The hope is that within 10 years, there will no longer be the need to focus on improving the situation for women

Keywords: communication

I’ve been a huge TEDx fan for many years, attending several live events in the Netherlands…due to COVID this year, we are practically living our lives online. So no surprise that TEDxAmsterdamWomen was online on 02 December 2020. It was held as a hybrid event where the participants gave their talks in person at Theatre Amsterdam – but all the audience were online watching the livestream – including myself!

2020 TEDxAmsterdamWomen – Zestee

In the middle of the 17th century, Mrs Townsend found a lump in her breast: Diagnosed with breast cancer by a local physician, she underwent a mastectomy without anaesthetic – an agonising procedure

Keywords: Breast Cancer, Cancer, History of medicine, Interdisciplinarity, Misogyny, Reproduction, Women, mastectomy

While much of Mrs Townsend’s experience is mercifully alien, the silence that surrounds her post-mastectomy experience is eerily familiar. Each year, 55,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer, and up to 40% will choose to undergo a mastectomy. Mastectomy patients are routinely offered surgical replacement of the breast tissue, whether with saline or silicone implants, a tissue transplant from elsewhere on the body, or a combination of the two.

https://theconversation.com/mastectomies-have-been-performed-for-over-500-years-yet-we-still-cant-talk-about-them-144132

It is a common practice amongst people to hide the fact that they are on their periods due to the taboo ridden nature which is associated with it across different religions and cultures

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Out of the 42 girls who replied to this question, 34 girls used words like ‘I am down’ or ‘it is that time of the month’ to convey to others they she was on period which 8 girls did not use any such statements.

https://streamsthevoiceofchange.com/2020/09/12/girls-experiences-with-periods-in-school

Assuming that we are biologically disposed to want to find a ‘baby daddy’, and not just fool around sometimes, is ludicrous

Keywords: opinion

Some people’s hormones are nuts, we all have that friend who’s been broody since their school days, but this biological essentialism is not the case for everyone. What claims to be feminist in terms of ‘looking out for the needs of womxn’ just ends up being very narrow-minded, and reduces womxn to being entirely governed by our hormones.

https://candidorangemagazine.com/2020/09/01/is-casual-sex-anti-feminist

“Entropic Mama” to me is all about being a woman who has goals and ambitions, but may not know how to get there right away because she has a lot more to focus on than just herself and/or her goals

Keywords: intro

We can feel like we have this set order to our lives and that we have it all together for that moment, but then we fall into disorder because of countless things. Such as mental health, debt, loss of family or friends, anything that is truly out of our immediate control really. Life is all about entropy, the chaos and randomness of the world that eventually brings order, and as long as we don’t give up along the way, we will always see our dreams come to fruition.

https://entropicmama.blog/2020/08/30/take-the-first-step/#comment-2

I belong to a society where girl children are raised with only one goal in mind to get her married to a decent boy when she grow up, who can take care of her after marriage

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I want to talk and write about journey of all those girls who are still struggling in India for their rights and looking for a home to be called their own. And struggle doesn’t end there for the girl even after marriage it’s on their luck How good or bad boy they got married to and how he ll treat? Why leave it on fate?

https://journeyoffindingselfworth.wordpress.com/2020/08/16/i-am-i

It was both frightening and liberating because I could finally be in charge of my own body, rather than sitting back and feeling lost in the void of having a genetic cancer syndrome

Keywords: breast surgery , breastcanceradvocate , cancer awareness , cancerawareness , check your breasts , li fraumeni , li fraumeni awareness , mastectomy , prophylactic mastectomy

I’m trying to reclaim my body whilst saying goodbye to it at the same time. Life is a series of paradoxical nightmares.

https://thehaplessandhappydiariesofaimee.wordpress.com/2020/07/24/what-it-means-to-say-goodbye-to-your-body

If I’m not fighting for my rights, who will continue to champion for us?

I wanted to document this story because when I have children of my own, I want the world to be better than where it is today. And I also want to be vulnerable about my struggles, because I truly believe that vulnerability can be a source of empowerment for others feeling the same way or going through the same thing.

https://theshortasianfemale.wordpress.com/2020/07/11/hello