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· June, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2008

Kuwait: Video Games, Newspapers and Female Bloggers

Who should regulate the video gaming scene in Kuwait? This and many other questions are on the minds of Kuwaiti bloggers in this round up. Forzaq8 speaks of laws dealing...

Cambodia: Riding the Wave of Change

In a country where men tend to have more privileges in family and society, a new wave of change is about to begin. Sopheap Chak is another urban woman with...

Caucasus: Religious Practices Update

Social Science in the Caucasus provides an update on its survey of religious practices in the South Caucasus. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Centers (CRRC) says that women...

India: Marrying an NRI

Heartcrossings on the diminishing value of the once prized trophy – a Non Resident Indian groom.

Bahamas: Unfair Reporting

“I smell the stink of patriarchal collusion”: Bahamian blogger Womanish Words takes issue with the mainstream media's reporting of a brothel raid.

Iran: Citizen Media Sex Scandal

Earlier this month, students at Zanjan University in North-West Iran recorded and uploaded a video of their school's vice president, Hassan Madadi, with his shirt unbuttoned, allegedly preparing to have...

Lebanon: Prostitution

Bech writes about prostitution in the Palestinian refugee camp of Sabra and elsewhere in Lebanon.

Russia: Mail-Order Brides

Anna Ershova shares her thoughts on “how (not) to date a Russian woman”: “According to some of my sociologist friends, many Russian women who marry a foreigner out of material...

Russia: Second-Hand Shopping

Anna Ershova of Anna’s Out of Town News blogs at Siberian Light about second-hand shops in Russia – and the option of second-hand shopping via LiveJournal.

Poland: “Observations of the Polish Character”

At Polandian, “observations of the Polish character” by Scatts: “Some of them relatively new or recently reinforced, others very old but all have been openly discussed with a variety of...

Zimbabwe: WOZA members released

Members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise have been released from prison: Eleven of the 14 WOZA members arrested on 28th May 2008 were finally released from remand prison on bail...

India: Clothes and Women

Bohemian Rhapsody from India writes on the obsession with labeling women on the basis of the clothes they wear.

Poland: Gay Pride

Polandian writes about and posts pictures from the gay pride parade that took place in Warsaw on June 7.

Iraq: Black – The Colour of Grief

Iraqi women are now accustomed to wearing black - the colour of grief and mourning, notes Inside Iraq. But amid the darkness and gloom, some young women admit to wearing...

Czech Republic, U.S.: Intermarriages

Sue of To Czech and Back, a U.S.-based American married to a Czech, guestblogs at Tanja's CzechMateDiary.com; Tanja is a U.S.-based Czech married to an American.

Libya: Father's Day

Anglo-Libyan, who lives in the UK, celebrated Father's Day today. “Today in Britain we celebrate Father's Day,while I think everyday should be fathers & mothers day but still it is...

“Beware of Egyptian Men,” says the Canadian Embassy

Back in December 2007, I was almost crucified for writing a post entitled: Relationshsips Warning: Do not date Egyptian Men. In that article, I said: Because of the nature of...

Serbia: Model Prevents Suicide

Belgrade 2.0 posts a video and writes about Katarina Vuckovic, a model who prevented a suicidal man from jumping off a Belgrade bridge.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Rape Victims

Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about rape victims of Srebrenica.

Pakistan: Don't hire women

Five Rupees on why women shouldn't hired in Pakistan unless you need someone for HR or a receptionist.

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