A Women’s Worth.. WEEK

hey hey !

are you guys all excited for WWW ? Women’s Worth Week !!

Attached below is a video post of the song of the week.. “A Women’s Worth..” by Alicia Keys !

Also, keeping with information about American politics from the last couple of weeks:

Here is an article about empowered women who are “Running in Heels” through politics:

http://www.marieclaire.com/world-reports/news/female-political-candidates-2012

have a great WWW day ! : )

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can you feel the energy ?

hey everyone !

its on !! women’s worth week is kicking off on monday, november 19th for the week.

come out to cogro for the amazing coffee house !

its my first time being a part of women’s worth week & i cant wait to be a part of the week.

please come out to check it out : )

detailed events to follow !

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
— Coco Chanel

Feeling low? 

Mid-terms getting you down?

     Recent studies show that 1 in 5 women feel the pressure to look perfect even under times of stress.  When there are more important things to be worried about (like that test that’s 55% of your grade!) it can help to distract yourself with some motivating tunes…

     Create a study playlist and get out of the beginning of winter funk.  Here are our top Girl Power Anthems to get you through your exams:

5. Independent Women – Destiny’s Child (2002)

     For an immediate mood boost blast some Destiny’s Child and make like Charlie’s Angels, the movie for which the song was written.  Talk about kick-ass women!

4. A Woman’s Worth – Alicia Keys (2001)

     This powerful song from the Grammy award-winning Keys warns listeners not to underestimate the worth of a woman or you risk losing her.

3. Fighter – Christina Aguilera (2003)

     “Made me learn a little bit faster / Made my skin a little bit thicker / Makes me that much smarter / So thanks for making me a fighter”  Enough said.  

2. Just a Girl – No Doubt (1995)

     Gwen Stefani sings about how stereotypes of women as being weak or incapable of thinking and living for themselves aren’t going to hold her back.

1. Wannabe – Spice Girls (1996)

     The ultimate girl power song preaching sisters before misters and female friendships above all else.  Take a study break and break out those coordinated dance moves!

 

 

This November…

“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

     From November 19th to 23rd, 2012 a series of events will be held on the Queen’s 

     University campus to raise awareness about violence against women and issues of self-esteem women face. The goal of this project is to create a positive space where students can be in dialogue with each other about these issues. It is a way to encourage students to talk to each other, to support each other and reach out to existing groups and services. Talking through our problems is a way we heal but we can only do this when there is no fear of judgment. A goal of this project is not only to validate the prevalence of these issues but also to emphasize that they can be overcome in a positive space.

     People gain confidence by being involved. Being part of a team allows a person to accomplish a common goal, make new friends and learn. It also empowers people by allowing them to recognize their ability to generate change. The facilitators/volunteers of this project hope that by bringing women together voice their opinions on issues relevant to them, women at Queen’s feel empowered and their concerns on this topic are validated. 

Objectives: 

– Raise awareness about violence against women and self-esteem issues women face. 
– Encourage men to think more critically about how they treat women. 
– Encourage women to celebrate who they are as unique individuals.
– Encourage women to stand up for themselves. 
– Listen to suggestions from all students about what groups/clubs/services could be implemented to educate people on and mediate issues of violence against women and self-esteem. Hear about positive experiences people had with groups on campus or in the Kingston community when coping with abuse or self-esteem issues. 
– Draw attention to the fact these problems happen worldwide and talk about women’s experiences on a global scale
– Celebrate men who speak out against gender inequality

Why it is important men participate in these events? 

     Men have an important role in promoting gender equality. The way women perceive themselves is affected by the relationships they are in, how they are treated by the opposite sex, and how they are represented in the media.

     We hope to encourage women to stand up for themselves but also to encourage men to stand up for women. 

Violence against women affects everyone. Image