Boys have always had great toys to help them imagine, build, create, play and grow… In many shops, the “little girls” aisle is full of pink glittering toys that just invite girls to dream they are princesses. Girls deserve better!
The word “redskins” is a racist word to call American Indians. Yet the Washington American football team uses it as its nickname. Many people think that they should change their name, or that it should be banned from TV.
Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered an emotional and powerful speech at the United Nations headquarters on Saturday to help launch the HeForShe gender equality campaign.
Here are some extracts from her speech asking for equal rights for men and women:
“We want to end gender inequality and to do this, we need everyone involved. This is the first campaign of its kind at the UN. We want to try to galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change”
“the more I’ve spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.”
“for the record, feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.”
“I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.”
“But sadly, I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these rights. No country in the world can yet say that they have achieved gender equality. These rights, I consider to be human rights”
“Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation.Gender equality is your issue too. Because to date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued les by society despite my needing his presence, as a child, as much as my mother’s.”
“We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. “
“We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom.”
“If you believe in equality, you might be one of those inadvertent feminists that I spoke of earlier and for this, I applaud you.”
“I am inviting you to step forward to be seen and to ask yourself, ‘If not me, who? If not now, when?'”
EVA Air’s Hello Kitty Jets – from Taïwan to Singapore.
1. Hello Kitty Check-Ins
The Hello Kitty theme runs through your entire flight experience, starting with your check in. So get your cameras ready from the beginning! If you’re flying back from Taoyuan Airport (Taipei) Terminal 2, you can do a self check-in at the Hello Kitty kiosks.
2. Hello Kitty Boarding Passes!
Following which you will get a Hello Kitty boarding pass.
3. Hello Kitty Boarding Gate!
This is the Hello Kitty boarding gate, which will definitely have you going “awwww” before being compelled by your inner fangirl to purchase some souvenirs.
4. Hello Kitty Cabin Crew!
The cabin crew completes the themed experience with a baby pink Hello Kitty apron that will make you swoon.
5. Hello Kitty Toilets!
EVA Air and Sanrio meant it when they said ‘full service Hello Kitty jets’ because you’ll have Kitty and friends even during your toilet breaks.
6. Hello Kitty In-Flight Food!
This kittified tray feels like an endless maze with its multiple courses and totally Instagram-worthy appearance.
The objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”
Individuals and organisations are free to participate in Internaitonal Mandela Day as they wish.
You can find your way to spend 67 minutes on Mandela Day (July 18th) to help others and make a better world!
You have over two weeks to prepare for Mandela Day…
Here is a link to the official website where you can register your personal action :