some “hope in a jar” to soothe things for you. Ridiculous.

Not only homo sapiens, but every single creature and living organism on this earth ages. It is literally the process of life. Why should it be stopped or slowed down. Aging has been happening since the beginning of time and it is not about to stop anytime soon. It is important to look the age we are. I just needed to share this. The media has not only intimidated us to an inappropriate point, but has also have provided unrealistic ways of life. I will never use an anti-aging product to shape myself into what the media and society believes I should like!

Who is to blame? I don’t know. But we need to realize that some things won’t change and aging is one of those things. And we will just have to deal. Stay strong and stay true to yourself.

Cassie J

A Learning Experience

Hello,

This has been an incredible experience. During this whole project I’ve learned about women’s rights and also learned about myself. Women are truly powerful. I now am much more aware of the discrimination against women. And I intend to do something about it.

Like I said in previous post, I receive news letters about current events, and I am apart of a community that is determined to achieve gender equality. I am glad I chose this as my semester project. This is an important topic that needs more attention. Not only is women’s rights violations taking place across the world, but even in our own backyard.

I plan to keep informing others and to contribute to ending discrimination. Even after my Global Studies class is over I won’t give up on this issue. Now that I know more about it I want to help as much as I can because it’s an issue that is close to my heart.

I hope that my project has inspired you to make a difference. Even if you can’t change the problem at hand right away, just informing others can really turn things around. Discrimination against women and violations of women’s rights is certainly a big issue in our globalized world. Though this project is over, I am sure I will still be posting. I want to keep informing others and continue to create a better world for future generations to come. As always thank you!

Stay Classy

Cassie J

Uniting Women

Hello everyone, 

I found this really interesting website that is uniting women everywhere for gender equality. I hope everyone can find some time to look at this site. The members of this organization are trying to empower of women throughout the whole world. 

The newest article “We Just Keep Silent”: A report on gender-based violence among Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq was released April 27 2014. The article discusses of how the UN women have launched a new report on gender-based violence among Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq which shows increased levels of violence between partners, sexual harassment by employers and even taxi drivers. A lot of the men have reported feeling afraid for the safety of the women. 

“We Just Keep Silent’ is what the Syrian women do after they have been violently attacked. UN Women Representative Frances Guy states “They complain that often there is no one to speak to, no one who can take action, low numbers of reported cases of gender-based violence do not mean that the issue is not significant.” 

The Kurdistan Regional Government are trying to improve the welfare of Syrian refugees throughout the Region. “Let us be clear, exploiting vulnerable women and girls for sexual purposes is a crime and should be addressed as such,” Ms. Guy concluded. 

I believe what this organization has accomplished and are moving forward to is very beneficial. This is a great website to stay informed. What the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women are striving for is phenomenal. Organizations like these are how we are finally going to achieve equality. This website helped to end discrimination against women everywhere!

Thanks for listening.

Cassie J

UN Women 

 

Personal Revelation

I have discovered a lot of information about the constant discrimination made against women. I’ve learned that there are a lot of controversy taking place in the Middle East. I watched a video that showed women getting hurt physically and verbally, even by women! I found that very shocking. Since women in the Middle East are not allowed to wear any revealing clothing, and when they do they are mistaken for prostitutes. 

I was quite surprised to find how often discrimination is taken place, and how we just ignore it or let it pass by. Women are paid less money in the work place, which I was aware about, but I was shocked to find how common it was. During my research I found that there are a lot of organization that we can all join that are trying to make a difference. I was not previously aware of how big of an issue discrimination against women was before starting this project. 

A few steps I took to become an activist for women’s rights and to end discrimination was joining organizations. Often times these organizations will ask for your email, and it will keep you updated on the latest news, and what you can do to get involved. I’ve signed petitions, and have multiple website sending me the latest news. I like to stay informed and updated, it keeps me supporting the cause. I have informed many of my friends and family members about the world wide events that have taken place. I also encouraged them to watch the movie Miss Representation. This movie was a great example of how women are exploited in the media. I try to keep everyone informed of the issue.

A few challenges that I’ve noticed during this journey, is the fact that many people don’t realize how big this issue is. Women are constantly getting discriminated and many people don’t know about it. After informing others I started to see a pattern. Most knew of the subject, but not the actual facts. 

I overcame this challenge by showing people the website that I’ve listed in Current Issues. This started to make people more aware and they started to care more. Once they’ve realized discrimination was taking place in their own community, they took action. I believe that taking an interest, and learning more is the first step to success. When I started to get more people interested and informed they started to realize what was truly going on in their society. 

I am glad that I am able to make a difference, and all of you can too! Thanks!

Cassie J

Breaking News

Hello!

In case you didn’t get the memo, this month is Sexual Assault Awareness month. This is a big deal! Assaulting women emotionally, physically, or mentally are all forms of discrimination and violation of our rights. I want people to know that there are many support groups that can help you if you are being assaulted. Some people may think that it never happens, or it won’t happen to me, but it can.

It is important to stop these acts if you see them. You can call a hotline if you are in danger our someone you know is in danger. It is usually women that are being attacked, but it can be men as well. No one should have to put up with being assaulted!

I just want everyone to know that you are not alone. If you are being violated or someone you know is, here are a few links to help you.

The hotline number is 1-800-656-HOPE

RAINN helps to inform others and ways you can stop the violence. They can also help you find a local Support Group to help you.

No More is an organization that can help to take action and stop the silence

SAAM helps everyone acknowledge sexual assault awareness month

Please don’t hesitate to ask for help. Sexual Assault is a serious crime. No one should have to put up with it. You are not alone. There is someone that can help you even if you are feeling helpless. Help end the silence, end the discrimination, and end sexual assault! Together we can end it all!

No More Silence 

Cassie J

The Impact

Hello,

I realized that some people may not know the impact that discrimination against women has on society. It impacts society greatly! Women are an important part of society. All around the world women’s rights are being violated. Whether it is denying them the right marriage, dictating what they wear and how they act, or even sexually, physically or emotionally damaging them. Discrimination creates conflict, which can cause even bigger problems. Women are apart of humanity, and the discrimination affects society.

I even see discrimination on television. Next time you watch T.V. take a look and notice how often women are represented. Women are either showed as sex objects, or misrepresented completely. The film called Miss Representation was a great film that showed how women are shown on camera, and what it all means. Discrimination can alter the way a person is treated. Such as if a young boy grew up to treat women as objects, then he will treat them as though they are when he is a man. Everything we do has an impact on everyone, which in turn has an impact on our society. It is important that we don’t let our children discriminate.

The discrimination doesn’t only cause conflict, but it is unnecessary. The impact that it has on humanity is very large. We can diminish the problem and it will in turn diminish the impact, we can do this by taking action. I encourage you to visit my page Current Issues, to get more informed.There are also sites listed below that can help you to make a difference. Viewing these sites are important because it gives you more information, and ways you can help.

This website: Miss Representation has great information on the issue. It also has information about a film, that I watched. This film made a impact in not only my life, but also the way I watch television. This site gives great information, and helps you to take action. I think everyone should visit it and get involved. I did. Thank you everyone!

Everything has an Impact 

Cassie J

What Can You Do?

Hello!

I want to get others involved in this very important issue that is taking place everywhere. Women’s rights and discrimination against women are taking place throughout the whole world. You can make a difference! On the page labelled Current Issues is where you can find links to website that will help you to get involved and take action. This issue can be solved just by taking a few minutes of your time to learn more about it.

Women are being criminalized and discriminated against every day. I would suggest reading some of the most recent news and take action. You can take action by: signing a petition, write letters, join a support group, and inform others. We can all help to make a difference. I encourage everyone to take a look at these sites. When I started this project I didn’t know much, until I took action.

Here are a few steps to end discrimination against women:

  1. Take an interest! Read about what is going on.
  2. Feeling generous. Donate! These organizations need you assistant to move forward.
  3. Know discrimination against women is going on in your community? Inform! Telling others is what gets the issues noticed.
  4. Join a group! Teaming up is a great way to get others involved and easier to end the discrimination.
  5. Don’t be afraid. Everyone has the power to make a difference. We can end women’s rights violations and discrimination together!

This is a great site to help you end discrimination.

Steps to Stop

Once again thank you everybody! I hope that I have inspired you to take action. Getting informed and knowing more about the issues is already helping to end discrimination against women.

Seize the Opportunities 

Cassie J