· February, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2006

Voices of African Women Bloggers

  26 February 2006

Mshairi calls for the abuse of women bloggers to stop! She recalls two recent incidents in the blogosphere where male bloggers “discussed and described women in misogynistic terms.” “The descriptions included ‘ignoramus’, ‘spiteful, angry menopausal bitch’, and ‘ruthless menopausal maniac’. All that remained was the blogger to call the woman...

Singapore: In-Between

  24 February 2006

At Singapore's Sayoni Speak, Sheila Rajamanikam describes what it's like being a transsexual: “I wish people around me could accept both parts of me: in a shaved head, packing, male looking body as well as a sari clad jewellery wearing one.”

  24 February 2006

Adefunke on Adfunke gives us an insight into a Lagos wedding shower which included karaoke, a question and answer session between the bride to be and friends “how did ya’ll meet’?, ‘are you a moaner, commentator or silent observer” advice on sex and of course lots of good food.

Nigeria: culture and the modern world

  22 February 2006

Nigeria, what's new? publishes extracts from his forthcoming book – here he discusses where does culture meet the modern world? “Mention female anatomy or clitoral circumcision and our people cringe but the shocking practice of female genital mutilation FGM/C is still being carried out.” hm

Iran: Football & Women

  22 February 2006

Panahandegi writes about women & their problem to go watching a football game in Iran. Blogger says did you know that a woman in Iran need to be granted an “authorization” to enter the stadium and watch a live football game? Apparently it would be “unholy” for them to listen...

Female body

  20 February 2006

What an African Women Thinks discusses the issue of the “female body”, “image” “diet” ……Bombarded by these images every which way she turns, how can today’s average woman not become self-conscious, self-doubting and acutely aware of where and how far she falls short ? (of a standard set by who,...

African women blogging this week

  20 February 2006

As per usual, African women have blogged about a variety of issues over the last week. Incidences of violence are rising in Uganda as the country prepares to hold general elections next week. Black Looks writes about the volatile situation in the country and highlights the violations of human rights...

Africa: women blogging

  14 February 2006

New blog Ethnic Loft, comments on the numbers of African Women Blogging and points to a roundup on Black Looks “Who says African Women cant blog?” – He also has an excellent photo from Nigeria's Durbar festival in Zaria.

African women's voices this week

  12 February 2006

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman comments on the predominance of old men in Kenyan politics and government. She questions how old fashioned men acting out old fashioned politics chose John Githongo to head the anti-corruption drive. Possibly it was because they thought he was so young he would not...

Which Is Better – A Boy or A Girl?

  10 February 2006

The news of Japan's Princess Kiko being pregnant makes the writer of The Asia Pages a little nervous. If she will have a son, “what will happen to all the progress Japan has made in regards to warming up to the idea of having a female empress“?

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