Dear supporters of my desert flower foundation!
for decades now , i have been fighting for the rights of women all over the world!
on today's international women’s day 2017, it is with great regret that i have to confirm that millions of women around the world are still deprived of their rights.
200 million women are affected worldwide by female genital mutilation.
30 million women and girls in africa are threatened by fgm.
hundreds of thousands of women in europe, usa, canada and australia are at risk!
together, we must exercise our rights as women everyday and help women, who are being oppressed.
please support the work of my desert flower foundation in order to put an end to this cruel crime!
Day 1 at paris!
after arriving in the hotel, i walked around a little bit in montmartre, saw the sacré coeur and found the fabric shops. but there's just so much that i don't know what i'm looking for. also, i don't have much place left to bring meters of fabric with me. but i saw some very beautiful fabrics that could be used for historical projects.
however, as a woman alone, i didn't feel very safe today. when i just arrived in bercy a guy was talking to me and kept following me till the end of the street. later more men were annoying me, one of those street sellers even grabbed my arm because he wanted to "give" me something. we all know it's never free.
it scares me to go eat alone in the evening... in london i felt safer, the people are much more friendly there.
i hope it will be better for the rest of the week.
Arga katt-prints! 🐈💥 nu finns m***a arga katter i shopen, både i storlek a5 och a6! de finns på argatjejer.se ✊🏼
165 36 hours ago
Ne manquez pas la causerie en français aujourd'hui à 1:30pm à la bibliothèque #coscobct
8 17 hours ago
I would go into details, but imagine the length of the list having worked nightlife age 18-34 trying to make it home safe & hassle & harassment free nightly... i used to have a small baseball bat in my car. i used to have a mace in my hand from the car door to the front door. or my keys in my hand, divided evenly between my knuckles. when i got to my car after work (making sure no one was lurking in the parking lot) i would change heels to sneakers and put on an oversized hoodie. people are so afraid of hoodies, they don't even look to see who's in it. if no other tools were available, my 5 to 7-inch heels would do the trick. 90% of assailants back off when threatened by violence. i'm not recommending this, because it is not safe. there is still the remaining 10%. i'm just sharing my own experience. it's about domination. it's about their ego. their lack of power (they can't even control their own d**n behavior). they are weak. not you #metoo#yesallwomen#mathnotmyth#catcalling#balancetonsalopard#genderequality#womensright#womenshealth#girl#girls#woman#women#harassment#streetharassment#abuse#thestruggle#thestruggleisreal#walkamileinmyheels
48 28 hours ago
#metoo: "suggested by a friend: if all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."
i want to start this new week sharing this photo that i have taken while travelling in india at the beginning of this year. 🇮🇳 i felt in love with the powerful gaze of this woman. 👵the thing i mostly remember about our journey in india are all this strong, colourful and brave woman that we have been meeting in the small villages. their struggles and at the same time their smiles will be always impressed in my mind. 📷 i can’t forget the moment when i have been looking at this woman, so old and yet able to squat so well (no need of yoga classes here!). no shoes on her feet. and yet she had some shoes around laying on the floor. her hut behind. 🏕no styling needed there. looking back at this moment i find everything so perfect and at the same time so unreal. during the last days i feel like this woman wanted to tell me something. something that i will never know. i really hope she is well and she has a good life. ✨
Seth meyer spoke up! donald trump, harvey weinstein, are part of a broader society ruled by "systemic misogyny and male entitlement”. men need to speak up and address their complicity in the system that allows these things to happen". meyer poked a little fun with weinstein’s former legal adviser, lisa bloom, who tried to explain away weinstein’s alleged behavior by saying he was an old dinosaur learning new tricks.
“dinosaurs don’t learn new ways—they go extinct,” meyers said. “if you’re a dinosaur then this is your ice age, buddy.” after all this time, it didn’t take long for weinstein to get fired after the revelations came to light, but “donald trump has been found out for a year and we’re still waiting,” the late-night host said.
#harveyweinstein you're not coming back! 😡👊🏻 #womenfightback#harveyweinstein#feminism#sethmeyer#latenightseth#speakup#donaldtrump#fucktrump#accountability#equalrights#fightback#hollywood#sexualassault#womensright#politics