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· August, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2007

India: Working women and Housewives

Ultra Violet on a recent court judgment that rules that a working woman is a “housewife first”.

Slideshow of Iran's female athletes

Tunisiendoctor has a slideshow of Iranian female athletes (Fr).

Mauritania : Ignorance and Tradition

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Generously endowed women are favored in Mauritania. The fatter the woman, the more beautiful she is thought to be. Being big is...

Sudan: Sudanese Saint Josephine Bakhita

Remembering the Sudanese Saint Josephine Bakhita: “Reading St.Josephine Bakhita's story made me want 2 cry, at the time when most of us had a pretty decent childhood, she spent hers...

India: On Feminism

Ultra Violet, a new blog discussing feminism and India kicks off things with a post discussing feminism in contemporary culture.

South Korea: Inter-racial Love

Robert Koehler from the Marmot's Hole summarized a report on inter-racial love relation in one sentence: Korean men want to date foreign women because foreign women don’t view men as...

Egypt: Rape Apologists

Egyptian Eman loathes rape apologists and this is why.

Arabeyes: Just a Pretty Face

Miss South Carolina's response in the Miss USA Pageant to a question on why a fifth of US students couldn't locate their country on the map was the butt of...

Uganda: Bloggers Respond to Controversial Daily Monitor Articles

Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community has gotten a lot of press recently in the form of a number of articles written by Katherine Roubos, a 22-year-old...

Soviet Union: Female Beauty and Feminism

Natalia Antonova writes about “the Soviet Syndrome” that some of today's feminists seem to be afflicted with.

Lebanon: Prostituting in France

Lebanese Rampurple links to a news article about a Lebanese pimp caught up in a prostitution racket in France.

Guyana: A Woman's Role

Stella Ramsaroop finds herself assuming the role of submissive woman…but only long enough for her to use it as an example of how women must not “mindlessly fall in line...

China: Guidebook On Being A Mistress

Wang Xiaofeng is reading a book about “second wife” or mistress (zh). It discusses about the phenomena of “second wife” in China from an economic view point. The writer was...

South East Asia: Abortion Policies

Bisean compares the abortions policies practiced by the countries in South East Asia and finds that Singapore and Vietnam have the most flexible policies.

Egypt: Cultureligious Curse

The Big Pharaoh from Egypt describes the outlawed practice of female circumcision as a ‘cultureligious curse.’

South Korea: A Girl's Suicide

Matt from Gust of popular feeling looked into the suicide of a 16-year-old girl, Lee Eun-ji. The cause was believed to be cyber bullying by superjunior fans. However, Matt pointed...

Russia: Intermarriages

Of the more than 60,000 marriages in Moscow in the first half of 2007, a quarter were between native Muscovites – “typically an ethnic Russian woman – and a citizen...

Russia: Nashi, BBC, and the Upcoming Elections

Mark MacKinnon writes about the recent BBC ban and the Nashi movement's summer camps: “Both the Kremlin's bolstering of “patriotic” youth movements and its crackdown on non-state media outlets are...

Nepal: Madhesi Women

Kathmandu Speaks on the changing roles of Madhesi women. “Participants of the historic convention, the first of its kind for the Madhesi women, expressed their longing for peace and freedom...

Kyrgyzstan: Alaa-Chu

Tom Toomey tells the story of Chynara, a Kyrgyz teacher who freed her niece out of the hands of bride kidnappers.

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