· February, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2008

Bahrain: Ouch!

  15 February 2008

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif writes about a bizarre medical case here. You will have carefully examine the X-rays to believe your eyes. ***WARNING: Not for the faint of heart.

Japan: Sex and Marriage

  15 February 2008

Ping mag has an interview with Sumie Kawakami, who has spent two years interviewing Japanese women on issues related with sex and marriage.

Kuwait: Anti-Segregation Rally

  14 February 2008

Eshda3wa from Kuwait attended an anti-segregation rally.” I went with 7alawa my friend, she expected some kind of 70's riot, hell no we wont go kind of thing, and she kept chanting Integration not segregation the whole way there!” she writes.

India: Daughters and Insurance

  14 February 2008

A certain advertisement aired in India – that seems to sell insurance by communicating that daughters are a burden, isn't winning this author's heart at Sepia Mutiny.

India: Widows on Valentine's

  14 February 2008

An apt post for Valentine's Day, The Rational Fool on the plight of Indian widows and the religious sanction that allows society to ostracize them.

Iran:Parvin Ardalan Receives 2007 Olof Palme Prize

  14 February 2008

According to Change4equality,Parvin Ardalan, one of the founding members of the One Million Signatures Campaign, and a longtime women’s rights activist in Iran has been awarded, the Olof Palme Prize for 2007, in honor of her achievements and activism designed to achieve equal rights for women. Kosoof has published one...

Iran:No beautiful faces please

  14 February 2008

Kamangir writes when Iranian Fars News wanted to publish pictures from a meeting in a film festival in Tehran, they had no othere choice than to focus on the name-tags and blur out the ladies.You can see several photos here.We should say that Fars News in another photo collection did...

Saudi Arabia: Businesswoman Arrested

  13 February 2008

THE arrest of a Saudi businesswomen by a religious policeman in Riyadh for having coffee with a male colleague who was not related to her, has brought up the eternal question of whether or not Saudi Arabia wants to join the rest of the world in modernity or remain frozen...

Egypt: On Abortion

  13 February 2008

“my friend, who is very liberal & believes so much in individual personal rights believes that abortion should be rightfull,” writes FreeSoul from Egypt.

Hong Kong: Apologize for What?

  13 February 2008

One of the victim of the sex photo scandal Gillian Chung finally broke her silence. In her statement she claimed that she was too innocent and she apologized for causing the social damage. Cow wondered what she apologized for. The blogger felt that such gesture implied a victory of conservative...

Bahrain: For sale?

  13 February 2008

In this post we look at some of things that Bahraini bloggers have been saying during the last month. We start with a complaint about the privatisation of utilities in Bahrain, followed by an opinion about changes at the Ministry of Information, and another about the role bloggers can play...

Hindi: Water, dowry, the stock market and others

  12 February 2008

Global Warming is something thats affecting us all. But even in this regard there are different camps. Some believe that its a very important concern and something should be done about it while some believe that its not as big or critical concern as is made out of it and...