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· February, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2006

Voices of African Women Bloggers

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...

Singapore: In-Between

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...

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...

South Africa: Murder of lesbian

Moral Fibre reports on the brutal murder of South African lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana. 6 men have now been arrested – “the only apparent motive is homophobia.”

India: Street Harassment

India: Street Harassment

Nigeria: culture and the modern world

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...

Nigeria: Vagina Monologues

Naijablog sets the Nigerian blogosphere alight with a commentary on the coming of the Vagina Monologues to the country.

Iran: Football & Women

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...

India: The arranged marriage

India: The arranged marriage

India: Street harassment

India: Street harassment

Female body

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...

African women blogging this week

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...

Croatia: Women in Turbofolk Documentary

Eric Gordy at East Ethnia writes about a Croatian documentary on the experience of women in the folk music industry, to be shown at Zagreb Dox Festival of Documentary Film...

India: Women and expectations

India: Women and expectations

On Valentine's Day, Supermale Interviews African Men on Infidelity

Supermale, a.k.a. Morad Ouasti (FR) interviews 8 men from all over Africa about infidelity and concludes that there is no consensus on where to draw the line between fidelity and...

Iran: Word “Lovers “Filtered!

According to Gladiator, an Iran based blogger, in most ISPs word lover(s) (Ashegh or Asheghan in Persian) has been filtered!

Africa: women blogging

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...

Ethiopia: trafficking of children and women

Ethiopundit reports on the plight of orphan and street children in Ethiopia…

Pakistan: Marriage and Women

Pakistan: Marriage and Women

African women's voices this week

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...

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