· May, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2006

South Asia: Men and Women Online

  22 May 2006

Do men and women argue in different ways in online forums? Pickled Politics on gender, the way we argue and the differences. The comment space is especially interesting.

Iran: Women Pilots

Noushin Najafi, photoblogger, has published a couple of Iranian woman pilot photos. Noushin says most of the women pilots after graduation will be attracted by foreigner airlines. Iran airline has employed only two women pilots after 1979 revolution.

Iran: Fashion Talk in TV!

Cafe Naseri says that there was a talk about dress fashion in Iranian TV. Blogger has taken a photo from her own TV to show who discussed dress fashion. She adds you can realise people who were involved in this discussion were a cleric and two veiled women.

Zimbabwe: WOZA trial

  18 May 2006

This is Zimbabwe reports on the trial of 63 members of WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise) which started on Monday.….”Their crime was to protest deteriorating human rights conditions in Zimbabwe, and to publically march for food and love”

Iran: Women & Make UP

Salakhi Migerist writes some people say Iranian women use a lot of make up products! She adds but same people forget to say the only visible part of Iranian women are their faces and Iranian men just care about their beauty and nothing else (Persian).

Japan: Signs of nationalism?

  17 May 2006

Of prefect officials in Japan's Fukui city ordering one library to cease stocking a list of 150 books, Tokyo Times‘ Lee sees the move as “all in all a rather unsavoury affair, although as an isolated incident it’s hardly indicative of a return to ‘the bad old days.’ No, surely...

Haiti: Towards an Anti-Feminist Backlash?

  16 May 2006

At AlterPresse, Myriam Merlet predicts (Fr) an upcoming backlash to the thriving Haitian feminist movement. Certain anti-feminists, she says, “know how to take advantage of media (…) to spread arguments about ‘women who beat women’ and/or men.”

This week in the African women’s blogsphere

  16 May 2006

As diverse as ever, African women have been writing about a range of issues. 14 May was Mother’s Day in some parts of the world and African women honoured the important women in their lives. Adaure congratulates all mothers and grandmothers and says her mother is the best anyone can...

Russia: Eggs Ads

Russian Marketing Blog and Snowsquare.com both write about eggs: the former posts a picture of a box of quail eggs, a “masterpiece of DIY advertising and design;” the latter writes about the secret of “mysterious” ads featuring eggs recently revealed.

Iran: Feminist or Crazy?

Kalashnikov Digital has taken & published in his blog incredible photos of a woman without hijab or Islamic veil in Tehran. According to law it is forbidden to walk with out veil and you can be arrested and punished. Blogger asks he does not understand if she was feminist or...

Iraq: Shot for being Gay!

14-year-old Ahmed Khalil has been shot, according to witnesses, by Iraqi police officers for being gay. According to his neighbours in the al-Dura area of Baghdad, Khalil was shot at point-blank range, after a scuffle with the police. QArab has the details.

Martinique: Reflections on One Night Stand

  12 May 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] praises (Fr) another blogger's effort to create One Night Stand, an erotic film made from a non-heterosexual, non-male perspective. Says [Moi]: “I am awaiting its release impatiently …on DVD because it certainly won't be programmed at Madiana (multiplex right next door).”

Kenya: Law Gender & Land

  12 May 2006

kati ya wanawake writes about Patricia Kameri-Mbote who recently spoke on law gender and land in Kenya…She sees Ms Kameri-Mbote as someone who could bring Kenya to a greater prosperity.

Sri Lanka: Peace, Women and ICT

  11 May 2006

ICT for Peacebuilding has a feature on women and ICT. “ICT4Peace needs to embrace this rich texture of gender dynamics in the development of cutting-edge ICT solutions for strengthening peace processes.”

Puerto Rico: Young novelist and domestic violence

  11 May 2006

Tinta Digital attends a conference (ES) entitled “Domestic violence in modern communications media” at the University of Puerto Rico where one of the speakers is 19 year-old Ada Alvarez, Puerto Rico's youngest ever novelist, author of Lo que no dije (What isn't said). Alvarez also maintains a blog (ES) by...

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