GirlUp Sydney’s Recommendations For Women-Driven Songs

Songs just have a unique way of resonating with us by evoking our innermost emotions. As women, some emotions we face include demotivation, or annoyance at society, or just the need for that extra dose of hype in life. Whatever be your mood, the below much-loved songs got your back! Girl on Fire by AliciaContinue reading “GirlUp Sydney’s Recommendations For Women-Driven Songs”

GirlUp Sydney’s Recommendations for Women-Driven Shows

“Umm, what new series do I watch?” is a question we often ask ourselves. Here are some recommendations, about some female-driven shows that are entertaining, gripping, and above all, a celebration of how women make their lives better for themselves.  The Bold Type This show is about 3 women who work for a company thatContinue reading “GirlUp Sydney’s Recommendations for Women-Driven Shows”

Inspiring Women Icons in Real Life and On the Screen

Note: This article is divided into 2 parts: Part 1 is “Of Fan Favourites and Modern Womanhood” and Part 2 is “Inspiring Women Icons”. Part 1 – Of Fan Favourites and Modern Womanhood:  Most of us love Friends and Brooklyn 99. These shows, as loved for their comedy, also offered a pretty intriguing glimpse intoContinue reading “Inspiring Women Icons in Real Life and On the Screen”

Gendered Morality by Zahra Ayubi – A Review

Summary: Zahra Ayubi’s book examines the gendered ethics of 3 pivotal works in Islamic ethical thought. Throughout the book, she establishes that these works are intrinsically demeaning to women and men of social classes and that they rather promote a vision of an ethical society built by and enforced by elite men. Such a hierarchyContinue reading “Gendered Morality by Zahra Ayubi – A Review”

Where Women Belong…

Beginning with the suffragettes and continuing with modern-day feminists, women and their allies have battled long and hard for their right to “belong”. Whether it was the right to vote or to occupy public office. As a result, a growing number of nations, like New Zealand (in 1893) and Saudi Arabia (in 2015), have grantedContinue reading “Where Women Belong…”

Gendering – A Deep Dive

Ditching an academic perspective in favor of a more personal one birthed this article. Before we start talking about the reasons for gendering, I just want to set the tone. This article is to be read as an exposé of what “the other side” has to offer. Feel free to disagree at any point inContinue reading “Gendering – A Deep Dive”

Breast Cancer Awareness – A History

As Christopher Reeve once said, “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible”. Breast cancer was an unspoken condition for millennia, but it is only through hope and effort, that Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been tremendously successful in increasing the visibility of the most widespread cancer around the world. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was started byContinue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness – A History”

Pro-Choice vs Pro-Life: Is Either Side Right?

Note: mentions mental health issues, sexual assault, and rape.  We often hear anti-maskers use the phrase, “my body, my choice”, but do we know what movement it first came about for? Sexual health has been a touchy topic in many countries all over the world and it usually stems from one topic; abortion.  In socialContinue reading “Pro-Choice vs Pro-Life: Is Either Side Right?”

LGBTQ+ people and the Olympic games

The Tokyo Olympics can be considered a miracle. It has not only succeeded in conducting the games in the middle of a worldwide pandemic and also have the most gender balanced group of participants in history, but can also boast about having a whopping 160+ openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer athletes than everContinue reading “LGBTQ+ people and the Olympic games”

Self-Love: A Journey To Self-Acceptance

Today, more and more people have started to question themselves about their sexuality as access to information on the internet has become easier, especially with the use of social media. There is an abundance of information that you can read up on about any topic that will interest you or you’re curious about. However, thoseContinue reading “Self-Love: A Journey To Self-Acceptance”