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· August, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2006

China: sexist and racist blog in Shanghai

Shang pei-jin from Shanghaiist has a detailed sum up on Chinabounder (Shanghai foreign sex blogger) issue.

Iranian Women's campaign demands changes to discriminatory laws

Iranian women continue their struggle for equal rights beyond all governmental obstacles. A few days ago, a group of tireless Iranian women activists launched another campaign against discrimination entitled “One...

Japan: sexless marriage

Lee in Tokyo Times shows the statistic of sex life in Asia countries and reconfirms the social phenomena of sexless marriage in Japan.

Nepal: Festivals and Politics

United We Blog! on how festivals for women reinvent themselves to be more socially and politically relevant.

Jamaica: Singles

Mikaila discusses the ins and outs of dating in Jamaica: “I have stories that could be episodes of Sex and the City. There are so many more women here than...

Sudan: Rape still a weapon

The Concoction reports that Darfur women are still being raped three months after a key peace deal in Sudan. “Fetching fire wood or water often ends up in the women...

Caribbean: Licensing sex workers

Barbados Free Press has some questions for the government officials who are considering licensing prostitutes (or is it “sex workers”) for the duration of next year's Cricket World Cup tournament.

Kenya: Wedding season hits Nairobi

AfroFeminista talks us through the travails of being single during the busy wedding season in Kenya's capital Nairobi. “Why do i feel on a subconscious level like my present experience...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: A Vincentian Paris Hilton?

Abeni is disturbed by an e-mail she receives featuring photos of a Vincentian woman “in various states of undress as well as engaged in some sexual acts”.

African Women This Month

Literature, music and blog redesigns are three of the themes in the African women's blogosphere this month. Molara Wood and Mama's Junkyard have both redesigned their blogs. Molara has chosen...

Poland: Miss World and the Topless Mermaid

The beatroot writes about the upcoming Miss World contest (to be held in Warsaw Sept. 30) topless mermaid controversy: “Not want to attach what to the Miss World contest? Erotic?...

Saudi Arabia: The Terrible Crime

Ahmed writes about the latest case of DWF (aka Driving While Female) and wonders: “Since when has driving a car become a crime? And not just an ordinary crime that...

India: BlogHer and After

Dina reflects on her experiences as a participant at the BlogHer 2006 conference.

Sri Lanka: Women, harems and history

Life in Taprobane on women in Sri Lanka. “Not that the island lacked pretty women of suitable stature or the Kings got bored of their harems, they wanted to make...

Costa Rica: Safe for Women

Uri Ridelman writes that JonBenet Ramsey's murder suspect had been an English teacher in Costa Rica. Scott celebrates a recent article in USA Today calling Costa Rica the third safest...

Cambodia: New Story Tellers on the Internet

According to a research report released recently by Pew Internet, most webloggers don't consider themselves doing journalism. In most cases they are not up to what a journalist does. In...

Cuba: Sweet 15

Robin Thom had the good fortune to be on the right balcony at the right time in order to capture this lovely scene on the Paseo de Prado in Havana,...

Voices from Kazakhstan

Almaty Opera House Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in Kazakh blogosphere. neweurasia's Basil B. Akimov, a Karaganda journalist and editor of...

China: SARFT and farts, castrations feigned and intended: let the spoofing begin!

In a recent edition of MindMeters columnist Fang Jun's Marriagement column entitled Love in the Internet Age [zh] is a spoiler of the recently-released Hollywood movie Hard Candy: 危险的水果硬糖 Dangerous...

Uzbekistan: Women Making Ends Meet

At neweurasia, Shohruh writes about women struggling to make ends meet in Uzbekistan. In another post on the same blog, Ben Paarmann profiles a blog dealing with women's issues written...

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