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· May, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2010

Lebanon: Evil challenges against techy women

Lebanese blogger and geek Mir talks about six “evil” challenges women in the IT world face in her latest post.

Russian “Little Blue Buckets” Movement Reaches Ukraine

Ukraine-based feminist organization “FEMEN” [EN] conducted an action [ENG] in support of the Russian online movement “Little Blue Buckets” [ENG] and against the “unification of Russia and Ukraine under Kremlin...

Egypt: Rima Fakih – What does religion have to do with it?

Rima Fakih, an Arab Muslim immigrant, won the Miss USA Pageant. There are those who considered her award an Arab victory, those who considered her a Muslim disgrace, and others...

Trinidad and Tobago: Election Landslide

After a snap election ends the rule of Prime Minister Patrick Manning, Trinidadian bloggers react to the new People's Partnership coalition government, led by the country's first female prime minister.

Jamaica: Women of Tivoli Gardens

“If these women pass on this attitude of craven gratitude and dependence on a don to their children, how will the cycle ever be broken?”: Islandista looks at the role...

Russia: Hacking of Women's Community Raises Gender, Ethical and Privacy Dilemmas

The legendary Russian women blog community "girls_only" with the most sensitive and private discussions was hacked by anonymous hacker and uploaded to a mirror site. The scandal raised a lot...

Nigeria: Islam strongly discourages polygamy

Following the marriage of a muslim Senator in Nigeria to a 13-year old girl, blogger Akin from Nigeria argues that Islam strongly discourages polygamy.

Sierra Leone: Reproductive health care in Sierra Leone

Nasratha explains why birth control is cheaper and better in Sierra Leone.

India: Outsourcing The Womb

AmreekanDesi says that India has taken outsourcing to a new level. The country is now outsourcing the womb to produce little babies for the childless parents across the world.

Uruguay: First Woman Elected as Intendant of Montevideo

Ana Olivera, a member of the Uruguayan Communist Party was elected Municipal Intendant of Montevideo. Her candidacy and the politics and history behind it gave social media users and bloggers...

MENA: International Day Against Homophobia Celebrated

May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still a region for concern according to the International Lesbian, Gay,...

South Africa: 32 teams and 40,000 prostitutes for 2010 FIFA World Cup?

If you are going to South Africa to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup, you should probably be prepared to meet 40,000 prostitutes from around the world who are expected...

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Issues

gspottt notes that “of the almost 100 candidates [in the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago general election]…the People’s Partnership candidate for St. Ann’s East…is the only one to date to make...

Kenya: Elderly women taking self defence lessons

Elderly women in Kenya are taking self defence lessons: “Elderly women in Korogocho, Kenya are sick and tired of the numerous stories of rape against their peers. So these feisty...

Malawi: Barefoot Solar Engineers Win Best African Electrification Award

Japan-based Malawian blogger Clement Nthambazale writes about a Solar Engineers Project, run by barefoot engineers, which has won Africa’s biggest Rural Electrification Award. The solar project, which has electrified Chimonjo...

White American pop singers marketed in Japan

Adamu from Mutantfrog travelogue comments on the localized marketing of American pop-singers EastWest Boys.

Russia: Russian Women & the Future of the US

Mark Adomanis stumbles upon an atypical “women seeking men” ad on moscow.craigslist.org and writes on True/Slant about “the apparent inability of many Russians to distinguish between plans (or other future...

Maldives: Forgetting The Other Maldivians

Rehendhi notes that after one and a half year of the new democratic government's rule, the other Maldivians (women) are still being left behind.

Bangladesh: Fashion Show By Acid Attack Survivors

Photoblogger Monirul Alam highlights a fashion show by acid attack survivors in Bangladesh which aims to fight the stigma against them.

Zambia: Meet the founder of Media 365

Emeka writes about Mary Tembo of Media 365: “Mary and her sisters founded Youth Media that published the TrendSetters a magazine that won numerous international awards for encouraging honest discussion...

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