· November, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2006

Lebanon: Sweet and Sour

  7 November 2006

Iraq, Palestine, Israel, and an alternative drink to the regular carbonated soda were topics discussed in the Lebanese blogs this week. The reconvening of the internal political discussion among rival Lebanese politicians in the form of “the consultations” was also the focus of many blogs. Before embarking on the tiresome...

Martinique: What's Wrong With Hair?

  4 November 2006

Displeased that more and more women are turning to complete eyebrow removal, Le Blog de [Moi] asks(Fr): “Do modern societies have a problem with body hair?” She then notes the ever increasing popularity of body hair removal dating back to the 1990's.

India: Testimonies on street harrasment

  4 November 2006

Blank Noise Project puts some testimonies together and calls out for more action against sexual harassment on the streets. “don’t expect anyone to think of me as their sister or mother, but to really look at women as citizens who have every right to be out on the streets, without...

Mexico: Oaxaca at a Standoff

  3 November 2006

Liz Henry adds to the immense amount of commentary and analysis on the continuing violence in Oaxaca by looking at the role women and female bloggers have taken in the movement. Colin Brayton disagrees with the translated verb conjugation of a Washington Post reference to Proceso's Jorge Carrasco. Ana Maria...

Cambodia: Life of a Karaoke Girl

  2 November 2006

Vutha describes the life of a girl working at a Karaoke bar in Cambodia. Koraoke bars are a common sight across South East Asia and East Asia and they usually employ young girls as hostess to provide company to the mostly male clientele.

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