On March 8th 2017, "to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the U.S. and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face," the leaders of the Women’s March executed “A Day Without Women”, a nationwide women’s strike in the US. On this day women were “to refrain from …Read More >
The InStepp Blog: Our Perspective
Visit the InStepp Blog often to get our perspective on issues and local events. Our bloggers continually scan the internet looking for news, ideas and other information of potential interest to our readers.
Across the globe, we recognize women and their achievements on March 8. Although the holiday is not a federal one in the U.S., there are many countries – spanning from Afghanistan to Zambia – that observe International Women’s Day officially. From giving women mimosa flowers (Italy) to being the equivalent of Mother’s Day (Bulgaria and Romania), the customs are as diverse …Read More >
In the thick of depression, it can seem like nothing could possibly ease or soothe or lighten the feeling of a ton of bricks weighing on your body, your mind, even your heart. The usual methods like working out, journaling, even “riding it out” may not be enough to pull you out from under it, and probably the last thing you want to do is show this raw and vulnerable side …Read More >
When understanding feminism, it is essential to look at all the layers of a woman and how they impact the woman’s ability to live a full life. For many decades the focus has particularly been on discrimination in the realm of gender only. Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum and a professor of law at Columbia University and …Read More >
Regardless of political ideology, Saturday, January 22 symbolized an unprecedented grassroots movement with a message of solidarity and acceptance. Although official estimates are still forthcoming, crowd scientists and organizers said Women’s Marches around the world totaled in the millions. Centered in Washington D.C., the Women’s March had more than 673 “sister” marches …Read More >
In the last blog post Jemima shined light on the body positive movement, and I don’t know if there was anyone more excited than I was to see the feature. It was impeccable timing as this time of the year we are inundated with messages to “improve” ourselves (usually our bodies). I love the body positive movement because it celebrates acceptance of one’s self and …Read More >