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C. Delores Tucker and The Fight Against Misogynoiristic (C)Rap Music


When the late C. Delores Tucker went against violent misogynoir in rap music, she did not go on about “da white man this, da white man that” rants she held these anti-woman misogynoiristic rappers accountable for their own behavior and actions. We’ve all heard the excuses from Blackistan that it was “da white record execs who made these po’ negro males degrade and demean their own women”, however Mrs. Tucker (like many of us now) wasn’t buying it. When she called out these BW-hating muthaphuckas they called responded with more violent misogynoir (2pac and lil’ kim included, so disappointed in Kim) they called her every thing but a child of God. [Side Note: From what I heard the ONLY person who stood with her was a black man named, Rev. Calvin Butts (and I believe there were a few others) while the rest of Blackistan sat back as usual quiet while she was attacked.] Here some information about the misogynoiristic attackes she faced from her Wikipedia bio:

Tucker dedicated much of the last few years of her life to condemning sexually explicit lyrics in rap and hip-hop tracks, citing a concern that the lyrics were misogynistic and threatened the moral foundation of the African American community.[6][7]

Called “narrow-minded” by some rappers who often mentioned her in their lyrics, Tucker picketed stores that sold rap music and bought stock in Sony, Time Warner, and other companies in order to protest hip-hop at their shareholders’ meetings.[6] She also fought against the NAACP’s decision to nominate late rapper Tupac Shakur for one of its Image Awards[6] and filed a $10 million lawsuit against his estate for comments that the rapper made in his song “How Do U Want It?” on the album All Eyez on Me, in which Shakur rapped “C. Delores Tucker you’s a motherfucker / Instead of trying to help a nigga you destroy a brother”. In her lawsuit, Tucker claimed that comments in this song, and on the track “Wonda Why They Call U Bitch” from the same album, inflicted emotional distress, were slanderous and invaded her privacy.[8] This case was eventually dismissed.[9]

Other rappers have taken similar stances. In his song “Church for Thugs”, The Game raps “I’ve got more hatred in my soul than Pac had for De'ores Tucker.” Jay-Z chimes in as well, with the lines “I don’t care if you’re C. Dolores Tucker or you’re Bill O'Reilly, you only riling me up,” from The Black Album’s “Threat.” Lil’ Kim also referenced her in a leftover track, entitled “Rockin’ It”, from her second studio album. Kim raps “C. Delores T., Screw her, I never knew her”, after Tucker dubbed her music as “gangsta porno rap” and “filth”.[10][11] Much of KRS-One and Channel Live’s “Free Mumia” is a direct criticism of what the MCs see as Tucker’s misplaced energy. Lil Wayne also referenced her in his leftover song “Million Dollar Baby” rapping “Can’t be banned I’m sorry Miss Delores.” Rapper Eminem also mentioned Tucker in the D-12 song “Rap Game”, in which he rapped the line “Tell that C. Delores Tucker slut to suck a dick.”

Mrs. Tucker knew that this misogynoiristic crap called hip shit hop would lead the black “community” further down in looking-ass niggerdom. BTW, Black Women funded and supported (and still do) this particular oppression.

[Side Note: And if you all can stomach it, go look at the comments below under  these videos (below) here and here Blackistan is still defending this music and cursing her and the woman is dead, how low. The Black Men in the comments are still making excuses and and found a way to blame it ALL ON black women.] 

Now years later, you got some niggas talkin about “Mrs Tucker was right.”

It’s like @for-marginalized-bw-only  once said that black people act like grown rank negro males have NO control over their own behavior and actions, its always “da white man made me do it” mantra everytime there is disrespect or defamation to the Black Woman’s body, character or image.


THERE HAS GOT TO BE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY ON THESE NEGRO MALES PART, AND BLACK WOMEN LIKE ME WILL KEEP DOING JUST THAT, FIRST BY BOYCOTTING THE VAST MAJORITY OF RAPPERS, MALE (AND FEMALE).


R.I.P. Mrs. Dr. C. Delores Tucker, We Will Make Sure That Your Fight Will Not Be In Vain

The Struggle Is Intersectional


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A List of Things Donald Trump Has Done - Week 1

Trumps actions stand alone in their absurdity, sheer danger and as he puts it “enormity” that Australian journalist and host of The Project, Waleed Aly, found that simply listing them all out loud, spoke louder than dissecting them individually. The full list includes

  1. Signed First Executive Order to Rollback Obama Care
  2. Took Control of Nuclear Codes
  3. Declares January 20 (his inauguration day) to be the National Day of Patriot Devotion
  4. The White House Spokesmen lied in his first press briefing about the size of Trump’s inauguration “The biggest in History”
  5. A Senior Trump Adviser supported the lies, claiming they were ‘Alternative Facts’
  6. Ordered the shut down of the National Park Service Twitter account after they retweeted photos comparing the sizes of Trumps and Obama’s inauguration crowds
  7. Trump planted staffers to cheer and applaud at a speech he gave to the CIA
  8. Bypassed anti-nepotism law to hire his son-in-law as a senior White House adviser
  9. His office confirmed that he’ll never release his tax records
  10. Withdrew America from the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership). A multi-national economic deal that is seven years in the making
  11. Allegedly allowed his businesses to take money from foreign government
  12. Now is facing a new law suit for breaching the constitution.
  13. Claimed the election suffered mass voter fraud (2-3 million votes illegitimate, which no evidence supports such high numbers) specifically with regard to dead voters and voters registered in more than one states.
  14. The white house spokes men (mentioned earlier), his son-in-law (also mentioned earlier), his youngest daughter, his White House strategist and his Treasury Secretary are all registered to vote in more than one state
  15. Reinstated a global GAG rule to cut all US funding to international NGOs that offer and council women on abortion
  16. His party passed a bill that permanently bans American women from using federal funds or private health insurance towards abortion services
  17. Vowed to cut funding to Violence Against Women’s programs, National Arts and Humanities, Legal Services, Minority Business Development Programs, Public Broadcasting, and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  18. Trumps Administration removed the Spanish Version of the White House Website
  19. Deleted Website pages of Civil Rights, LGBT Rights, and Climate Change
  20. Overturned the ban on two major gas projects where a fear of water contamination, and destruction of sacred land is present
  21. Ordered a total media blackout on the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.
  22. Imposed a hiring and regulatory freeze across all government agencies
  23. Except for the Military and a handful of public safety sectors
  24. Drafted orders to temporarily suspend America’s refugee intake
  25. Syria refugees face a indefinite ban on entry to America
  26. Announced plans to halve America’s Asylum Program
  27. Drafted new plans to suspend Visas from people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen
  28. Plans to open CIA black-sights, around the world, to reintroduce torture as an interrogation tactic
  29. Moved to redirect allocated Federal Funds to start building a $20 billion wall on the southern boarder
  30. Suggested to cancel his upcoming meeting with the Mexican President, to him publicly on Twitter, after the Mexican President refused to fund the building of the wall. The meeting was canceled
  31. Following this, he flagged a 20% tax increase to all imported goods from mexico in order to recoup the cost of the wall
  32. Stated he would publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants
  33. Stripped Federal Funds from US cities that provide sanctuary for Illegal Immigrants
  34. Laid the legal ground work for mass deportation

It can be easy to lose track of what is happening with Trump at the moment, but it is vital that, if you hope you fight back, even so much as build a healthy opinion on him, you know what he is doing. So please, read every entry on this list. In a single week, Trump has done more unimaginable things that people give him credit for. This has been a week, people. There are still over 200 left, at the least

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Unpopular Opinions

- Minorities can be racist to white people
- White people have culture - look at Europe
- ‘Safe spaces’ are stupid. Collage kids need to learn how to deal with opposing views
- Self diagnosis is not valid. Consult a therapist first
- There are four sexualities (Bi, Hetero, Homo, Asexual)
- Destroying property is not peaceful protesting, and will get you nowhere aside from hurt and in jail
- Cops are contributing members of society and are not all racist, and should be thanked regularly for their services
- Otherkin is stupid if you actually believe you are the animal. If it’s more of a past life thing and you just want to buy cat ears for fun, be my guest. But you should not ‘identify’ as an animal/mythical creature/other or act like one. Also, keep it private
- Theriankin is stupid. It’s called 'relating to a character’
- Gay people have rights (here, in America) and you don’t need more parades and protests. Guys, you’ve won already
- Same goes for women. We should be funding for activists in those countries where they’re not respected
- Men are not cruel and hateful by nature
- Men can be abused, violated, raped, ect.
- Women should have the same court sentences as men
- No such thing as 'fatophobia’. - Body positively should be for victims of abuse, those that are disfigured or disabled, in an accident, ect. Not for morbidly obese people
- STOP TEACHING KIDS BEING FAT IS AN OKAY THING. IT IS NOT. It has many negative side affects on your heath and should not be praised or glorified
- Skinny isn’t ideal either. We should all be aiming for HEALTHY
- Doctors are not trying to 'fatshame’ you. They’re doing it for your God damn health.
- FACTS. OVER. FEELINGS.

That is all for now. Please feel free to add on.

Edit: I now realize what I said about reproducing with a whale is hurtful and rude, and I deeply apologize to anyone I offended by saying that. However, I should also make it clear. I do not mean people who are slightly overweight. I do not mean people who physically cannot lose weight because of health problems. I do not mean people who are making an effort to change. I mean people who are four hundred something pounds because they won’t stop eating AND expect everyone to be okay with the fact they’re killing themselves and expect society to glorify it. That is not okay.

Hortensia circa 42 BCE

Art by Lacey (tumblr)

After the death of Julius Caesar, Rome’s leaders proposed a tax on the city’s  1400 wealthiest women to fund a campaign against those responsible for Caesar’s death.  The women were outraged by the tax and chose Hortensia as their spokesperson.  Hortensia was the daughter of Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, a well-known Roman orator.  Hortensia gave a rousing speech, questioning the government’s right to levy taxes on women who, by virtue of their gender, had no voice in government. 

According to the Greek historian Appian, Hortensia asked Rome’s leaders: 

You have already stolen from us our fathers and sons and husbands and brothers by your proscriptions, on the grounds that they had wronged you… if we women have not voted any of you public enemies, if we did not demolish your houses or destroy your army or lead another army against you; if we have not kept you from public office or honour, why should we share the penalties if we have no part in the wrongdoing? Why should we pay taxes when we have no part in the honours, the commands, the state-craft, for which you contend against each other with such harmful results?”

In the end, the tax was limited to 400 women and expanded to include all men who owned more than 100,000 drachmas. 

💡💡💡 Here are seven grants black women business owners should consider:

InnovateHER

The InnovateHER Innovating for Women Business Challenge is sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Women’s Business Ownership. Three winners are awarded $30,000 in prize money for businesses with products and services that have an impact on the lives of women and their families.

Intuit “Love A Local Business” Competition

Intuit host a competition that gives away $25,000 small business grants to businesses based on votes. The average award is $5,000, but there are larger grand prizes depending on each year’s focus. The program has given away over $1 million since inception. Check the site frequently to see when is the next round.

FedEx Opportunity Knocks — Small Business Grant

Share your small-business story and enter for a chance to win the top prize—$25,000. There’s also one $15,000 winner and eight $7,500 winners. Part of the judging involves the general public voting for the finalists, so participants may promote their businesses while garnering votes.

Miller Lite Tap the Future

This business plan competition is a great way for new entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to win capital for their companies in the form of prizes ranging from $5,000 to as much as $200,000 or more. This competition is aimed especially at minority entrepreneurs and is sponsored by MillerCoors.

Minority Business Development Agency

The MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that assists minorities and women in establishing and growing their businesses. On its site, you can research grants and access links to state agencies that work with women-owned businesses for funding opportunities.

National Association for the Self-Employed Growth Grants

This program allows business owners to apply for financing a particular small business need. Worth up to $4,000 each, past recipients used their growth grants to purchase computers, hire part-time help, and create marketing materials.

The Amber Grant Foundation

Awards $500 to a different women-owned business every month. SOURCE: BLACK ENTERPRISE

11 Surefire Ways For Women To Get Power And Make A Ton Of Money

How did Gallop get the confidence to say what she thinks? To ask for what she wants? That’s what I asked her when she joined me on my Mentoring Moments podcast (released today). Here are 11 takeaways (you’ll hear even more in the podcast), surefire ways for women to get power and make as much money as humanly possible (all in Gallop’s words, edited and condensed):

1. I urge women not to look for just mentors, but even more importantly to find champions. There can be a tendency for the word mentor to sound very advisory, a lot of talking. I am a naturally action-oriented person who feels there is far too much talking in the world and too little doing. So I urge women to find champions because champions are people who make shit happen for you.

Look for a champion where you work because a champion needs to have a degree of familiarity with you and experience the quality of your work. Look around and above you, and decide who you want to champion you. Key thing is (and women make this mistake all the time), you don’t go to someone and ask, “Will you be my champion?” I’m all about communication through demonstration. You make a point of impressing that person with something that you do by presenting them with an example of how good you are, or how good you could be at what you really want to do, and you put that in front of them. 

2. Never give anything away for free.  What you have to offer any workplace (or any person) is your personal point of view, your hard-won lessons through experience. If I responded to every request I get to pick my brain for free, I would have no time to support myself and I’d be personally bankrupt.

3. Be totally unashamed about wanting to make a shit ton of money. Women are not brought up to think about money the way men are. To be taken seriously, women need to make as much money as humanly possible. Negotiate and argue for money, like all the men around you are doing. There’s a bigger point here. When C-suite men (and women) look at the spread sheet with all the company’s salaries, when they see that women earn less than men, in their minds they think, “Women are not as good as men.”

4. One of the quickest ways for women to make money is to invest. So please women, make as much money as you can and fund other women because that’s how we will all become billionaires. There was a whole bro network (white guys talking to white guys) who got tipped-off early on to things like Uber. That network doesn’t operate for women. Women, consciously get your ear to the ground and invest.

5. Do not let anybody tell you what to do with your own f*cking money.  I’ve seen this happen (friends have similar experiences): A woman who has the money to invest, tells her husband/partner that she is going to invest in MakeLoveNotPorn and he responds: “Oh no darling you don’t want to do that” and the woman capitulates.

6. Social sharing can make shit happen for women. Social media is a whole new methodology to do what women have been doing since the beginning of time – sharing the shit out of everything. We make shit happen when we share.

7. If you are working at a place that does not welcome and celebrate your talent, somewhere that does not allow you to disrupt and innovate in the way that you want to, get the fuck out, get another job. There’s no point in being there.

8. Manage your own mind. Mind management tip: of all the things that stress you out every day, pick one thing and address only that one stress that day.

9. There is always a way over, around, under or through every obstacle. You just need to be creative about what that is. Take micro-actions.

10. The fear of what other people will think is the single most paralyzing dynamic in business and life.  You will never own the future if you care what other people think.

11. The only person who can make things happen for you is you. People can help you (i.e., champions), but you need to make it happen.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/deniserestauri/2016/08/09/11-surefire-ways-for-women-to-get-power-and-make-a-ton-of-money/#29100443b0f5 

I used to babysit for these two women down my street and around Christmas they would write their kids “letters from Santa” which were basically letters telling them their “Status on the nice list” and my parents thought it was mean but I think it’s the smartest shit in the world because listen your kid doesn’t clean his room for a week no matter how many times you tell him but you write that kid a “Letter from Santa” saying that Santa KNOWS he hasn’t been cleaning his room and you can bet your ASS that room will be clean within ten minutes 

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Some Inspirational Iranian women 

1 : Shirin Ebadi, is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women’s, children’s, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize.

2 : Nasrin Sotoudeh, is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections as well as prisoners sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were minors. In 2012 she was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament. 

3 : Azar Nafisi, is an Iranian writer and professor of English literature. 

4 : Pardis Sabeti, is an Iranian-American computational biologist, medical geneticist and evolutionary geneticist, who developed a bioinformatic statistical method which identifies sections of the genome that have been subject to natural selection and an algorithm which explains the effects of genetics on the evolution of disease.

5 : Maryam Mirzakhani, is an Iranian mathematician. In 2014 She won the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. Becoming the first women and Iranian to do so.

6 : Anoushe Ansari, is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. In 2006 she become the first Iranian and the first self-funded women to visit the International space station. 

7 : Laleh Sedigh, is an Iranian race car driver. She is one of the most famous race car drivers in Iran.

warrenellisisland submitted to faithinhumanityr:  [photo is of a facebook post that reads: TOGETHER WE RAISED $1376.

THIS MEANS 275 WOMEN CAN TAKE SELF DEFENSE CLASSES FOR FREE.

THANK YOU.]

so in light of the recent political climate, a lot of women have been feeling unsafe.  my roommate decided to do something about it.  she found a local gym that offers self-defense classes for women and organized a fund raiser to help women take the class for free.  a couple of bands played and over twenty local artists donated pieces [including a tattoo artist who donated a $200 gift certificate] to be raffled off.  all the money from the raffle tickets, t-shirt sales, and the admission at the door went to covering the cost of women getting to take the class.  the event was held at a bar, and apparently a couple of kids showed up and said, “we don’t have IDs because we aren’t 21, we just wanted to donate,” and handed over $20 and left.  it just made my night to see so many people give up their time and money to something so worthy. i figured i would share it with you.

This is a wonderful story, kick-ass! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Feminism in the New Testament
  • The first Christians were women–Mary, our Holy Mother, and her cousin, Elizabeth. The first to praise Jesus was Elizabeth when she said “And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?” (Luke 1:43).  She is the first to recognize that Jesus is the Son of God
  • Jesus performed His first miracle at the request of His mother, showing His respect for women (”The Wedding at Cana, book of John)
  • Jesus and the Woman of Samaria—even Christ’s disciples were surprised to see Him speaking to a woman so earnestly.  He wanted to educate her, and He spoke to her just as He would speak to a man.  Throughout the New Testament, Jesus spends a lot of time with His female followers, making sure that they are just as educated as His male followers (Book of John, 4.21)
  • The Beatitudes (Mathew Chapter 5)–These teachings are what should be at the heart of Christianity.  Here, Jesus gives loving attention to the marginalized and powerless in society, and who is more powerless than women? Jesus takes the side of the oppressed and offers them blessings
  • “….I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5.28)  To me, this verse is particularly feminist because instead of blaming women for the problem of sexual harassment, or asking them to cover up so that they don’t tempt men, Jesus is putting the sin on men ONLY–to me, He is very clearly saying here that lust in these situations is not the women’s fault for not covering up, but it’s the mans fault for looking at her in a lustful way 
  • “…a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.  So they are no longer two, but one flesh” (Mark 10.7)  Here, Jesus describes a marriage in which man and wife are joined together as equals.  One is not dominant over the other, but rather they become One. 
  • In Luke 8.1, many women were described as being followers of Jesus, and it even says that the women “provided for them out of their resources”. meaning that the women funded Christ’s ministry, making them an integral part of the beginning of Christianity
  • Luke 10.38–Martha gets mad at her sister Mary because while Martha was cooking and preparing, Mary sat at Jesus’ feet to learn from Him.  Jesus says “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing.  Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her”.  Here, Jesus is advocating for the education of women, saying that women should focus on being educated rather than being good home-makers.  He recognizes that education will lead to fulfillment, which is why He describes Mary as choosing what “will not be taken away from her”
  • Mary Magdalene: Her presence is felt everywhere throughout the New Testament, because she followed Jesus even more than the other apostles did.  She stayed with Jesus when most of the other apostles had abandoned Him at the hour of His death.  Jesus appeared to her first when He resurrected from the dead, and asked her to go tell the others, even though a woman’s testimony at the time was only ½ of a man’s.  Jesus knew that, but asked her to go and proclaim it anyway, which shows His immense respect for women.  Mary Magdalene was even given the title of “Apostle of the Apostles” because of this, because she was the first to preach the good news
  • Also, to me, the fact that Jesus never married is very comforting for me.  Marriage can be such a patriarchal institution, especially in Christ’s time when very young girls would marry older men.  The fact that Christ never took part in this institution shows me that He never intended to have power over women in any way possible
  • Feel free to add to this list!
Stretch Goal 1: Jeremiah George (The Musician)

We did it, everyone! Kickstarter “Women of Xal” is funded! And I (literally) could not have done it without you all! 40% of all backers came from here, Tumblr! And, for the umpteenth time, I could not be anymore grateful! We’ll be having post-KS fun for days as I show our blog followers proper gratitude as much as I can! But, 1/3rd of the campaign remains, and we can now talk Stretch Goals! Our first one allows us to bring in the extremely talented composer and voice actor, Jeremiah George!

Who is Jeremiah? I’m glad you asked, hypothetical person! If you’re a fan of Undertale, @manontheinternet‘s Undertale Musical,or RWBY, you’ve likely heard his work! He has provided brilliant covers of these projects and takes gorgeous inspiration from Kingdom Hearts’ Yoko Shimomura. I’ll be providing some lovely examples of his works down below! If you like what you hear, definitely hit that reblog so we can hit that stretch goal and bring him on as the second composer!

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s Gowns

From November 16, 2010 until April 24, 2017

  1. April 29, 2011- The Wedding
  2. April 29, 2011- The Wedding Dinner
  3. June 9, 2011- ARK Gala
  4. July 9, 2011-Day 2 of Official Visit to Los Angeles: BAFTA “Brits to Watch” Reception
  5. October 13, 2011- 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala
  6. October 26, 2011-In Kind Direct Charity Event
  7. November 10, 2011- National Memorial Arboretum Dinner
  8. December 19, 2011- Sun Military Awards
  9. January 8, 2012- War Horse Premiere
  10. May 8, 2012- Thirty Club
  11. May 11, 2012- Our Greatest Team Rises Gala
  12. September 13, 2012- Day 1 of Official Visit to Malaysia: Dinner
  13. September 18, 2012- Day 1 of Official Visit to Tuvalu: Traditional Dinner
  14. November 8, 2012-St. Andrews University’s 600th Anniversary Campaign Dinner
  15. December 16, 2012-BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards
  16. September 12, 2013- Tusk Conservation Awards
  17. October 24, 2013- 100 Women’s Hedge Fund Gala
  18. December 4, 2013- Diplomatic Reception
  19. December 5, 2013-Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Premiere
  20. December 11, 2013- Natural History Museum Alive 3D Advanced Screening
  21. February 11, 2014- The Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery
  22. October 21, 2014- Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards
  23. November 13, 2014- Royal Variety Performance
  24. December 9, 2014- Day 3 of Visit to New York: St Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner
  25. December 14/15, 2014- Friends Wedding
  26. October 20, 2015- State Visit From China: Dinner
  27. October 26, 2015- Spectre Royal Premiere
  28. October 27, 2015- 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala
  29. December 8, 2015- Diplomatic Reception
  30. April 7, 2016- Reception before India and Bhutan Tour
  31. April 10, 2016- Day 1 of Official Visit to India: Dinner Gala & Reception
  32. April 11, 2016- Day 2 of Official Visit to India: Queen’s Birthday Party
  33. April 12, 2016- Day 3 of Official Visit to India: Bohag Bihu Festival
  34. April 14, 2016- Day 1 of Official Visit to Bhutan: Dinner
  35. April 15, 2016- Day 2 of Official Visit to Bhutan: Reception
  36. April 21, 2016-Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday Dinner
  37. June 9, 2016- SportsAid’s 40th Anniversary Dinner
  38. June 22, 2016-A Taste of Norfolk Dinner for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ Nook Appeal
  39. July 6, 2016- Art Fund Museum of the Year Award
  40. November 3, 2016- Recovery Street Film Festival; A Street Cat Named Bob Premiere
  41. December 8, 2016- Diplomatic Reception
  42. February 12, 2017- British Academy of Film and Television Awards
  43. March 17, 2017- Day 1 of Official Visit to Paris: Gala Dinner
  44. March 28, 2017- 2017 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery
  45. April 4, 2017- 42nd Street Premiere in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
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March for Science in Ann Arbor MI

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Crown Princess Mary’s foreign visits → Bangladesh, 2017

For her first foreign visit of 2017, Crown Princess Mary made a top secret journey to Bangladesh which wasn’t announced until she was already in the country due to security concerns. The future Queen was making the journey in her capacity as an advocate for women’s rights. She has visited countries across the globe to fight for female empowerment but this was her first time in Bangladesh. During her time in the country, she visited a number of projects which promote women and are funded by Danish groups. She took in Farmer Field School, a Danish supported initiative which aims to improve women’s knowledge of farming techniques and the Jaago Foundation which runs schools in vulnerable areas, including slums. She also took in the Auto-Tex textile factory which employs a number of women. Mary’s warmth and compassion immediately won over the crowds of people who came to visit her and she relished the opportunity to learn more about the local context. She particularly focused on the impact of climate change on women as rural areas in the country have been severely affected by flooding, storms and high water levels. Listening to the local women’s stories was a profound experience which clearly left a deep impression on the Crown Princess.