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Introducing myself and my journal: A single Step

About Me:
Hello Everyone,
I am a film maker based in Mumbai and an unapologetic feminist. Many highly accomplished women are reluctant to call themselves feminists, I don't feel the same way. My definition is feminism is equity, safety and control of your own life.
I feel passionately about women's issues because there is so much disparity and narrow mindedness in India, even today.
The international community is well aware of how unsafe India is for women and the political establishment, justice system and law and order machinery is totally ineffectual.

My mission is to raise the pressure of public opinion to make education the number one item on the national agenda.
Education is the key - Parents must be educated on how to raise broad minded sons and daughters who are treated equally in the home.
Women must be educated so that they are empowered
Men must be educated so that they support and empower women and understand we are all on the same side.

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Raquel Jacobs's picture

Welcome

I have the same views about Education...
It is nice to read from you... Welcome to World Pulse.

Sisterly,

Raquel

Raquel Jacobs
Beyond the Classroom Foundation

*BTC is committed to improving the teaching and learning of less privileged children in public schools* 
Blog: www.beyonddclassroom.blog.com
Twitter: @BTC_Foundation
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/B

Susan K.A.'s picture

Welcome to World Pulse!

Hello!

Welcome to World Pulse! It's great to have you here and to read your wonderful profile. I love how you say you are an "unapologetic" feminist. You articulate what that means so well and it's refreshing to me because, like you, I am tired of so many women (and men) who don't lay claim to the word, fearing it will paint them as "man-hater" or radical when that couldn't be farther from the truth.

You are so right that education is of paramount importance when it comes to changing long-lasting cultural norms and effecting positive change. I want to encourage you to continue contributing to your online journal and sharing with us the work that you do in raising awareness about the need for universal education. What types of films do you do? I wonder if you use your film-making to heighten this awareness.

In any case, I'm very glad you're here and look forward to learning more about you and the work that you do. Thank you for joining this global community of women and their male allies and making your unique voice heard. Here's a link to the useful "Getting Started" guide which help get you started networking in the community: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

With love,

Susan

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