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· October, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from October, 2006

31 October 2006

India: Capital Punishment, Afzal and Santosh

Lebanon: Political Uncertainty and Men

Many Lebanese blogs are reflecting the internal political bickering that is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about the future of the country. Most of the posts in this weeks review...

30 October 2006

Arabisc: Sexual Harrassment and the Egyptian Blogosphere

After a month of abstinence (from sex naturally) during daylight hours in the Holy month of Ramadhan, a mob of sex starved Egyptians decided to celebrate Eid by attacking and...

28 October 2006

The Week That Was in Bahrain

Bahrain's bloggers celebrated Eid this week, with many posting greetings on their sites or simply musing about the tradition. While Mahmood Al Yousif thinks that “Eid this time seems to...

25 October 2006

Russia: Thoughts on LiveJournal/ZheZhe

The Second Blog War continues in Russia. Brad Fitzpatrick, the LiveJournal's creator, has now joined the discussion over at sup_ru LJ community: in English, he offers some explanations and apologies...

21 October 2006

China: Botched jobs

‘Yes, journalists in China do have it rough,’ Bullog blogger Siyi says back to a recent BBC article, ‘but we're not all the innocent victims that you seem to think’...

South Afria: lesbian photo-activist

19 October 2006

Zimbabwe: woman-on-woman violence

India: Acid attacks on Women

Arabisc: Protests, Human Rights and Cultural Repression

With labour union elections coming up soon in Egypt, Manal and Ala are reporting about labour strike in Ain Shams University, where salaries were almost halved. على خلفية الصراع الطبقي...

16 October 2006

Voices from Zimbabwe

Global Voices has posted a harrowing video documenting the brutal beatings suffered by worker's union demonstrators recently. Read the post and watch the video here. Debate surrounding a new law,...

South Korea: sex trafficking

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