Monday, November 17, 2014

Take Action! Sign The Petition to Elevate Women's Equality Day to a Federal Holiday


Women For Action launched a campaign to petition political leaders to elevate August 26th, Women’s Equality Day to a federal holiday. Despite it’s forty-three year existence, it is dimly recognized. [read]

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Honor of American Military Women: Veterans Day


  • Did you know Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean) was a World War II defense worker? 
  • Did you know Mary McLeod Bethune, a renowned civil rights activist pressured the U.S. Army to let black women in the Women's Army Corps (WAC)? 
  • Did you know the first female rabbi to serve in the U.S. military was also one of the very first female rabbis ever in U.S. history? That was merely over 30 years ago! 

These are all very fascinating facts. Yet our feature slide show only covers a small portion of women's achievements in the U.S. military. Take a look! ►►


Monday, November 3, 2014

Interview with Filmmakers Neena Nejad & Xoel Pamos and Cast Member, Ruth Trotter from The Price of Honor

Photo of Sarah and Amina Said, Courtesy of The Price of Honor Documentary

It is a chilling story to tell. The film would probably give you goosebumps after watching footage of Amina and Sarah Said or even reading dozens of letters and emails written by Amina.  They were two teen girls who were murdered by their own father, Yaser Said in 2008 simply because they did not want to be forced into marriages. They just wanted to be normal American teenagers and free of an abusive father. Yaser could  not depart from the perception that his daughters had been corrupted. For that, they were killed! [read]

Monday, October 27, 2014

ITALY & BRAZIL: Interview with Professor Massimo Canevacci and Flavia Kremer Discussing the Bororo Culture and Tradition (Part Two)

Bororo girl (Photo courtesy of Massimo Canevacci)

 
In Part Two of this interview series with Professor Massimo Canevacci and Flavia Kremer, both professors discuss their research and compassion for the Bororo people in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The Bororos attempt to hold on to tradition. Yet there are many outside threats. They are often terrorized by vicious local predators, westernization (religion and dominance) and modernization. The passing of the late José Carlos Kuguri, the last great Mestre dos Cantos (master of songs) was a blow to many feelings of optimism. [read]

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"The Price of Honor": The World Can Help Restore Honor and Faith by Shedding Light On Violent Traditions

Sarah and Amina Said: The Price of Honor Film Poster
  
Experts suggest that the reports on honor violence are not being treated as such. For example, In the United States, they are often  mislabeled, which hinders the investigations. According to The Price of Honor Documentary, within the western world, honor violence is mistaken for domestic violence because the perpetrator is usually family. Yet there is a distinct difference between the two. [read]