Fighting for Syrian Refugee Girls
18-year-old Muzoon Almellehan is known as the "Malala of Syria."

“Originally from the city of Darra, in southwestern Syria, Almellehan and her family crossed the border into Jordan late one night in February of 2013. Her first question to her father when they settled into Zaatari, one of the world’s biggest refugee camps, was “where can I go to school?”

Amongst her community of war survivors, Almellehan has been the constant voice of for eduction, especially important as girls as are often the first in the school camps to drop out. For this, she has been named the “Malala of Syria.” During her three years at two different refugee camps - Zaatari and Azraq - Almellehan tirelessly campaigned against the increasing number of child marriages amongst her female peers.

In the four years since Almellehan fled her home in Darra, she has been a voice for Syrian refugee children in her fight for their education. In a blog for the Malala Fund website, she expressed her disappointment in the lack of action taken by the world leaders at the Syrian refugee crisis conference held at the United Nations in September. “I found it impossible to understand how much money has been promised, what had been paid, and what has been achieved on the ground,” she wrote. “It seemed that donors could not even agree on what they had promised or paid. So I stood up and reminded the ministers and ambassadors that I was speaking up for millions of children who are not numbers but real people with hopes and dreams for a better future.”

Read the full piece here


Has anyone else noticed how whenever men are close to children, they’re accused or suspected of being pedophiles? Michael Jackson and Lewis Carroll are two examples that come to mind when I think about this.

It happens in day-to-day life as well. If a strange man was talking to a lone child, I’m pretty sure a lot of you would be - even if subconsciously - more wary than if a strange woman was talking to a lone child. Why is that?

Men almost aren’t allowed to show affection to kids who aren’t his own, and sometimes even when they’re affectionate towards their own kids people look at them weird, while women are almost expected to gawk over every child they see.

It doesn’t stop there, though. When an older woman calls you by pet names “sweetie/sweetheart/love”, it’s usually seen as cute and endearing, when an older man does the same thing, he’s being creepy.

I think it just boils down to that notion that men are all evil, heartless rapists and all women are precious, maternal flowers that would never hurt anyone.

TEDWomen Attendees Explain What Feminism Means To Them — VIDEO
Feminism has a seemingly straightforward definition. But, just because people can understand the basic meaning of a word, that's not to say it's without certain connotations.
By Caitlyn Callegari

“Feminism has a seemingly straightforward definition. Case in point, Merriam-Webster defines “feminism” as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” But, just because people can understand the basic meaning of a word, that’s not to say it’s without certain connotations. Especially a word as powerful and sometimes confusingly polarizing as this one. 

In a Fempire Moments installment from Lifetime, women were asked what feminism means to them at TEDWomen 2016 and their answers will fill you with hope and inspiration.”

The video is only 1 minute, watch it here

I’m not sure how I feel about abortion. And I pray I never have to. I hope I’m never in a situation where I couldn’t keep, love, and support a child.

But the truth is some people are.

I don’t know them. I don’t know what situation they are in. I don’t know if it will emotionally kill them to give a baby up for adoption. I don’t know if they would rather kill that baby a thousand times than look at it.

Pro Choice can mean you are against abortions and still support everyone’s right to choose. However, no matter any way you spin it, pro life will always be antichoice

Proof that Conservatives are very poorly educated or fundamentally lacking in basic analytical skills: their attempts at analyzing voting trends

When you point out these current voting trends to Conservatives

Their first argument is to claim that all minorities do not vote for Democrats.

This shows their lack of intellectual capacity in a huge way: all minorities do not have to vote for Democrats for Democrats to win with minorities. Only a majority of minorities need to vote for Democrats in order for Democrats to win with minorities. And that condition has been met for quite a few consecutive elections, going back decades.

Then when you show Conservatives this

Conservatives automatically panic and start thinking “White genocide” and “extermination of white people”.

Then the white supremacist death threats and general threats of violence start flooding in.

All because Conservatives are very dim, mentally speaking, and they associate the growth of the POC populace with the extermination of whites.

This would of course be an inconvenient time to remind them that most women also vote Democratic.

Women are already the majority of the population.

So what are they gonna do, kill the women, too?


‘Are we the Baddies?’ Mitchell and Webb Funny Nazi Scetch

The Alt Right these days. 

Body Positivity Win: Dove Is Offering To Freeze Women Until A Time When Their Bodies Are Conventionally Attractive

Dove is no stranger to running empowering advertising campaigns, but their latest effort is definitely their most ambitious and most inspiring yet. In an effort to give every woman the chance to feel valued, the company has taken body positivity to a new level: Dove is now offering to cryogenically freeze women until a time when their proportions are conventionally attractive.

Can we get a “hell yeah”? This is the breath of fresh air we’ve been looking for!

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