What do you think? Real? Or MISSrepresentation? Let us know

Miss Representation

Come join the Xavier University Women’s Center tomorrow, January 31, 2012 for Miss Representation, a discussion of the imagery of women in the media. In a world of Playboy bunnies, scantily-clad pop stars, and yes, Snookie, is they way women are perceived real? Or is it Miss Representation?

Jan. 31. 2012

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Check out Sofia Vergara’s commercial for her line at Kmart. What do you think of her saying “you’re a woman, so dress like one”? Personally I don’t think any harm was intended, but maybe they could have chosen a different slogan. (Thanks for the news tip, myofficeglows!) What do you think?

This day in HERstory…

1542: Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, born (queen of Scotland, queen consort of France)

"My dear girls, I am ambitious for you, but not to have you make a dash in the world, marry rich men merely because they are rich, or have splendid houses, which are not homes because love is wanting." (9.142)
Little Women
This day in HERstory…

November 29, 1832- Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was born in Mass

Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
Gloria Steinem
Anonymous asked:
Who is your favorite woman in history?

We at the women’s center take note of many, many wonderful women in history. We are all partial to certain individuals because of things they have accomplished that relate to our own lives. My name is Andi, and I am the editor or the women’s center tumblr. My favorite notable woman in women’s history right now is Gloria Steinem, but I change quite often. Read more about Gloria here: http://www.gloriasteinem.com/

This day in HERstory…
On November 28, 1919, Nancy Astor, American-born wife of Waldorf Astor, became the first woman in British history to be elected to and take a seat in Parliament. She took his seat in the House of Commons when he moved to the House of Lords. (Constance Markiewicz was elected in 1918 from Dublin but as a Sinn Fein member did not take her seat in the House of Commons.) 

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