Women and the World - Meredith Ann O’Connell

Snapchat and joking about DV
Mar 25

Snapchat and joking about DV

The advertisement was eye-catching—and disgraceful. The “Would You Rather” game ad, which appeared on social media app Snapchat,...

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#AskMore— Of Everyone
Mar 18

#AskMore— Of Everyone

  What are you wearing? Who’s your date? How does your husband feel about your success? How do you balance work and motherhood? All too...

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Meaningful Gestures on IWD 2018
Mar 11

Meaningful Gestures on IWD 2018

On March 8th, British popstar Rita Ora, performing at Bahrain Bay, asked the crowd to “do something special for her.” Handing her phone...

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Abayas and Opportunities in line with Saudi Vision 2030
Feb 19

Abayas and Opportunities in line with Saudi Vision 2030

Are abayas on the way out in Saudi Arabia? Last week Sheikh Abduallah Al Mutlaq, a member of the country’s Council of Senior Scholars, said on...

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Chips and Gender Stereotypes
Feb 11

Chips and Gender Stereotypes

Are women embarrassed to eat chips in public? Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, seems to think so: in a recent interview she claimed that women do not...

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Art and the Female Subject
Feb 04

Art and the Female Subject

Passive objects or women in charge? The Manchester Art Gallery in the United Kingdom has removed the famous painting “Hylas and the...

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Getting used to women in politics
Jan 28

Getting used to women in politics

The crowds may have been smaller at this year’s Women’s March, but the message was stronger than ever. With the theme of “Power to...

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Diversity and confidence: Because all women are worth it
Jan 21

Diversity and confidence: Because all women are worth it

Diversity and inclusion have been a hot-button topic lately, and diversity in the advertising world is no exception. For every feel-good...

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Times up in Hollywood
Jan 14

Times up in Hollywood

The Golden Globes, the first major entertainment awards show of the season, stole the spotlight last week. Watching the ceremony, the unsuspecting...

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Proof and Accountability
Jan 07

Proof and Accountability

For women in 2018, it’s going to be all about proof and accountability. Equality for women is not just a slogan or vague concept but a goal,...

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2017 The Year of Women
Dec 31

2017 The Year of Women

2017 was indisputably the year of women. Whether it was women’s achievements or tragedies, female strength was on full display through the...

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On blaming women
Dec 24

On blaming women

It seems that women are always being blamed for the actions of men. Women are constantly blamed for the sexual harassment and assault they face....

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Feminism: Misunderstood
Dec 17

Feminism: Misunderstood

When Merriam-Webster Dictionary announced that the Word of the Year for 2017 was feminism, it was hardly surprising. Women were everywhere this year:...

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Honoring the Silence Breakers
Dec 10

Honoring the Silence Breakers

Each year, TIME magazine honors a person (or group, or object) that, for better or worse, most influenced the year’s events. The 2017 cover...

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Women Engineers: Progress and Barriers
Dec 03

Women Engineers: Progress and Barriers

Windshield wipers, Kevlar technology, Bluetooth, and the Brooklyn Bridge were all made possible by female engineers. For over a century, female...

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A beauty pageant with a cause
Nov 12

A beauty pageant with a cause

“My name is Camila Canicoba and I represent the department of Lima. My measurements are: 2202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years...

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The women’s convention
Nov 05

The women’s convention

“I came to be a voice for all of us [women] who’ve been told we are nothing,” actress Rose McGowan told the crowd at the...

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“Me Too,” Two words that speak volumes
Oct 22

“Me Too,” Two words that speak volumes

The words “me too” may be short, but they convey a powerful and yet heart wrenching message. Ever since American actress Alyssa Milano...

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