Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2016
"Even if the company needs to expand into social media, it should use a better means rather than being so shameless."
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
"We need a culture of equality, not disrespect. As an athlete, I want everyone to know that strength does not mean dominance and aggression."
"Being delivered into this world by someone brain-defected, the deputy to the Kabul clerical council must himself be without a brain."
"What are the real differences between one portrait and another? What is offensive in one nipple that isn't in the other?"
In light of current legislation that could allow for a frontal assault against the abuse of Paraguayan women, Kurtural gathered testimonies and reflections regarding abuse, institutional aloofness, and society's burden.
"She used to cry in fear seeing strangers, 'Uncle is coming, uncle is coming..' Her family thought she was possessed by Djinns."
Fatima Ali Hamze was arrested for refusing to give up custody of her son, sparking what could signal a new women's rights movement in Lebanon.
Xiomara picked up a gun and joined the FARC at age 14. Like thousands of other women, she is now figuring out how to leave that life behind.
Despite laws, a supposedly free educational system and agreements to protect children, many girls from Paraguay's poorest communities must submit themselves to "criadazgo" in order to access formal education.
He’s called US President Obama a son of a whore. His war on drugs has killed thousands. But that’s only half the story when it comes to Philippines President Duterte.
“Seeing a woman outside should be normal...It shouldn’t matter. But the fact that it does means this conversation needs to happen."
Built around the hashtag #честныйоргазм (“#HonestOrgasm”), the new campaign by “sex evangelist” Elena Rydkina encourages women to share life stories about times they faked orgasms to please partners.
"Heena Sidhu pulls out of the Asian Airgun Championships in Iran because of a compulsory hijab rule. A ridiculous rule. And, a brave stance."