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Strategies to shift the balance

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Around the world, many gender activists try to balance the world.
Which strategies do they use? How do they leverage new media to reach a greater impact? Which tools can you use yourself?

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Strategies to shift the balance

  1. 1. Which strategies are used by social activists to shift the balance?
  2. 2. To be a feminist in 2017 is still walking a thin line…
  3. 3. Yet, no matter the critics, there is still plenty of work to do…
  4. 4. To prepare people to this world, we carve them into boxes
  5. 5. We trap people into narratives
  6. 6. Even our meta stories are biased. The Matrix goes very deep…
  7. 7. And when our stories are about women, it is through the male gaze
  8. 8. But what do they see?
  9. 9. Toxic masculinity shooting people everywhere
  10. 10. We are reaching the limits of our system
  11. 11. So what can we do?
  12. 12. We need to start acting at individual level
  13. 13. What is the story you want to tell about yourself?
  14. 14. And then at collective level, what are the strategies we can use?
  15. 15. Strat #1: Humour
  16. 16. Her response to discovering that she only earns 78 percent of what her male colleagues earn is simple: she’ll only do 78 percent of her work. Easy!
  17. 17. Strat #2: Small claims
  18. 18. Strat #3: Naming
  19. 19. Manspreading
  20. 20. Strat #4: Street actions
  21. 21. In Pakistan
  22. 22. Strat #5: Speak up
  23. 23. Strat #6: Spread best practices. Concrete tips and manuals
  24. 24. Strat #7: New superpower Train women in a new skill
  25. 25. Strat #8: Leverage the power of the crowd
  26. 26. Strat #9: Use technology
  27. 27. Report!
  28. 28. Strat #10: The power of the image
  29. 29. #MoreWomen
  30. 30. #MoreWomen
  31. 31. Strat #11: Leverage new media Podcasts, newsletters, graphic design, youtube channel, buzzfeed, AJ+, ATTN short videos, Social media campaigns
  32. 32. The ultimate strategy #12: change the stories!
  33. 33. We need more female storytellers
  34. 34. We need more stories of loving and caring men
  35. 35. Because at the end of the day…

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