Our Digest of Global Feminist News and Opinion
In order to begin breeching global women’s oppression, more than making martyrs out of schoolgirls needs to be done. Amidst a western media circus, the U.S.’s recent decision to deploy troops to Chad in an effort to assist in locating 200-plus young Nigerian women, more than a month after their abduction, is cause for some scrutiny over a military tactic some might deem opportunistic.
The Jordanian women’s football team astounds in Ho Chi Minh City, despite a 3-1 loss. The 2014 opener for the Asian Cup saw the pairing of Jordan’s nine year old team against Cup hosts Vietnam in a history making match. Jordan’s evolving team, still in its developmental stages, is in rankings alongside established Vietnam and 2013’s reigning Asian and World Cup champions, Japan and Australia. The Jordanian team is comprised of the country’s very first generation of female footballers.
When it Comes to Women’s Health and Wellness, Ms. Fit Editors and Contributors Lay it on the Line
For the Faith issue, we asked Ms. Fit writers and editors to share a belief they hold about feminism and women’s health, fitness, and wellness. Join the conversation: add your own belief in the comments!
The workshop flier said, “Yoga for Women”, and I thought, this workshop could go one of several ways:
· The teacher could be a tight-bodied Lululemon model in fuchsia lipstick and eyeliner, who played acid jazz and dubstep to our vinyasas. She could try to bend us into crazy positions and coach us to use our feminine Shakti to make ourselves hotter, more luscious beings (presumably in order to snag or keep some man);
· Or, she could be an “Earth Mother” with hairy legs and no sense of humor, who told us to do malasana over a mirror to look at our yonis, and who would coach us to breathe through our vaginas and smile at our uteruses.