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· November, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2007

Egypt: Wedding of the Year

“The Egyptian newspaper in the last two weeks has nothing to speak about except the wedding of the year Ahmed Ezz and Shahinaz El-Nagger in a very stupid way,” explains...

Czech Republic: Discussion of Actress’ Son's Death Banned

When a Czech actress’ infant son died, a number of Czech newspapers closed down discussions of this story on their sites, a step the Czech Daily Word disapproves of: “Being...

Saudi Arabia: Treatment of Women

Saudi Arabia’s medieval practices (only one manifestation of its backwards ideology) have been tolerated far too long, notes The Arabist, from Egypt, who links to an op-ed about the situation...

Egypt: Polygamy Anyone?

Egyptian blogger Eman was eavesdropping. Tune in to what she overheard in Cairo here.

Bahrain: One-Year Contract

Bahraini blogger Faceless says she has signed a one-year agreement with her boyfriend. Read all about it here.

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's B-day & “Feminine Strategies”

Among other, no less important, things, Orange Ukraine reports that the government has declared Jan. 1-7 holidays, Yulia Tymoshenko has turned 47, and someone has written a paper titled, “Beauty...

Kyrgyzstan: Feminism and women’s movement

Genderstan observes the activity of women’s organizations in Kyrgyzstan, listing the ideological goals of women’s movement and saying that they usually have clearly defined clients and goals.

Japan: Sumie Kawakami Interview

David Marx from Neojapanisme posts an interview with Sumie Kawakami, author of Goodbye Madame Butterfly: Sex, Marriage and the Modern Japanese Woman.

African prostitution and human trafficking in Europe

la plume plus posts an article featuring first-hand accounts of human trafficking and the prostitution of African women [Fr] in Europe.

Jordan: How Can Women be Leaders?

Jordanian Nasimjo accuses women in his country of being selfish and wonders how they can aspire to become leaders.

Bahrain: Losing its identity?

This week in Bahrain we have opinions on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit, a blogger's dilemma about whether to have a female friend, another getting stuck between his wife-to-be and her family,...

India: Take Back The Tech

Conversations with Dina writes about Take Back The Tech. “This is a collaborative campaign by ICT users, advocates, collectives and organisations that take issue with the prevalence of Violence Against...

Brazil: Violence against woman

Marcelo Tas [pt] compares two recent incidents of violence against women in different parts of the planet. In Abaetetuba, Brazil, a teenager was incarcerated in a cell with 20 male...

Morocco: Women's Stories from Around the Globe

This week, Moroccan bloggers share their interest in issues affecting Muslim women around the world. From the treatment of gynecologists in Iraq to new workforce development initiatives in Morocco to...

Japan: Kids these days

What do you do when you've had enough of young girls sitting on the floor of the train, talking on their phone and acting like it's their home, when meanwhile...

Trinidad & Tobago: Disconnect?

Jumbie's Watch posts “a collection of quotations showing the vast distance between brain and mouth.”

India: Patriarchy and Mythology

Days in a Wannabe Punks Life takes a closer look at Hindu mythology, goddesses and the element of overarching patriarchy.

Jordan: Lessons from the Elections

Shifaa, from Jordan, brings us the lessons learned and implications of the parliamentary elections held this week. The good news is that a woman won a seat without resorting to...

Iran: Arrest and Destruction

The Iranian government has continued its policy of repression against women's rights activists and Sufi Muslims in recent weeks. Maryam Hosseinkhah, a women’s rights activist and journalist was arrested a...

Qatari Wedding

Xena announces the wedding of a young Qatari female blogger in this post.

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