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French Feminist Poster Paris v. Domestic Abuse

By Constant Méheut

Feminists Paper Paris With Stark Posters Decrying Domestic Abuse

A widespread but illegal campaign by a group calling itself “the Gluers” uses posters to denounce violence against women. It has become an effective — and ubiquitous — tool to raise awareness.

PARIS — On a recent mild night, a squad of four young women wandered through a peaceful neighborhood in eastern Paris, armed with a bucket of glue, a paintbrush and backpacks loaded with posters.

Interview questions for “Climate Girls Saving Our World”

I’d like to Skype interview you for a book-in-progress about young women climate activists, with  follow-up interviews over time. We would both edit the transcript to morph it into a book chapter.

Interviews with other youth activists are on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGlobalyouth?pbjreload=10

I’m the author of these pertinent books:

Brave: The Global Girls’ Revolution (Equality Press) Vol. 1 Global Issues, Vol. 2 Regional Activism

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Prevent Burnout (Equality Press)

Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

Global Youth Values Transforming Our Future (Equality Press)

Resist: Goals and Tactics for Changemaking (Equality Press)

Answers to Kids’ Deep Questions in Photos (Equality Press)

The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)

Ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality

Press)

How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce (Equality Press)

 

My background is I developed/chaired the Women’s Studies Program at California State University Chico. I also do intuitive energy work, dance, garden, travel.

 

Please let me know when are good times for you to Skype with me. I’m in California.

 

Sample question:

*Where and when were you born? Birth order?

*3 words to describe you

*how did you learn about the climate change disaster?

*when and why did you decide to take a leadership role? Previous experience?

*how do you cope with backlash, unfair criticism, harassment from deniers?

*what do you personally do to help the environment?

*what does feminism mean to you?

*do reports of increasing teen anxiety and depression apply to your network?

*why do you think most of the recent young climate change leaders are female?

*what tactics do you find most useful in being a changemaker? My book “Resist: Goals and Tactics for Changemakers” found burnout and purity issues are problematic.

*what works in organizing a group to take action and stick to it without splintering on dogma/purity or losing interest?

*what national groups do you work with?

*are you an optimistic or pessimist about stopping global warming, etc.?

*what do you see yourself doing five years from now?

*anything else you’d like to add?

*what other girls should be in the book?

Thank you, Gayle Kimball

Five million Indian women protest religious discrmination

Chile student feminists occupy college and high school campuses, 2018

In Chile, women students organized a new “Feminism Waves” movement in 2018 to remove sexism and sexual harassment from over 30 universities when their complaints were ignored. Building on the history of student protests to make education affordable, their weapons are taking over 14 college campuses (blocking front gates) and two high schools, weeks of strikes, graffiti (e.g. “Fire to the Patriarchy”), and marches with thousands of face-painted protesters. One group marched topless with maroon balaclavas on their faces. Men are included, but not as spokesmen. Decision-making in the campus occupations is enhanced by online voting and music and theater groups perform for the occupation. The protesters demand mandatory gender-equality training for students and faculty, equal opportunity for women in academia, women’s studies in the curriculum, avoiding sexist language and off-color “jokes,” better procedure for sexual crimes, and make careers less gender-specific. In response, conservative President Sebastian Pinera organized a “Gender Agenda,” which the feminists said was inadequate—so they called for a June 6 march. “ One of the spokeswomen, law student Emilia Scheider said, “We haven’t invented anything, we are a part of history.”[i] Student occupied her campus at the University of Chile’s School of Law for each of her four years as a student.

[i] Caitlin Donohue, “Chilean Feminists Take Over 14 University Campuses,” 48 Hills, May 18, 2018.

https://48hills.org/2018/05/chilean-feminists-take-over/