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LOUD WHISPERS: The Obsession With Women’s Bodies

LOUD WHISPERS: The Obsession With Women’s Bodies

I was in a store recently, looking for clothes for one of my little God-daughters. I was appalled at what was on offer. Why does a clothing range for 10-12-year olds look like the same as the one for adults? I wondered. Is a ten-year-old supposed to display cleavage? In most cultures of the world, […]

10 Miraculous Things Women’s Bodies Do That You Never Realized

10 Miraculous Things Women’s Bodies Do That You Never Realized

The human body can run, jump, bend, break, repair and energize. Science has shown us how special our bodies are. And though men and women are extremely different, it’s the differences that make us compatible. We know the basic functions of the body, but some of these things that women’s bodies can do are incredible: […]

Guatemala Sexual Slavery Verdict Shows Women’s Bodies Are Not Battlefields

Guatemala Sexual Slavery Verdict Shows Women’s Bodies Are Not Battlefields

The word muxuk refers to a woman who has been “desecrated”, a woman whose “social and spiritual world was destroyed and broken in all of the areas of her life”. In the Q’eqchi’ language there are four ways to refer to sexual violence, yet muxuk is the term Guatemalan women of the Sepur Zarco community […]