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WWCHNT: emotional double standards

I was recently watching a clip from Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” where Hillary Clinton had been criticized for getting “misty-eyed” at a campaign event. Many Fox News reporters–male and female alike–jumped at the opportunity to question her credibility. This isn’t the first time Hillary — or any female politician for that matter– has been criticized for being “overly-emotional.” But how often to male politicians receive the same criticism? Continue reading WWCHNT: emotional double standards

Famous female philanthropists

We all know Oprah Winfrey is a famous philanthropist for charities and organizations worldwide. She makes a difference in so many ways, but she started out in television. Her fame allowed her the money to make this difference. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are other famous women using their money to give back.

Oprah Winfrey, one of the most famous female philanthropists. Photo from Creative Commons.

Helen Mirren is a lovely actress who has starred in films such as “The Queen” and “RED,” but she also stars in numerous philanthropic efforts. She supports many charities, but one organization that is near and dear to her heart is the Oxfam charity. She travelled to Uganda and saw the civil war taking place there and the displaced people of this nation, most of them children. She decided to jump on board with Oxfam, an international human rights organization. It specializes in responding to emergencies, such as the current Japan crisis, and stamps out poverty and injustice.

Helen Mirren plays a big role in the Oxfam charity. Photo from Creative Commons.

Singer, pianist, musician extraordinaire, actress, author and do-gooder Alicia Keys knows a thing or two about using money for the greater good. For a celebrity, Keys is uncommonly selfless and uses her fame, fortune and time pouring into various charity efforts. She is an ambassador for the Keep a Child Alive campaign and has travelled throughout Africa working with people. She also works with Frum Tha Ground Up, an organization to help youth in America.

Alicia Keys, an ambassador for Keep a Child Alive campaign. Photo from Creative Commons.

Sarah Jessica Parker may be known best as Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex and the City,” but she is also known as an ambassador for UNICEF. The star began working with UNICEF in 1997. Many stars have previously worked with UNICEF, including Audrey Hepburn and Nicole Kidman.

Sarah Jessica Parker, an ambassador for UNICEF. Photo from Creative Commons.

Not only are US stars feeling generous, but Canadian stars as well. Celine Dion works with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has been with them since 1982. This organization is near and dear to her heart due to having a niece who fell to cystic fibrosis as a teenager.

Celine Dion works with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Photo from Creative Commons.

Cameron Diaz seems like an unlikely philanthropist, but sure enough, she is. She is involved with making a difference for the planet. Diaz did a show in 2004 for MTV about the Earth and its adventures. She recently shot a documentary about the importance of “green” living and our relationship with the environment. She travelled around the country asking people what worried them most about the environment currently.

Cameron Diaz is trying to get the message out to go green. Photo from Creative Commons.

This list wouldn’t be quite complete without the mention of Angelina Jolie. For all of her fame, she uses that to draw awareness to foreign countries and uses her money to help the people there. She has adopted so many children in hopes of giving them a decent home. She may be as good of a philanthropist as Oprah.

Angelina Jolie likes helping foreign countries. Photo from Creative Commons.

Hopefully this list inspired you to use your means to help out others, even if it seems like a small thing. Everyone on the planet doing small things adds up to enormous things that can change the world for the better for all of us. So follow the stars, and use your means to make a difference in the world around you.