Shine Strong: Changing Gender Inequality

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I had to share this amazing post!

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A Modern Muslimah ❤

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The issue of gender equality and female empowerment seems to be following me this week in several forms. Unable to ignore it, I’ve realised that we in fact have a very long way to go and despite being in 2014, there are still archaic notions behind gender equality which should have died a long time ago.

My first brush came over the weekend with this powerful but succinct ad on YouTube that caught my eye and started this train of thought. Pantene in the Philippines touched on the issue of gender inequality at work in a 60 second ad, which showed the different labels society places on men and women in equal positions. A man standing at a podium, giving a speech is deemed persuasive, yet a woman doing the same thing is seen as pushy. A man with parental responsibilities staying up late to work is “dedicated” whereas a…

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