· October, 2013

Stories about Women & Gender from October, 2013

French MP Heckles Female Colleague by Clucking in Parliament

  11 October 2013

French MP Philippe Le Ray came under fire with accusation of sexism because he was heckling a fellow colleague, Veronique Massonneau, during her speech at the national assembly. Below is the video of the incident [fr]: Cackling is often used as a derogatory term for women chatter in France. This...

‘Chola Power': Peruvian Superhero or Sex Symbol?

  10 October 2013

‘Chola Power’ is Peru's “first and only female Superhero”, as Gareth Hunter writes for Peru This Week. Hunter argues that although scantly dressed, “with long shiny black hair, large dark eyes and green loincloth”, Peru's female superhero “doesn't seem to be an offensive female character”: Although attractive, she has a...

Saudi Women Driving – “A Western Demand”

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran shares this tweet by a female member of the Saudi ruling family, ridiculing the call to lift the ban on women driving: London-based Saudi princess ridicules the calls to lift the ban on women driving, calls it a Western demand pic.twitter.com/XYqfyi4kIs — Ahmed Al Omran...

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