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· January, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2011

Puerto Rico: “The Love of My Life”

  26 January 2011

Blogger and lawyer Verónica RT looked up the Facebook status [es] of Zacha Hernández Alemán, a recent victim of domestic violence in Puerto Rico. It said: “I am engaged with the love of my life…”

Nepal: Panel Discussion On Case Discrimination

  25 January 2011

Bhumika Ghimire moderated a panel discussion on case discrimination and Nepali women where Dr. Drona Rasali and Ms. Sushma Barakoti, two influential members of Nepali diaspora, were present. You can listen to the discussion in her blog Bhumika's American Adventure.

Cuba: Marta's Victory

  25 January 2011

Crossing the Barbed Wire blogs about the experience of Marta Diaz Rondon, who was reportedly imprisoned and beaten by “men who claim to be patriots and protectors of Cuba’s security.”

Guyana: “real” men

  24 January 2011

The Signifyin’ Woman contemplates Caribbean homophobia and notions of what it means to be a “real” man vs an “anti” man.

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Pakistan: The Veenagate Controversy

  24 January 2011

Veena Malik, an aspiring Pakistani celebrity, was accused by religious hardliners of immoral behavior as she took part in the Indian reality show Big Boss. Reactions on this controversy show that Pakistan now stands divided amongst its conservative and liberal forces.

Africa: Dear First Ladies of Africa

  24 January 2011

First Ladies of Africa, you have failed us!:”As Africans, we know of our individual First Ladies. It is either their eccentricities, extravagance or total lack of decorum that reminds us of their continued presence.”

China: What about Chinese dads?

  22 January 2011

If you found yourself following the Amy Chua affair, you might want to check out this latest post from Jocelyn Eikenburg, American wife of a Chinese man: Chinese (and Asian) Interracial Wedding Dos and Don’ts.

China: Police and Japanese porn star

  19 January 2011

Many regional police departments have launched their micro-blogs at Sina for promoting their image and public relations. Recently netizens found out that Xigang Branch Office of Dalian Police Department has only followed one user – Sora Aoi, a popular Japanese porn star in China. See Ministry of Tofu for their...

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India: Women Empowerment and Videoblogging

  18 January 2011

Women Aloud Videoblogging for Empowerment (WAVE) is a platform and program aiming to get women from semi-urban areas of India to voice their opinions on topics that matter to them through online video tools.

Mexico: Women's Rights Activist Killed

  17 January 2011

Erwin C. in The Latinamericanist reports on the murder of women's rights activist Susana Chávez: “For many years Chavez campaigned against the unsolved murders of hundreds of women in northern Mexico. She helped create the slogan ‘Ni Una Mas’ (‘Not One More Death’), which served as a battle cry for...

South Korea: Public Enraged at Sexual Harassment in Tweet Space

  14 January 2011

Twitterer @koreain sent the final warning tweet[ko] to a high-profile media worker (and a married man) who is reportedly to had harassed a woman via Twitter. Koreain urged the man to close his Twit account and numerous fellow twitterers have joined the public accusation by retweeting the message.

Sudan: Oldest woman votes

  13 January 2011

South Sudan's Rebecca Kadi Loburang Dinduch – thought to be the oldest voter who is expected to be between 100 -115 years according to her granddaughter, on Wednesday arrived at the polling station in a five-car convoy to cast her ballot for independence.

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