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· June, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2010

Iran: A woman may face stoning to death

According to several blogs including Rahrovaneraheakbar [fa], Sakine Mohmadi Ashtyani may face stoning to death in near future in Tabriz, in Iran. She was accused of having sex with two...

Martinique: Interview with a Nappy Girl

Martinican blogger Vee Un Lezard a Madinina assesses [Fr] her six-month long experience with her natural hair, inviting readers to discover her “Interview with a Nappy Girl” [Fr] posted in...

Haiti: World Cup 2010

Haitian blogger Potoprincipe publishes this post [Fr] dealing with the need for Haitians to use the FIFA World Cup as an outlet for anguish and frustration and dreaming about the...

Egypt: Looking Inside Mr Egypt

Twenty-six-year-old Tarek Mohammed Nagiub Abdel Gawad has been named Mr Egypt 2010. Bloggers react to the title and his participation in Mister World 2010, held in South Korea.

Israel: A Woman's Power to Name Herself

“I’ve noticed that whenever a woman defends having taken her husband’s name… it’s invariably stated, ‘After all, feminism is about choice.’ Well I’m not pleased with having women who choose...

Zimbabwe: Women not getting attention because of World Cup

Women in Zimbabwe are complaining that men don’t want to watch FIFA World Cup games at home where there is not much noise and support, let alone beer.

Bangladesh: The Toll Of Eve teasing

Pinky wrote this note before taking her own life: “when [my tormentor] pulled my scarf and harassed me physically in front of the house, onlookers at the scene laughed. Nobody...

Jamaica: On Tivoli

Active Voice blogs about the man shortage in Tivoli Gardens following the crackdown on the area in the search for ‘Dudus': “The female population is getting antsy because of the...

Bhutan: Breast Envy

Bhutanese blogger Passu feels that if he only could breastfeed his newborn daughter, he would feel like a complete father.

Afghanistan: Reintegrating Taliban fighters

Nick Fielding reviews a new report by the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Australia, devoted to the issue if the Afghan Government's reintegration and reconciliation efforts bring peace to...

Macedonia: Gender Aspects of the Football World Cup

Young Macedonian blogger and writer thinks that focus on defense combined with propagation of gender stereotypes make the Football World Cup unattractive.

Pakistan: The First Feminist Tech Exchange

Jehan Ara at In The Line Of Wire reports on the first Feminist Tech Exchange in Pakistan which is taking place in Islamabad.

Indonesia: When women control their own investments

Kick-starting a conversation on female entrepreneurship, courage and investments with our partner site Conversations for a Better World, Carolina shares an example from Indonesia.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Price of “Progress”

Abeni notices the proliferation of fast food franchises in St. Vincent and the Grenadines: “As our nation gorges itself on fast food and channel surf to our leisure we get...

Haiti: Grass Roots

“Mainstream media sources in the United States have rarely mentioned this type of local organizing initiated by activists and every day Haitians”: Tande blogs about a few grassroots organisations doing...

China: “Chinese Women, Please Don’t Sleep With Foreigners”

Maxiwawa from ChinaSMACK translated a popular post, “Chinese women, please don't sleep with foreigners”, circulated in various online forums. It is another story in which nationalism is reproduced through discourse...

Zimbabwe: Women of Zimbabwe making history

The former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, blogs about her recent trip to Zimbabwe: I was in Zimbabwe to attend a ‘High Level Dialogue on Women’s Empowerment in the Political...

Pakistan: Education and domestic abuse

Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi wonders why women's education has failed to offer a panacea against domestic abuse.

Pakistan: Reviewing Sex and the City 2

Blogger Kalsoom goes to watch Sex and the City 2 and comes away with the feeling that the film not only fails to engage the Arab/Muslim/Middle Eastern woman, but it...

Singapore: Pink Dot 2010

More than 4,000 Singaporeans gathered at Hong Lim Park to make a large human pink dot to celebrate love regardless of sexual orientation. It is Singapore’s biggest LGBT parade.

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