Articles tagged with: activism

9 Posts That Might Make You a Feminist

feminist fistOctober 4, 2012: Here's a round-up of nine thought-provoking (and sometimes shocking) women-related blog posts and articles I've stumbled upon recently. Two are by one of my favourite feminist bloggers Soraya Chemaly.

I've included an excerpt from each to give you a taste of the content. Click on the headlines to go to the full stories. Find 13 more in the same vein here.

Tags activism feminism inspiration media violence Women's Rights

Eva Peron (First Lady of Argentina/Feminist/Activist)

eva-peron.jpgMaría Eva Duarte de Perón (7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) was the second wife of President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952.

She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita, which literally translates into English as "Little Eva".

She was born out of wedlock in the village of Los Toldos in rural Argentina in 1919, the fourth of five children. In 1934, at the age of 15, she went to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires, where she pursued a career as a stage, radio, and film actress.

Tags activism government politics