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Spicie.com – The move toward women speaking for women

Posted by mandyf on August 29, 2012

If you are a woman, you tend to notice a little quicker than many men that there are few women who are involved in the media that are reporting on issues related to women. That is not to say the media isn’t as filled with women as it has ever been, but it is to say they are often not getting the opportunity to use their knowledge and perspective that can only come from being a woman. More often than not, women are not getting the hot button topics even if they may be the best equipped to effectively cover them.

There are myriad reasons for this, mostly it is still related to aged stereotypes. Women can speak up, however. Women can make their voices heard. Spicie.com is a step in that direction. Where the media leaves off, marginalizing or ignoring the voice of women, Spicie steps in. Spicie is made up of real women with real opinions and knowledge that are unafraid to speak out. They may show a view you don’t always agree with, but you cannot dismiss those views offhand either because they are the views of people that have lived the issues. They are not spectators by any means.

They may not be the loudest voice in the move for women’s equality, not yet at least, but they are one of the more intelligent voices to be found. There is no pandering to sides. There is no skating around the tough topics. It is straightforward and sometimes cutting to the bone. If you have not had a chance to check them out and hear what real women from all walks of life have to say about what is going on in the world around them, take a few moments. You may be surprised what you learn.

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3 Responses to “Spicie.com – The move toward women speaking for women”

  1. loritg said

    I live in a rural area in Pennsylvania and if you think that this report is bad you should try living here. It’s like the 1950’s. Men look down on women as if they are only good for having sex and raising kids. They believe that the woman’s place is in the home. If a woman speaks up men practically ignore them saying well, that’s coming from a woman. I have been in a car with my brother-in-law passing a construction site where a woman was flagging. My brother-in-law’s comment was, “There’s another woman putting a man out of work.” This is a shame and something needs to be done!

  2. mandyf said

    Spicie has been out just over week, but I know they have good backing and plenty of real women that are ready to tell it like it is. It’s going to be interesting to watch. Someone needs to speak for women with all that is going on – it may as well be women that do it!

  3. loritg said

    I agree with you Mandy! I hope to see a change soon in my area. It is long overdue!

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