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Sunday, September 02, 2007

I am powerful

It is frequently debated in the Danish blogosphere how women are often described as victims without agency in discussions of women's rights. This tends to place feminists in a dilemma, because many women are in fact vulnerable. However, at the same time the role as victim places women in a position where they are expected to lack the agency to help themselves. Lack of power becomes inherent to being a women - and not an attribute of the difficult situations marginalized women find themselves in.

Anyone concerned with victimization should certainly take a look at CARE's 'I am powerful' campaign. The intro states:

She has the power to change her world - you have the power to help her do it

As simple as that.

Those interested can support the campaign on Facebook or make a statement (or donation) on the campaign website.

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