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· February, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2008

Poland: Giertych's Fear of Feminism

The beatroot reports on Maciej Giertych's fear of feminism.

Saudi Diplomacy

Saudi blogger Saudi Jeans discusses a talk by Saudi King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies head Prince Turki Al Faisal on Saudi diplomacy.

Sri Lanka: On Marriage

Me & Me Blog from Sri Lanka on why marriage is an outdated concept.

Iraq: New Crush

Iraqi blogger Abbas Howazin has a new crush. Click here to check out who the dumb girl he can't take his eyes off is.

Brazil: Sexual tourism, dreams-come-true, sour goodbyes and illegality

Sandra Paulsen writes[PT] from Stockholm at Blog do Noblat[PT] about Swedish sexual tourism in Brazil and Tailand and sad stories about Brazilian women that travel back with their “boyfriends” to...

Barbados, Jamaica: Abortion Debate

Blogging from Barbados, Gallimaufry draws attention to the issue of legalising abortions in the Caribbean.

India: Changing names

A range of gender issues at Mumbai Girl – from changing names once married to the idea of skimpy clothes being provocative.

Armenia: Women March for Ter-Petrossian

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs of yesterday's march by female supporters of former president Levon Ter-Petrossian following last week's disputed presidential election in Armenia. Meanwhile, reporting on the same rally,...

Kuwait: Power and No Style

Thouq from Kuwait posts the pictures of three gulf politicians, two from Kuwait and one from Bahrain, comments: “With all respect to all our brave women working in politics: you...

Bahrain: Wise beyond her years?

Bahraini blogger emoodz questions the appointment of a female judge – who only graduated in 2005.

Morocco: Hijab as a Choice

Much has been said about "the veil," or hijab. Perhaps too much - mention it, and suddenly everyone - Muslim or not - is an expert. In Morocco, hijab is...

Middle East: Wishing Kosovo all the Best!

Bloggers and some politicians in the Middle East were quick to draw parallels between Kosovo's independence from Serbia and the Palestine Question. Following the news from the Balkans, here's a...

Barbados: Hair Them Out

“Why should these young men be barred from finishing their studies and leading productive lives because they made a hairstyle choice?”: Cheese-on-bread! blogs about the latest controversy in Barbados –...

Iran:14-Year-Old Girl Stoned to Death by Father

According to[Fa] Varesh, the authorities say that when a man found out about his 14 years old daughter’s relationship with a boy, he took her to the mountains around the...

Turkey: Hijab Ban Lifted

Erkan's field diary discusses Turkey's lifting of the headscarf (Hijab) ban in his country.

Ethiopia: On Afar women

Zenobia review an article by The Telegraph about female genital mutilation in Ethiopia: “The Telegraph did an article about Afar women , female genital cutting (FMC) and their “life of...

Uganda: Bloggers tangle with mainstream media

The blogren had their collective eye on Uganda's mainstream media this week. One blogger "treads where the brave dare not go" by posting photos from a tragedy near the capital,...

Somalia: Can a hijab-wearing blogger get a respectable job in the US?

This is our second roundup of Somali blogs discussing various topics including Somali politics, the challenges of wearing a hijab in the United States and the first Somali female pilot.

Saudi Arabia: No Coffee for Women

From Saudi Arabia, Lalla Mona posts two pictures of signs: one from 1931 America which says “Public Swimming Pool: Whites Only” and the second from modern day Saudi Arabia which...

South Asia: Against domestic violence

Out Against Abuse – dedicated to discussing issues of domestic violence affecting the South Asian community urges readers to share their stories.

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