Goddess House: A Community Based Business Solution
The way it is: Single mothers are one of the most neglected family units. Many are on some form of welfare. They often find it difficult to move on from the welfare cycle.
Welfare brings benefits in that allows a woman to raise her child without having to depend on the support (and control) of her family. On the other hand, welfare does not really allow a mother to have a life. It is just enough to live but not LIVE!
All over the world, single mothers deal with various struggles. And because of traditional cultures, as well as time and monetary constraints, it is very hard to develop a loving relationship with anyone while you have children to take care of.
It has often been said that man is the cruellest species on the planet. Through the centuries, women have been treated as animals and vice versa. When it comes to animal cruelty, women have a much better track record perhaps because they know what it's like to be treated the way animals often are.
Our feminist entrepreneur idea is to use transparent independently monitored human experiments with paid volunteers who receive health insurance rather than cruel primate and other animal experiments.
Humans can choose to undergo experiments. Animals cannot do so. Also, it is more scientifically accurate to study the effects of a drug on humans than on any animal.
3) What is the Product/Service: Sex positive birth control for women.This membership-based site offers a sexy and unique way to use the Standard Days Calendar Method of birth control that allows women to have a more pleasurable love life while using less artificial birth control products.
Ecosensual Natural Birth Control is a Sensual Enterprise project. It is an example of where we try to establish an economic model that is in alignment with our ideals.
Marijuana & Menstruation! 'That time of the month'. For some women, this can be very stressful because of the cramps and pain that often accompany a menstrual cycle.
THC Tampons are a perfect example of a pleasure form of female empowerment. The Hearty Soul, company has created an eco-friendly marijuana based tampon that replaces menstrual cramps with menstrual pleasure!
3) What is the Product/Service: An innocuous and quite brilliant new product that allows women to secretly put out a GPS located message for help as well as a loud decibel alarm to prevent a sexual assault.
Protecting women from refugee rape as a feminist entrepreneur!
1) Name of Company or Idea: In refugee camps all over the world women are often abused by the male security forces who are supposed to be guarding them. Often it is Western non-profit Aid agencies who are paying militia groups or government soldiers to guard the camps in the name of saving the children and the women! In other words, Western non-profits and government aid agencies paying rapists!
Female or Male owned (either is okay!): Female owned
What is the Product/Service: The Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. Continue reading The Sex Workers Project→
1) Name of Company or Idea: Women and Children First
2) Female or Male owned (either is okay!): Female owned
3) What is the Product/Service: Bookstore promoting feminist ideas and communities.
4) How does it promote female empowerment or gender equality: From their website: “Our purpose in beginning the store 33 years ago was to promote the work of women writers and to create a place in which all women would find books reflecting their lives and interests. We strive to do this in an atmosphere in which all are respected, valued, and well-served. That is our purpose still, online as well as in the store. We are one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, stocking more than 30,000 books by and about women, children's books for all ages, and the best of lesbian and gay fiction and non-fiction.” Continue reading Women and Children First→
2) Female or Male owned (either is okay!): Female owned - Alexis Meuche
3) What is the Product/Service: They are a burlesque company that puts on themed cabaret show once a month for 9 months of the year.
4) How does it promote female empowerment or gender equality: They employ both female and male performers of all body types and believe that all people can be sexy and beautiful.
Everyone who comes to the shows is also given a rundown before the show begins about what is appropriate behavior and how to be a respectful audience member so that everyone feels comfortable and enjoys the show. Continue reading Plan 9 Burlesque→
It is a fantastic idea. A cheap, easy to use device that vastly improves women's health and ability to work and get an education.
This project is a great example of a feminist enterprise that addresses several areas of women's empowerment:
Reproductive Empowerment: The use of menstrual cups reduces the risk of infections in a woman's reproductive system which has the potential cause reproductive complications and affects a woman's overall health.
Intellectual Empowerment: By not having to miss school when they are menstruating, young women in East Africa now have fewer obstacles to completing their education.