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· February, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2007

Russia: Women

Copydude writes on “why Russian women don’t marry Russian men.”

Ukraine: Corruption

Ukrainian journalist Yuri Zushchik spent this Valentine's Day in the company of his wife and her close friend, Sveta, who is dating a “mid-level employee” of the National Bank of...

China: Sexologist shuts up

Renowned Chinese sociologist Li Yinhe announced last week that she had been told in no uncertain terms, by people whose identity she declined to identify, to shut up. A longtime...

Bahrain: Qaradawi's Advice to Women.

Islamic clergyman Yousif Al Qaradawi is urging women to refrain from masterbating in this link provided by Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.

Japan: cross dressing

Ampontan blogs about the tradition of cross-dressing show business in japan.

Egypt: The Rehymenisation Fatwa

The merits of rehymenisation (yes! you read it right: restoring the hymen in females) are being discussed by Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey here.

Haiti, India: The Perils of Having Girls

India-based Haitian blogger NatifNatal writes (Fr): ”For certain families in rural parts of India, doom can hit in many ways: natural disasters, financial difficulty or simply the birth of a...

South Korea: artificial beauty

Michael Hurt from Scribblings of the Metropolitician maps the changing notion of beauty with the development of plastic surgery in South Korea.

China and Hong Kong: Ai Xiao-ming

An interview with mainland China independent film maker Ai Xiao-ming on the Vagina Monologue at

Valentine Special: Is Love in the Air in the Middle East?

If a picture says a thousand words, this is the image Cece, who is based between Bahrain and Kuwait, has posted to sum up how she feels about Valentine's Day....

Saudi Arabia: Muslim Swimsuit?

Saudi blogger Khloud tells us about an Islamic swimsuit developed in Australia for Muslim life guards.

Caught On Camera: Human Rights Video on GV

It has been a bumper few weeks on GV for human rights video, so let's get straight into it… Bandh of brothers… [via Neha] This footage, filmed by Dinesh Wagle,...

South Korea: Selective Abortions

Asiapages discusses about the practice of selective abortions in favor of male babies in South Korea.

South Korea: Android to Get Plastic Surgery

Matt comments on the news “Android to Get Plastic Surgery”, relating the plastic surgery culture to the suicide of an actress Jeong Da-bin.

Kuwait: Men Scared of Strong Women

Kuwaiti blogger Desert Girl tells us how men are afraid of her because of her strong personality, her sense of loss at the death of Anna Nicole Smith and her...

India: Conservativeness and Kerala

Dog's Own Country on conservativeness and Kerala. “The picture the media in Kerala, which I guess reflects the mentality of the people and what they like to read, gave any...

Nepal: On anon blogging

Nepali Voices on anonymity in the Nepali blogosphere. “For SNS, anonymity provides sincerity. When Zade began blogging, she was afraid of revealing identity in the internet because she was a...

Martinique: Babe in Total Control of Herself

Le Blog de [Moi] writes (Fr): “If being a witch is being a woman who is able to say ‘no’ but also to say ‘yes’ sometimes … than yes I...

Iran:New Dress Code Restrictions for Female Students


Pakistan: Ulema and Family Planning

Metroblogging Islamabad on a seminar on Ulema's views on family planning. “The research showed that many Ulema did not support family planning as it meant to them limiting the number...

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