Every woman and girl

About UN Women – what is it? I found myself wondering if it was just one of those fake-official outfits that are nothing but a Twitter account and a person, so I looked it up. It’s a genuine part of the UN – called a UN “entity”…and I don’t really know what that means, but at least it’s not another “Catholic League” which is really just Bill Donohue. It was established by the UN General Assembly in 2010.

It says it’s there for the women and girls.

UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential.

Great, but that’s not what it’s doing. It’s pretty much doing the opposite right now.

Today for instance.

They asked no women. None. Zero. The link is to a piece on Medium:

Every June, the world unites to celebrate Pride Month and to promote equality and visibility of the LGBTIQ+ community.

So UN Women could do that by talking to four lesbians, yeah?

But that’s not what they did here.

Geena Rocero (she/her) is a Filipino American supermodel, transgender advocate and founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories of the transgender community worldwide to elevate justice and equality, based in the United States of America.

Rocero is the photo second from left.

Imara Jones (she/her) is a journalist and Founder and Creator of TransLash Media in the United States of America, which tells the stories of trans lives. In 2019 she moderated UN Women’s High-Level meeting on gender diversity beyond binary identities.

Photo first from left.

Amanda Bosco (she/her) is a transgender youth activist from Uganda, advocating for LGBTI rights.

Photo four.

Tarek Zeidan (he/his) is a sexual and bodily rights activist from Beirut, Lebanon, advocating for the rights and protection of LGBTIQ+ individuals and groups in the Middle East and North Africa region, and is the President and Executive Director of Helem, the first LGBT rights organization in the Arab World, founded in Beirut in 2001.

Photo three.

Sorry, wims, it turns out nobody gives a shit about you.

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