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· September, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2007

Iran:A video about Transsexuality

IranianTruth informs us about a short video on “transsexuality in Iran” authored by Yasmin Vossoughian & Kouross Esmaeli.

Arabeyes: Meet Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

Egypt-based blogger Maryanne Stroud Gabbani started blogging in 2003 at the age of 54, after becoming frustrated with trying to answer people individually regarding how it was that she was...

Kuwait: 1,000 Women in Swimsuits

A 1,000 women in swimsuits? Fonzy, a Lebanese blogger living in Kuwait, wishes the record would be broken over and over again.

Bahrain: What Men Think of Shopping

Bahraini blogger Ammaro gives us an insight into shopping — from a man's perspective.

Poland: The Women's Party

The beatroot and Dr. Sean's Diary write about the Women's Party of Poland.

Saudi Arabia: Pepper Spray for Religious Police

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif reports about two girls in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, who sprayed the notorious religious police with pepper spray.

Algeria: Skin Lightening Cream

Beauty is skin deep. Not so, argues Nouri the Moor from Algeria in this post, where he discusses the obsession of darker toned women with skin lightening cream.

Moldova: Trafficking in Women

Scraps of Moscow links to resources on trafficking in women in Moldova.

Russia: “Art Concrete”

Copydude writes about what may pass as Soviet roadside art, and about a misadventure with a Russian woman in Kaliningrad.

Bermuda: Cause and Effect thinks that fixing the problems with Bermuda's youth requires a return to family values.

Iran:”We do not have Homosexuals in Iran”

Mahmud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president,said,in Columbia University,”we do not have homosexuals in Iran like you do in your country.”Watch the film.

Ukraine: Devushka Fall Fashion

Carpetblogger posts some Kyiv devushka pictures and writes about “what's hot on the streets of Kyiv this season.”

Saudi Arabia: The Right to Drive

A group of Saudi women are campaigning for the right to drive in the only country in the world which bans women from driving, reports The Arabist.

Israel: Bin Laden's Son Divorce

Israellycool reports the split between Jane Felix-Browne, the 51-year-old, six-times-married grandmother who fell in love with the 27-year-old son of Osama bin Laden.

“Iran:Feminists “leaving country”

Mohmmad Masih in his blog, Sineh Sorkh, writes [Fa]that several Iranian feminists have recently left country.The blogger says that these women activists have found a place to stay in UK,Netherlands...

The rise of the Zambian blogsphere

The Zambian blogsphere is growing. Two years ago one would struggle to find a regularly updated blog covering any meaningful issues. I am happy to report that is now changing....

Egypt: Booby Julia

Egyptian blogger Mosfata Hussein introduces us to TV presenter Booby Julia. “As a blogger, a doctor and an Egyptian citizen. It is my duty to bring forward the latest socio-cultural...

India: Sexual Harassment at the workplace

Ultra Violet on sexual harassment in the workplace in India and on corporate reactions.

Tunisia: Fifth Wedding Anniversary

‘To my sweet and lovely wife: “Love” is but a fraction of the feelings I have for you. Thank you for making my life as beautiful and complete as it...

Ukraine: Prostitution and Feminism

Natalia Antonova writes about Ukrainian prostitutes and Ukrainian feminism.

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