Monthly Archives: March 2013

Amina Tyler, Topless Tunisian FEMEN Activist, Sparks Massive Controversy

In this article, Eline Gordits discussing how 19 year old Amina Tyler has created widespread controversy in her home country of Tunisia by posting topless pictures on Facebook. The photos were part of a  topless campaign by FEMEN and showed … Continue reading

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Peng Liyuan Tiananmen Photo Shows China’s First Lady Singing For Troops After 1989 Crackdown

https://blog.ecu.edu/sites/genderpoliticsculture/wp-admin/post-new.php This Huffington Post blog caught my attention less for the implications of Communism and more for the practicing of gender in the political sphere. First lady of China, Peng Liyuan Tiananmen, who is often compared to First Lady Michelle … Continue reading

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‘States’ Rights’ Is Also Code for Keeping Women Down

Doris Weatherfield, an historian, writes that state’s rights have long been used as a code for racism, and now they are being used to deny women reproductive rights like health care and privacy concerns. They are also at the front … Continue reading

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New Book on Women and Islam

The book Paradise Beneath her Feet argues that the divisions today are within Islam, not between secularists and religious citizens. Our class saw this firsthand.

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Obama Gives Secret Service It’s 1st Female Director

https://sn2prd0106.outlook.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=NzvqRh7o5kKwB8ZF5yuup7izyL_h_s8ITf8srA3Wwml8eRioJtBQEHy8I3IuouPjLYZBC7HnIuE.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fus.lrd.yahoo.com%2f%3b_ylc%3dX1MDMjE0Mzc5NzU2OQRhbgNvcGVuTGluawRjaANlbWFpbARjbQMyMTQ1ODkyMzAxIyNtYWlsX2NiIyNhIyN1cyMjZW4tVVMjI2UxZTI1OTk1LWU1OTMtMzU1OS1iM2MzLTA0ZTdhNzIyYmU5NyMjbWl0X3NoYXJlIyNtYWlsIyMEZXQDbXRmBGdkA21vb3JldDk4QHN0dWRlbnRzLmVjdS5lZHUEcGxhdGZvcm0DWUhPTy1VTlAEdHADZW1haWxUb0ZyaWVuZFRlbXBsYXRlLmh0bWwEdHMDMjAxMzAzMjc-%3f904039975245715600%2fSIG%3d130qcjdbs%2f**http%253A%252F%252Fnews.yahoo.com%252Fobama-gives-secret-1st-female-director-200139194–politics.html I thought that this article was important and intesting to gender studies. It relates back to the article that  we read in the “Feminist Reader” regarding women’s inability to be involved in politics in countries such as Egypt. This is a significant … Continue reading

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Facebook Profile Pictures Go Red In Support Of Gay Marriage Rights

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/26/facebook-profile-pictures-red-gay-marriage_n_2957968.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ir=Gay%20Voices In support of equality and gay marriage, make sure your voice is heard with this red human rights logo. Power to ALL People. -Marissa

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Prop 8 and DOMA Before the Supreme Court As Marriage Equality Gains Momentum

At the moment only 9 states have legalized same sex marriage. Despite this polls show that a majority of American are in fact in favor of equality regarding marriage rights. Now two bits of legislations regarding marriage equality are heading … Continue reading

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Play “Half The Sky” on Facebook

In the article below, The New York Times reveals the launching of a new game promoted by Facebook that brings the book Half the Sky to virtual life in an attempt to expose the atrocities and challenges facing women around the … Continue reading

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An Immigrant Woman Could be your Boss

An Immigrant Woman Could be your Boss Here is an article in the Huffington Post, by a blogger who interviewed me about immigrant women entrepreneurs. I have published 2 reports on this growing phenomenon with the Immigration Policy Center, and … Continue reading

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Isreali Gay Rights

http://www.thetower.org/article/for-israeli-gays-its-not-about-the-ring/   This article discusses how the largest concern for the LGBT movement in Israel is not marriage, but surrogacy. Currently, many couples wanting children have to adopt from outside the country or use a foreign surrogate. It has been legal for straight couples … Continue reading

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