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Minorities unite with animated campaign ahead of EU elections

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 15-04-2014 14:20 | Category: Discrimination, Gender issues

#NoHateEP2014: Minorities unite with animated campaign ahead of EU elections.

This animated campaign explains the choice given to Emma, an EU voter, in the May elections. Emma faces an important choice between candidates who oppose her friends’ rights, or who care about both Emma and her community.
The campaign comes from ILGA-Europe (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Intersex Association) and The European Network Against Racism (ENAR).

Evelyne Paradis, ILGA-Europe: “This is the first time two organisations like ours unite at this level. We speak for over a thousand organisations who firmly believe that discriminating against one minority affects everyone negatively.”
“We’re telling voters from all walks of life that more equality and more justice are within reach, but to achieve that, they must vote in May.”

Many candidates for the European Parliament hold very strong views about diversity and LGBT rights. That is the reason for this campaign. That you make a conscious choice if you find equality important.

The campaign will be shared widely on social media in 12 languages in the run-up to the May elections. It contains a video and infographics.
The hashtag is #NoHateEP2014.




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Street art against street harassment #STWTS

Posted by Tom Megginson | 11-03-2014 18:34 | Category: Gender issues

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“Stop Telling Women to Smile” is a street art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. She says the work “attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed with captions that speak directly to offenders, outside in public spaces.”

“The project consists of a series of portraits of women, she explains, “women who I have sat talked with about their experiences with harassment. The portraits are designed into posters, including text that is inspired by the subject’s experiences. And then I wheat paste.”

The project started in Brooklyn in the fall of 2012, and will gradually include many cities and many women participants. The picture above is of the artist in LA. Below, you’ll see more of her work:



Advertiser:
Stop Telling Women To Smile
Agency:
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Source:
Upworthy

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What if men breastfed?

Posted by Tom Megginson | 6-03-2014 16:02 | Category: Gender issues

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That’s the question being asked by Hector Cruz. Business Insider says that as he watched his wife struggle through a painful nursing experience, he came to the conclusion that “if he could breastfeed, he would.”

Jezebel’s Tracie Egan Morrissey hated it:

Sure, education is never a bad thing, but is anybody else experiencing a disconnect here? How does pretending to do something help educate others? How does this dude not see how condescending the phrase “If I could, I would” is, particularly to mothers who are either too busy or experience too much pain to continue to breastfeed? It would be just as useful to say, “I can’t, so I won’t.”



Advertiser:
Project Breastfeeding
Source:
Business Insider

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Proud of HIV testing in Singapore

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 11-02-2014 22:30 | Category: Gender issues, Health

Test Loud, Test Proud

All eyes of the world are now focused on Sochi. And it’s not just about sport. Many gay rights organizations experiencing their busiest time. With a flood of campaigns.
As mentioned in this post only one in ten gay men worldwide have access to information about HIV, HIV testing and treatment.
This fact is the basis of a new campaign from Singapore.

Test Loud, Test Proud is launched to raise awareness of HIV and encourage testing amongst the MSM / gay community. This is especially challenging in Singapore because homosexuality is still technically illegal.
The target group is addressed on social reasons to get involved. And to encourage the test is anonymous.

The campaign website contains a number of video portraits of men who have already do a test. Like Hossan Leong, a comedian from Singapore:



Agency:
Iris

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AIDS Foundation introduces #dutchkiss

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 10-02-2014 11:30 | Category: Gender issues, Health

AIDS Foundation introduces #dutchkiss

Worldwide, only one in ten gay men access to information about HIV, HIV testing and treatment. Their health is threatened by anti-gay laws and stigmatisation while this group has an increased risk.
Therefore, the Dutch Aids Foundation introduces the #dutchkiss in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. The international symbol for tolerance, love and the right to free choice of partners.

Aids Foundation: “This Valentine, let’s fight intolerance with love! If you too believe love is a fundamental right for everyone. And every person may choose who they love.”



Advertiser:
Aids Fonds

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Lube up for the Sochi Luge

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 4-02-2014 21:30 | Category: Gender issues, Sport

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The ad that wins the Olympics comes from the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI). There is no doubt about that.
The two-man luge, in all its glory. Once you see this, you’ll never look at the Luge the same again.

Using an insult to tell the message. With all the clichés that matter. So exaggerated that it’s brilliant.

“The Games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep them that way.”

Michael Bach, Founder and CEO of the CIDI: “The discrimination in Russia is unacceptable. As an organization, we want to show our support, especially for the athletes competing at the Olympics in Sochi.”

Hat tip Shannon!



Advertiser:
Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion

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Enjoy Coke as long as you’re not gay

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 26-01-2014 12:50 | Category: Gender issues

Enjoy Coke as long as you're not gay

Have you ever tried to submit the name ‘Gay’ on a personalised Coca-Cola can?
The video shows what happens.
Same result with ‘Queer’. But not for ‘Heterosexual’.

Or try it for yourself here.

It is clear what is happening. The manufacturer has blocked a number of words. However, the choice is unfortunate.
The submitter on YouTube commented: ‘No wonder they are defending their sponsorship of the Russian Winter Olympics.’




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Anti-gay marriage posters supporting gender stereotypes in France

Posted by Simon Beyrand | 20-01-2014 11:05 | Category: Discrimination, Gender issues

French anti-gay marriage movement “La Manif Pour Tous“ just released two very controversial posters for the next march against same-sex marriage, to be held in Paris on 2 February 2014.

“Gender theory at school… STOP”

La Manif Pour Tous

Hermaphrodite, the snail symbolizes the absence of gender definition helped – according to gay marriage opponents – by the French government. With this poster, anti-gay marriage protest against “ les ABCD de l’égalité ”, a teaching program launched in January 2014 to fight inequalities between girls and boys in French primary schools.



Advertiser:
La Manif Pour Tous

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Caution: Hot Topic

Posted by Noah Scalin | 18-12-2013 21:53 | Category: Activism, Education, Gender issues, Human rights

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Students in Design Rebels, my socially conscious graphic design course at Virginia Commonwealth University, are required to create a real world project that reaches beyond the school as their final project. This year the students decided as a group to work on the issue of raising awareness about the local LGBTQ community. They chose to create a set of coffee sleeves as way to reach out to the general public in a more subtle way.

Each sleeve features the face of a local queer-identified person and a quote about their experiences dealing with a world that is not always very understanding of their sexuality. The sleeves also include an alternate version of the check boxes usually found on commercial coffee cups, but rather than types of coffee they list “Straight”, “Gay”, “Lesbian”, “Bisexual, “Trans”, and “Human” as the options. The “Human” box was pre-checked by the students to emphasize their goal of creating a greater respect for the humanity of their subjects as well as the LGBTQ community as a whole.

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The students were given only 10 weeks to conceptualize, design, produce, and distribute their project and a $100 budget was provided by the Graphic Design department at VCU. Since the students wanted to reach a larger audience they solicited donations for additional cups using the local non-profit The James House as their fiscal sponsor. They ended up with enough money to print 2,000 sleeves, which were distributed at four local businesses and one event. They were also able to garner the attention of local and international press, creating a good deal of discussion around the initiative.

Two of the students have already expressed an interest in continuing the project beyond the end of the semester.

More about the project can be found on the students’ website HERE.

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Shampoo brand takes on gender stereotypes.

Posted by Reuben Turner | 10-12-2013 23:14 | Category: Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Discrimination, Gender issues, Women's Issues

Pantene Shampoo brand takes on gender stereotypes

From Pantene in the Philippines, a beautifully-observed ad that could have been made by a campaigning organisation. It highlights the hypocrisy in perceptions of women in the workplace – perceptions that clearly stretch beyond borders. Will it sell more shampoo? It deserves to.

Readers of Malcolm Gladwell’s What the Dog Saw will know that shampoo companies have played a surprising role in the development of feminism.



Advertiser:
Pantene Philippines
Agency:
BBDO Guerrero
Source:
Fast Company

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