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· February, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2007

Arabisc: Egyptian Women a Cut Above the Rest

Prostitution, female circumcision and lesbianism aren't vices restricted to Egyptian woman, says Egyptian blogger Tamr Heneh, in an open letter to Egyptian talk show hostess Dr Hala Sarhan. According to...

Jordan: Are Women Worse Drivers?

The Black Iris is wondering whether Jordanian women are worse drivers. To take part in the debate, click here.

India: Feminism, marrying trees and rituals

A famous actress indulges in a little harmless piece of superstition that has some people in arms. Amardeep Singh explains. “Aishwarya Rai, who has been in the news lately because...

Hong Kong: Vagina Monologue

The local version of “Vagina Monologue” was on show in Hong Kong. The title has been translated into “VV silent talk”. Lian at inmediahk.net criticized that the local version still...

Bahrain: First Woman Commercial Pilot

Bahraini Maysaa Hazeem has been appointed as Bahrain's first female commercial pilot, reports Mahmood Al Yousif. He hopes this will be an inspiration for women who think sky is the...

Japan: birth-giving machines

Japan’s Health Minister Hakuo Yanagisawa recently called women “birth-giving machines” and got himself caught in trouble. More from Japan Probe

Iran:Iranian Female MP Supports the Bill to Reduce Female Student Numbers

Azarmehr writes that some Iranian MPs want to reduce female student numbers in universities.The blogger writes The percentage of female to male students for the university entrance exam is now...

India: Retired Husband

Heartcrossings on the retired husband syndrome. “The women had always been aware of the mental distance and the loss of emotional closeness with their husbands but it turns out the...

Sudan:The Chinese Are Coming And Losing AU Chair

This roundup's highlights are Sudan losing African Union Chair to Ghana and some thoughts on China's interests in Africa. Black Kush is relieved that Sudan's president Omar Hassan al-Bashir has...

Egypt: Police Attempt to Rape Woman

Arabist writer Issandr El Amrani links a story about the trial of two policemen charged with attempting to rape a woman.

Poland: More on Sex Scandal

Traveling Life writes of the sex scandal in Poland: “Four. That's how many women have now come forward accusing the leader of the neo-communist Self-Defense party, Andrzej Lepper, of pressuring...

China: statistics on love and sexual relation

Li yin he blogs the statistics on an online opinion poll on the difference between woman and man's attitudes towards love and sexual relation (zh). The data shows 37% of...

Arabisc: Action from Dubai and Kuwait's Shopping Malls

The whole world is a stage and it is more so at Dubai‘s City Centre, which is considered one of the largest malls in the Gulf. Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al...

India: Abused and Abuser

The wannabe Indian punkster has strong words for people who blamed the abused. “Because I don’t know if your thoughts stem from incomprehension or resolute denial, but it’s about time...

Barbados: Cell phone videos

Barbados Free Press raises the issue of the proliferation of pornographic cell phone videos featuring underage students and sparks of a lively comment thread.

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