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· June, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2014

It's Official: Puerto Rico's First Openly Lesbian Judge Has Been Appointed to the Supreme Court

While some deny that her sexual orientation is relevant, others insist that it plays a fundamental role in what she can bring to the table.

“No Strings Attached Sex is a Multiple Rules Game”

Mariangel Calderon recommends on her blog El Ovario (The ovary) not to have unrealistic expectations after no-strings-attached sex. She writes this is one of the games with more ruels and...

How a Local Newspaper in India Is Empowering Rural Women to Write About Their Communities

Khabar Lahariya is an award-winning rural weekly newspaper published in local languages and run by 40 women. We spoke with editorial coordinator Poorvi Bhargava to find out more.

Could Snowden Be Russia's Alfred Kinsey?

If Kinsey’s Big Data could show the reality of human sexual behavior, what might the total disintegration of online privacy reveal about all kinds of political behavior?

Jamaica: Beauty & the Beast

The issue is that there is an idea in Jamaica of who is beautiful and who isn’t…that this idea of beauty is, to a large extent, a racially constructed one....

The United States’ Gender Pay Gap Through the Lens of Social Media

"A society that undervalues half its population is bound to underachieve."

The Framing of Jamaica's “Gay Menace”

The dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain from his post as head of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network is still fueling the debate about gay rights in Jamaica.

Podcast: China's Leftover Women

Sinica Podcast invites Leta Hong Fincher, author of “Leftover Women“, a book about the state of women's rights and gender equality in modern China.  The podcast discusses hidden problems and...

This Experiment Tried To Test India's Rape Problem. The Results Might Startle You.

An entertainment group staged a rape in India to see how passersby would react. Their hidden camera captured many ignoring the woman's screams and doing nothing.

What to Do Before Pregnancy

[All links direct to pages in Spanish.] Zahir Aileen, author of the blog Las netas de mamá (Mom´s truths), lists a series of important recommendations to women who want to...

VIDEO: Zambian Minister Mixes Up Barack Obama With Boko Haram in Viral Gaffe

Nkandu Luo made the slip-up at a solidarity march for the close to 300 girls abducted by the militant Islamist group in Nigeria.

Why Some Minorities in France Vote for the Far-Right Political Party Front National

Front National has a hardline position on immigration, but people of non-French origin did vote for the party. Some said they were concerned about the country's declining economy.

Nigeria Mourns ‘Fearless’ Woman Who Took on Counterfeit Drug Lords and Survived Two Assassination Attempts

Dora Akunyili, the former director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, wasn't afraid to fight to improve the country that she loved so dear.

What About Bermuda's Unsung Heroes?

Bermuda marks National Heroes Day on June 16, but in the absence of an honoree for this year's celebration, bloggers discuss how the observance of the holiday could be improved.

This Colombian Campaign Took Reggaeton Lyrics and Turned Them Into Shocking Images of Women Being Abused

Do Reggaeton lyrics objectify women? The campaign Usa la razón [Use Your Head] is asking women Reggaeton fans to be aware of the sexist nature of this music genre.

Show Me The Money: Caribbean Discrimination Case Awardee Still Not Paid

Eight months after the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled in her favour, Shanique Myrie, who was strip-searched and denied entry to Barbados, still has not received her award.

‘Women Work 2 to 3 Hours More Than Men’

From Venezuela, Marita Seara Fernández, a member of the collective Mujeres Construyendo [es] (Women Building), an online community that aims to end the digital gap among women, took part in the...

This Unique Anti-Rape Protest by Women in India Has Shocked Kerala

A small group of women in Kerala decided to conduct a unique protest to draw attention to the recent case of the teenage lower caste girls in Uttar Pradesh, India

Trinidadian Writer Makes Frank O'Connor Award Longlist

Repeating Islands notes that Trinidadian writer Barbara Jenkins has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for her book Sic Transit Wagon, adding: “The shortlist of six...

New Dating Social Network Where Women Rule

[All links lead to pages in Spanish.] Webonomía contributor Fernando Valencia writes about AdoptaUnChico.com.mx [Adopt a boy], the new way of getting online dates. This is a social network developed...

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