· July, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from July, 2006

Americas: BlogHer

  28 July 2006

As the BlogHer conference approaches, Liz Henry takes a look at what Spanish-speaking bloggers have to say. Also, an introduction to more women bloggers from Ecuador and Mexico.

Iran: Stop Stoning

Sologen has given a link to a petition to save an Iranian woman from death by stoning. We read in this petition we are deeply concerned that Ashraf Kalhori, a 37-year-old mother of four, has been sentenced to death for having had an extramarital relationship. We are further concerned that...

Martinique: More Prison for Wife Burners

  26 July 2006

Bien Vu deplores (Fr) 15 recent cases of women set afire by their husbands in Martinique. Some have been severely injured, others have died reports the blogger. He says: “even after the perpetrators have been found guilty, they remain a danger to their wives. We hope to see these individuals...

India: Ismat Chugtai

  26 July 2006

Amardeep Singh profiles Ismat Chugtai, a female writer who broke many rules and challenged boundaries. “The anecdotes she tells and her style of telling them reinforces the sense one has of Chughtai as someone with a quick wit with an extraordinary ability to use humor to point out the truth...

African women: Call for poetry

  25 July 2006

African Women Blogs posts a call for poetry from Agenda magazine, 21 years after the Nairobi (Women's) Conference. “Contributions should reflect the contradictions, complexities, challenges and successes for African women two decades after the Nairobi conference,” the announcement says.

Pakistan: Women and Life

  25 July 2006

Shirazi on women in Pakistan – choices that are to be made when it comes to career and family, and the lack of support for women who want to test traditional boundaries.

African women’s voices this week

  23 July 2006

Concoction on Humanities for African Leaders the modern way of doing politics especially in Africa is so far away from doing “dialogue publicly” that we have had an ‘interesting’ version of democracy…….Politics, which the ancient Greeks defined as public dialogue, is unfortunatelly measured by some sort of wierd election that...

African Women: Call for Nominations

  21 July 2006

African Women posts a call for nominations for the African Women of Distinction book and video exhibition scheduled for December 2006. The aim, the announcement says, is to profile the stories and work of 20 women in Africa who embody the essence of leadership, determination, and innovation in addressing social,...

Islam: Caged Virgin Reviewed

  21 July 2006

Palava Soup posts a review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book about Muslim women, The Caged Virgin, by British Muslim Fareena Alam, who is impressed neither by its central thesis nor its author's level of scholarship.

  20 July 2006

Guyana-Gyal wonders whether her nosy yet unfriendly new neighours — a group of men — might be in “purdah”.

Israeli Women Blog the War, in Russian

The Israeli blogosphere has a Russian-language corner: quite vocal, it is populated mainly by those who emigrated from the former Soviet states in the past few decades. Below is a selection of posts about the war, written by Israeli women, in Russian. LJ user gollitely (Lena Lagutina, Jerusalem) – July...

China: How do you say RSS feed in Chinese again?

  18 July 2006

One day soon, when content flow between Chinese and English websites reaches a reciprocal balance, when newspapers, textbooks and bloggers everywhere go bilingual, how well-positioned will you be? It's not an easy question to answer, and keeping a foot firmly planted on the ground on both sides of the fence...

Ukraine: “Devushka Style”

Carpetblogger muses on fashion in the former Soviet Union, posts some pictures and dissects what she calls “Devushka Style“: “I will stick to my original word choice – “hyper-feminine” — to describe Devushka style. “Ho” is a cultural construct to which I will not subscribe. Women who don't cover their...

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