As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi conclude, Iris wants to acknowledge the incredible feats of female athletes at these Games. Here are the top 5 performances we took away from the past two weeks:
The past few years have been big for reevaluating our culture’s definition of “true love.” With Valentine’s Day upon us, the cliché ordeal of a guy finding the perfect box of chocolates and roses for his girlfriend may not be obsolete (because who are we kidding, we love chocolate and flowers!), but it’s no longer this time of year’s standard, conventional idea. Disney’s newest movie Frozen captures the essence of redefining love and its connotations.
~ Sinead O'Conner
~ Sue Patton Thoele, Mindful Women
“In a rape culture, both men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life, as inevitable as death or taxes. Much of what we accept as inevitable is in the fact the expression of values and attitudes that can change.”
- Emilie Buchwald, Transforming a Rape Culture
There is a very distinct rape culture in America.
It’s Friday night and you are sooo glad that the week is over. You’ve got your evening all planned out - a great chick flick, your favorite flannel pajamas and hot chocolate. You get home and you’re just about to settle in when you get a text from a friend who is in the middle of a crisis – again! Her roommate keeps copying her style and she’s freaking out over what to wear to a party that night.