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· May, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2014

An Experience with Ciberbullying

Arely Torres Miranda writes [es] on Mujeres Construyendo [Women Building] about her own experience with ciberbullying: That's when I understood that I hadn't been part of a social phenomenon I...

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

Balochistan Marches for School Safety as Panjgur Braves Boko Haram-type Threats

Thousands marched chanting “we want education, education is our basic right, save education," after threats from militants forced dozens of private schools in the town Panjgur to close.

Reading “I am Malala”

On Books’ Whisper, there is a review [es] of the book “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai where they claim everybody should read her story. The post reviewed here was...

Cuba: The Joys of Getting Older

Cuban diaspora blog My big, fat, Cuban family shares 59 “wonderful truths” about aging.

Iranian Women Defiantly Remove the Veil

Women activists Iran all over are defiantly removing their veil to protest governmental discrimination against women. See how they break the law and flout their photographs online.

Sexism in Advertising

Natalio Pinto on El Blog del Incógnito analizes [es] advertising and their inclination to sexism after readfing the article 15 vintage ads where women appear as idiots, about advertising in...

Stealthily but Publicly, Iranian Women Remove Their Veils Online

Forced for decades to wear headscarves or face arrest, thousands of Iranian women are now sharing photos of themselves unveiled as an act of protest.

When I Showed Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet Around Karachi

Back in 2011, before Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet assumed their new leadership roles at the New York Times, they visited Karachi.

Meet Khadija, a Motorcycle Repairwoman Breaking Boundaries in Bangladesh

BRAC blog profiles how girls in Bangladesh are learning lucrative yet unconventional trades for women. Khadija, for example, was forced to drop out of school before finishing fifth grade to help support...

Women Bloggers and Mother's Day

Women bloggers at Mujeres Construyendo [Women building] celebrated [es] Mother's Day to no surprise: blogging! Beyond the huge ads that can be seen for presents on this occasion, we have...

Myths about Gender and Roles

On EnGenerada they reflect [es] on the construction of gender identities and the myhts usually associated to women and men. They conclude that, in spite of being relativized in reality,...

Women and the Exercise of Political Power

EnGenerada asks [es] its readers if they have what they need to exercise political power. Every day, we read, hear, and speak the phrase: “Politics is the tool for society's transformation”....

Jamaica: Where the Hashtag Stops

Active Voice shares an eye-opening collection of tweets that offers different perspectives about #bringbackourgirls.

Mother's Day According to Mexican Government

Osiris Jasso reflects [on] recent Mother's Day and how it was “celebrated” by the Mexican government on social networks. Mother's Day is an excellent occasion to highlight the importance of...

Blogger Reflections: What Does a Woman Want?

Bernardette Tristan Amiel blogging [es] for Mujeres Construyendo brings up a story about King Arthur to reflect on the expectations women have regarding men: Camelot would have a new king,...

Is Breastfeeding in Public indecent?

Is breastfeeding in public “indecent”? That's the question raised [es] by Alejandra on Verde Alegría, after she was forced to breastafeed in private and realized she was not the only...

China: Desperate Woman

Could she be heard without stripping off her clothes? What does that tell about a country? Liuzhou Laowai commented on a local news about a desperate young woman, stripped off,...

Reflections on Mother's Day

Mother's Day is here and Claudia Díaz from Mexico writes [es] on PlayMommy about mothers that will celebrate this occasion from her own experience. My first Mother's Day was very...

Mothering Tech Savvy Children

Julia Cuéllar gets inspiration from the book Los bárbaros [The Barbarians; es], essays about mutation, by Alessandro Baricco, to reflect on Mujeres Construyendo [Building Women], about maternity in times of...

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