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· May, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2007

Arabeyes: Short Skirts Looked Down at in Tunisia

From a conversation about her friend Fatima, Tunisian blogger Maheva takes us deep into an argument about education, freedom of choice and personal preferences. Click to read the full translation.

Guyana: Monetary Compensation & Sexual Assault

Following a case in which when a 39 year-old man was accused of sexual assault against a 17 year-old girl, The Guyana Groove writes: “When a woman is forced to...

Kuwait: Pedicure Bliss

Ansam from Kuwait announces the launch of a new service – a pedicure service done right in the convenience of your home. “This is amazing… specially for Kuwaiti people! We...

Arabeyes: 1001 Tales from Libyan Taxi Rides

Can taking a taxi be an eye-opening experience to the society you live in? Libyan blogger Libyano takes us on a ride of a lifetime which gives him the chance...

South Korea: Gender Gap

Kotaji comments on the widening of gender gap in South Korea, there are more male than female. The writer's quick suggestions are acceptance of homosexuality, sex change, clone female.

Palestine: Honour Killings

Palestinian blogger Amal A gives us an insight to the atrocities being committed against women in her country. According to a report she posts: “A forum of Palestinian organizations which...

Jordan: Woman Chief of Court Appointed

Jordanian blogger Tololy announces the appointment of a woman chief of court in her country. “Good news; now we have women police officers, nurses, doctors, engineers, journalists, garbage-truck drivers, professors,...

Poland: “A Teletubby in the Closet”

The beatroot writes on the Polish Children’s Ombudsman (Ombudswoman) Ewa Sowinska and her discovery of a “Teletubby in the closet.”

Pakistan: Begum Nawazish Ali

The Pakistani Spectator on a delightful talk show where a man presents himself as a woman named Begum Nawazish Ali. “One thing is clear and established that the program “Late...

Maternal Mortality Still High in Tunisia

Zizou from Djerba writes that Tunisia is on its way to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in all areas except for maternal mortality [Fr]. Zizou attributes the problem to...

Iran:How Iranian Girls Used to Wear Before Revolution

Here is a photo that shows how Iranian girls used to wear in University of Tehran before 1979 revolution and after that.

Uganda: Free solar mobile phone chargers for rural women

Pius Sawa writes about solar mobile phone chargers in Uganda: “Motorola company has introduced a new innovative technology of phone charging called Motorpower Kiosk.The project was launched on May 10th...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Miss Universe Pick

Zahra Redwood will represent Jamaica at tonight's Miss Universe competition as the first Rastafarian Beauty Queen - but Abeni has “taken a liking to Miss Tanzania for being bold enough...

Iran: A Bloody Face Symbolizes the Violent Repression of Women

On Sunday a young woman in Tehran became the latest victim of the crackdown. Citizen reporters captured photographs of her bloodied face which were subsequently published on many Iranian weblogs....

Korea:Is Sexual Harrassment just for Women?

While sexual harassment is regarded as the worst scenario that would happen to women and the weak, a male blogger insists that men also run into harassment in their daily...

Bangladesh: No under-30 maids to the Gulf

a bengali in TO points to a recent move in India banning women under 30 to work as maids in the Gulf. “Renuka Chowdhury, the Indian minister of women and...

Cameroon: Nkuma, a new movie about female genital mutilation

Dibussi Tande reviews a new Cameroonian movie, Nkuma: “Nkuma is a simple but interesting film which shows that FGM is a complex issue which is more than just about the...

Palestine: Don't Take Me for Granted

“One thing I can’t stand about people is those that take me for granted. They don’t take me seriously. They just look at me and just judge me on looks....

Arabeyes: Breast-Feeding Dilemma

Imagine having to breast feed your colleague at work - five times - to ensure that your relationship remains professional! This is the fatwa (religious edict) that had Arab and...

Japan: B-guy

Mari blogs about the changing preference of Japanese women's choice towards their boyfriends from IKEMEN (nice looking guy) to B-otoko (B class guy).

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