People Extraordinaire – Lauren C. Anderson

“One should not take personal safety for granted no matter where you are. One of the things I always share with young girls is – be aware of your surroundings. How you carry yourself matters.” You were one of the first women on a FBI SWAT team. Why did you chose FBI and how did you break the glass ceiling? …

Gender Based Violence – It’s not funny

Violence Against Women is not funny. Stop joking about it! I got up this morning with an urgent need to write . I had received a simple forward. A meme. The joke seemed almost harmless ,just like every other misogynistic joke which rides the internet waves. The picture depicted a wife and a husband in a car with the caption “Darling, put …

Single And Happy

“Nowadays internet and mobile dating apps are my matchmakers” I am single and happy and it’s something I am quite proud of. Yet every now and then I decide to step out of my state of complacency and “get out there.” When I was younger this was simple enough – I’d go out with some of my friends or ask …

People Extraordinaire – Liza Donnelly

“Donnelly’s cartoons are the best kind of funny—sly, smart, and right on the money.  [They] are great social commentary as well as great fun.”  Susan Orlean, You started drawing from a very young age thanks to your mother. How did that lead to a career as a cartoonist. Why did you choose the medium of cartoons?  Laughter was something that was …

Silence defeats every woman but every man too

Topic: Men For Gender Equality  Why should men should bother to contribute to the discussion on violence against women? Why should they lend their support to the struggle for gender equality and the issue of feminism? Women have made great progress by themselves, they seem to be doing a great job. Let them be! They don’t need condescending men telling them how …