Mallory, 19, decided to act for women empowerment after reading "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide". She created World Apart Movement to gather funds to assist Middle Eastern women in overcoming education barriers. She decided to create iPhone cases and sell them. Half of the proceeds go to the Afghan Institute of Learning to help girls and women to access education in Afghanistan. Check out their Tumblr and Etsy shop.
From page to screen to college campuses across the country, the team behind the “Half the Sky” movement is further broadcasting its call to action through the Campus Ambassador Program, aimed at raising awareness of international women’s issues among young people. www.thirteen.org/...
"Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan. We have a chapter about her story in Half the Sky."
All women are real women. Too often the critique of modern beauty standards devolves into a tragic us v. them: curvy v. skinny, flat v. big-chested. In our insisting that non-skinny women should be valued, we often decide that skinny women should be valued less. This is tragic, and distracts from the real problem: that women are constantly being told what to look like. Fight that war.
In Flanders Fields by kruijffjes: In Flanders Fields is one of the most famous poems about World War I and was written by Canadien Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a poet, physician, author, artist and soldier on May 3, 1915. #John_McCrae #Flanders_Field