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· June, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2009

Morocco: Celebrating the First Female Mayor of Marrakesh

The Moroccan elections of two weeks ago brought surprising results and were received with mixed reactions, as Hisham pointed out in this post.  One such result was the election of...

Algeria: On France's burqa ban

Algerian-American blogger The Moor Next Door remarks upon France's intended burqa ban, saying, “The trouble the French may want to worry about is not the burqa as it is worn...

Kenya: The plight of gays and lesbians in Kenya

As much as Nairobi is described as one of the more cosmopolitan cities in Africa where a lot of homosexuals find solace, homophobia is widespread. Kenyan bloggers discuss how homosexuals...

Kenya: The politics of Mass Male Circumcision

HIV Kenya discusses the politics of “Mass Male Circumcision“: It seems like a short time since the issue of mass male circumcision (MMC) became a political football and it is...

Singapore: Infamous Burger King ad

Burger King has a new sandwich offering in Singapore called the “Super Seven Incher.” To promote the new product, a local ad agency produced an outdoor ad which is now...

Iran:”Iranian Right wing media on Neda”

NikAhang writes [fa] “stupidity is the highest ascension”when Right wing media (Sarmaye Newspaper) claim that a BBC reporter has paid someone to shoot Neda so that they could record the...

Ukraine: “Lady Ethnographer”

Maria Sonevytsky of My Simferopol Home writes on being a “lady ethnographer” in Ukraine and on xenophobia in Crimea: “Ukraine today is caught between two warring accounts of history, as...

Azerbaijan: A modest Scary Azeri in print

Scary Azeri in Suburbs informs its readers that a Baku-based English-language magazine has featured the blog in a two-page article. The magazine might not be Harpers, the blogger says, but...

Azerbaijan: Interview with Nigar Fatali

The OL! Youth Movement blog [AZ] interviews Azeri blogger Nigar Fatali. The blogger at Don Quixote [AZ/RU] and Fighting windmills? Take a pill [EN] comments on matters as diverse as...

Iran: Neda becomes a symbol for the protesters

Neda was an Iranian woman who was shot dead by Basij militia on Saturday during a protest of thousands against the Iranian presidential election results that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad president....

Bahrain: Female Lifeguards?

Following a tragedy in which a child drowned, Bahrain Taxi has concluded that the fact that family groups prefer not to use male lifeguards means that Bahraini women should train...

Greece: Bloggers interview Iranian protesters

With the clampdown on journalism and communications in Iran, most Greek mainstream media have resorted to conveying reports from social media, second or third-hand, through western news organizations. Some Greek...

Azerbaijan: All hail Iranian women

Following a post from Armenian blogger Ianyan in praise of women in Iran comes a similar response from Azerbaijan, another country that borders the Islamic republic. Re-posting an earlier video...

Iran: Women demand change

Ianyan, an Armenian blog, comments on the changing role of women in Iran and their hopes for change in the Islamic republic.

China: Interviewing Deng Yujiao

ESWN translated Southern Metropolis Daily's interview with Deng Yujiao, the nail beautician who was set free by China court for killing a local government official when defending herself against sexual...

Guyana: Domestic Violence Tweets

Signifyin’ Guyana republishes an interesting Twitter conversation with fellow bloggers about domestic violence.

India: Reservations of Positions For Women

Sumanth at Desicritics debates the current hot topic in India – reservations for Women in representative, administrative and corporate job positions.

India: The Need For Sex Education

Amodini Sharma at Ultra Violet advocates for proper sex education among the teens in India.

Azerbaijan: Persepolis

Global Voices Online author Ali S. Novruzov is interviewed by the OL! Azerbaijani youth movement on the movie Persepolis and comments on the role of women in post-revolution Iranian society.

USA, Singapore: On Buying Brides with Credit Cards

The Human Trafficking blog by Amanda Kloer at Change.org in the United States declared victory on Friday in their campaign to get the credit card company Diners Club International to...

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