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· June, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2014

“No Strings Attached Sex is a Multiple Rules Game”

  27 June 2014

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 it's even more commendable than simply falling in love by preventing someone like that gets into your life unauthorized. She...

Jamaica: Beauty & the Beast

  24 June 2014

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. Kei Miller recounts a heartbreaking story of the dark side of beauty pageants and contends that the Miss Jamaica franchise...

Podcast: China's Leftover Women

  17 June 2014

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 obstacles that Chinese women are facing in society including domestic violence and the “leftover women” issue.  It's worth noting that...

What to Do Before Pregnancy

  16 June 2014

[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 get pregnant in this article: Si ya tomaste la decisión de ser madre espera solo un poco (uno a tres meses)...

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What About Bermuda's Unsung Heroes?

  12 June 2014

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.

‘Women Work 2 to 3 Hours More Than Men’

  10 June 2014

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 “First International Women Bloggers Conference” [es] in Mexico on October 2013. She notes that women barely represent 25 percent of...

Trinidadian Writer Makes Frank O'Connor Award Longlist

  10 June 2014

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 will be announced at the end of the week.”

New Dating Social Network Where Women Rule

  9 June 2014

[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 as a boutique where the main product are men. Here, men are promoted and women can visit the catalog. The...

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