• Boys will be boys?

    Donald Trump’s blatant misogyny has been catalyzing a shift in how we accept or reject perceptions of masculinity. This is especially evident since the release of the now infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women to TV personality Billy Bush. This tape may...
  • Wonder Woman as UN ambassador: social change or commercial campaign?

    The UN has decided to appoint Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador for gender equality and women empowerment. The purpose of this choice, according to the UN,  is to use Wonder Woman’s image of strength and her role in the fight for justice and peace to ‘raise awareness about Goal...
  • Discrimination in the air

    Last July, American Airlines flight 909 was about the take-off from Miami heading to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a red-eye flight, departs at midnight. Families gather to doze together with oversized stuffed animals. People escape the winter in South America to rejoice with thousands of tourists in Florida....
  • 5 things to know about contraception myths

    26 September was World Contraception Day, which encourages awareness about contraception in a campaign for safe sex and planned parenting. The contraception campaign aims to help women and girls fight for their right to choose if and when they want to have children, helping them to achieve autonomy and...
  • Challenging Inequality: Women’s Education

    “The surest way to keep people down is to educate the men and neglect the women. If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation”. These are the wise words of Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey, an early 20th...
  • Voices for Gender Justice in South Africa

    To say that gender-based violence is a problem in South Africa is an egregious understatement. The roots of the problem are woven into the country’s historical struggle to end apartheid, its ongoing economic insecurity, and the global system of patriarchy. Men who commit gender-based violence, especially men of influence,...
  • The New Normal

    Masculinity is achieved through gender violence. Certain forms of ‘manliness’ are predicated on men’s violent use of power over women and against those men perceived as weak or ‘unmanly’. This assertion of “manhood”…is perceived as normal or natural…The hierarchies that exist between men require violence to be maintained and...
  • A Letter to Non-fathers on Father’s Day

    Did you know that 80% of the men worldwide will fathered in their life time? Fatherhood is one of the few common denominators that we share as men, regardless of our race, religion, sexual orientation, geographic location or class. Without a doubt, becoming a dad constitutes one of the...
  • Street Harassment and Beyond

      In late April of this year (2016) thousands of Mexican women in more than 30 cities across the country took to the streets demanding a stop to violence against women and in particular to street harassment. Under the #Vivas NosQueremos (literally we want ourselves alive) motto, according to official numbers...
  • More Data for Gender Equality: Who’S Going to Profit?

    “We can’t close the gender gap we all aspire to close, unless we close first the data gap.” With these words Melinda Gates announced at the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen that the Gates Foundation is going to invest $80m in gender data “to accelerate progress for women and...
  • The State of Development in Papua New Guinea

    As a former economist at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, Rosa Maria Alonso i Terme has participated in the elaboration, monitoring, and evaluation of development programs and projects, and has researched and written on development issues and trends for over 20 years. She has shared her...
  • The Gendered Dimension of Climate Change

    Readers may already be wondering: “What on earth has climate change got to do with gender?” The perplexity is understandable, as attention to the gendered dimension of climate is relatively new, and environmental issues are often seen as purely technical problems, to be dealt with by scientists and engineers....
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Words In The Bucket is a team of global citizens with the common goal of raising awareness and information about issues related to human rights protection, social inclusion, development and environment.

We are "Rethinking World Thinking"