As we welcomed Girl Rising‘s Justin Reeves to speak on our Women in Media panel last week at Social Media Week Bangalore, a handful of angry women from around the world tweeted their outrage over his inclusion at our event.
Inspired by the uproar we experienced at Women in Media Bangalore, our Founder and President Marissa Bronfman discusses feminism, equality and women’s empowerment in FIRSTPOST.
An explosion of tweeted expletives welcomed Justin Reeves to our Women in Media panel at Social Media Week Bangalore last week, sent by a clique of self-appointed feminist defenders from around the world.
“Get f***ed. Seriously, is irony lost on you people?”, tweeted one such crusader from Sydney, Australia, “WTF?! Is this a joke?”, asked another from “suffragette city”.
Reeves is the Director of NGO Partnerships at Girl Rising , a powerful global movement that works for the education and empowerment of girls and women, whose central message is that “educating girls can transform societies” and that girls and women must be united with boys and men to effect change.
What better way to illustrate their message and set a strong example than by having Justin talk about the compelling work of Girl Rising on Women in Media?