Sunday, March 9, 2014

"I asked five questions in Genetics class today, and all of them started with the word 'Sorry.' "

In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN, specifying that everyone, regardless of sex, was entitled to the same rights and freedoms. Nearly 50 years later, the 1997 Human Development Report concluded, "No society treats its women as well as its men." Women face inequalities all around the world, such as the continued barring of women from driving in Saudi Arabia, feticide and infanticides in China and India, and the lack of the right to own land in Chile.

Although conditions are far better in the United States, the patriarchy still exists. In celebration of March and Women's History Month, here are some amazing voices from slam poets around the country. It's interesting to consider the images they paint and how these issues are still prevalent in the Brown community.

"Shrinking Women"
"Ten Responses to the Phrase, Man Up"
"This Is For You"


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