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· May, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2014

An Experience with Ciberbullying

  30 May 2014

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 didn't even know how to start addressing, I didn't quite understand that dynamics and, above all, I had no idea...

Reading “I am Malala”

  28 May 2014

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 part of the first #LunesDeBlogsGV [Monday of blogs on GV] on May 5, 2014, submitted by Cati Restrepo.

Sexism in Advertising

  20 May 2014

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 between the 1940s and 1970s. Has advertising changed 50 years later? I think it hasn't changed, maybe it has ‘evolved’...

Meet Khadija, a Motorcycle Repairwoman Breaking Boundaries in Bangladesh

  17 May 2014

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 her family. Not so strange, given that only 55 percent of children in Bangladesh complete their primary education.  But now,...

Women Bloggers and Mother's Day

  15 May 2014

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 decided to invite you to reflect on this date and share posts and thoughts by women bloggers from our community....

Myths about Gender and Roles

  15 May 2014

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, they work as social order. The post reviewed here was part of the second #LunesDeBlogsGV [Monday of blogs on GV]...

Women and the Exercise of Political Power

  14 May 2014

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”. As we mature our thinking, we look into some certainties of our context, those pre-concepts that we have incorporated for...

Mother's Day According to Mexican Government

  14 May 2014

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 providing every woman with education and opportunities for them to become mothers just by choice, to demand better working conditions...

Blogger Reflections: What Does a Woman Want?

  14 May 2014

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, unless Arthur could answer a simple question. Arthur agreed upon giving the answer. The question was: what does a woman...

Is Breastfeeding in Public indecent?

  14 May 2014

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 one: To me, breastfeeding was -and still is- something absolutely normal and I thought everybody shared that idea. Nevertheless, I've...

China: Desperate Woman

  11 May 2014

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, climbed out the window of an 11th floor Liuzhou hotel room and threatened to jump.

Reflections on Mother's Day

  11 May 2014

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 on my own way, as I really hated all the marketing paraphernalia that considered me a pretext to spend some...

Mothering Tech Savvy Children

  11 May 2014

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 smartphones and social networks. I am a plant, I am the mother of zombie children, barbarians. My challenge is the...

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