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· July, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from July, 2006

China: reticence: would-be lesbians, corporate executives and urban journalists

Ever wonder why there was no male version of 2004's smash television phenomenon Super Girl? While a lesbian conspiracy might have made for better Communist Party PR positioning than news...

Tahiti: Miss Bora-Bora Contest

From Tahiti, Jean-Marc posts (Fr) pictures of the Miss Bora-Bora contest.

Americas: BlogHer

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...

Myanmar: Love and Relationship in Myanmar

Dawn in Myanmar takes a look at love and relationship in Myanmar and how people are holding on some traditions while some things are changing.

Martinique: More Prison for Wife Burners

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...

India: Ismat Chugtai

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...

Iran: Stoning Six Women?

Zaneirani says according to the International Committee against Stoning six women are in the verge of stoning in Iran.

African women: Call for poetry

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...

Pakistan: Women and Life

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...

Romania: Celebrity Wedding, Fashion

Owlspotting writes about a Romanian celebrity wedding, and answers a reader's question about how Romanian women like to dress.

China: the first police blog

Jeremy Goldkorn from Danwei introduces the first China police blog where you can vote for the hottest female cop.

African women’s voices this week

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...

African Women: Call for Nominations

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...

Islam: Caged Virgin Reviewed

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...

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

Armenia: Smoking on the Street

Nessuna asks why men in Armenia consider it acceptable for women to chainsmoke in cafes, but lose all respect for women if they smoke on the street.

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...

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

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...

China: death of a mother

ESWN translates a forum post on a new mother leapt to her death 15 days after delivering a baby girl.

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