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Feminist club spreads Christmas cheer to Costa Rica

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Feminist club makes Christmas cards to send to a safe house in Costa Rica.

Feminist club makes Christmas cards to send to a safe house in Costa Rica.

Feminist club makes Christmas cards to send to a safe house in Costa Rica.

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer

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Carlmont’s Feminist Club works together to empower women and promote equal rights between genders. Feminist club not only tries to spread equality and comfort to girls at school, but also around the world.

This holiday season, members of the club wrote Christmas cards to girls and workers in a safe house in Costa Rica called Salvando Corazones. In English this translates to “saving hearts.”

“The safe house is where young girls who have been taken into the sex slave trade can go to stay safe and rehabilitate,” said senior Kalila Kirk.

Members of the Feminist Club came up with the idea to write cards to the girls and workers in the safe house to wish them a merry Christmas as well as to provide them with a sense of encouragement and comfort.

Students in the club wrote and decorated cards to each individual girl and worker in the safe house. The girls at the safe house speak Spanish, but are learning English as well. Cards to the girls were written in both languages.

When asked how she felt about the card making activity, sophomore Gabi Dimick said, “I feel like I am helping people, making a difference, and making someone’s day better.”

Feminist Club strives to get the fact out that women have and should be able to practice just as much authority as men do.

Senior Sara Maripuu said, “There are other people [in the club] that I can share my anger with. Everyone agrees with one another and no one is there to tell you that you are wrong.”

“Girl power” as Maripuu called it, is what Feminist Club encourages and stands by.

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One Response to “Feminist club spreads Christmas cheer to Costa Rica”

  1. Alex Cale on January 22nd, 2014 10:33 am

    Hi there,

    My name is Alex and I am a Communications Manager at Barnard College. I am reaching out to you today with an idea for your blog. Being perfect and powerful, being a feminist: these are among the most popular topics of conversation among today’s young women. Barnard College’s new podcast series, Dare to Use the F-Word, tells the story of today’s feminists through the ideas, art, and activism that define them. Barnard President Debora Spar, in her new book Wonder Women: Sex, Power & the Quest for Perfection, explains that while most women today struggle with the idea of perfection, they also struggle with the concept of feminism itself. Are the two connected? Read President Spar’s thoughts in this exclusive post: https://barnard.edu/news/web-exclusive-president-spar

    As a communications manager at Barnard, I want to continue these important conversations among feminist thought-leaders like you. I ask you to republish and share this post on your blog. Pose these questions to your audience; they may dare others to join us and use the f-word.

    Kindly,
    Alex

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