Category Archives: Gender in Asia

I “just” wanted to point this out…

As students — many of whom will be scouring the job market for opportunities in the near future — we are often preoccupied with the written and spoken language that we use; not solely for the numerous research papers, essays … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl – Gendercide in India and China

The film, It’s A Girl (available now on Netflix watch instantly), casts a light on the way girls in India and China are discriminated against because of their sex. According to the film’s website, the UN estimates as many as … Continue reading

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Women’s Commission in Pakistan Gains Autonomous Status

Women’s groups within Pakistan have lobbied for years for the government to strengthen the Women’s Commission and give it autonomous status. On 2 February 2012, the Pakistan Senate unanimously approved the “National Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2012″ … Continue reading

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S. Korea court upholds military ban on gay behavior

The following is the newspaper content I quoted from the Yahoo! News. SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday upheld a military law banning homosexual behaviour, saying the need to maintain discipline takes precedence over individual sexual freedom. … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s anti-gay camp violates law, says minister

This article from the BBC details a the Malaysian Women’s Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s response to a camp that claims to “un-gay” young Muslim boys.  She maintains that characterizing these supposedly effeminate teenage boys as gay or transsexual, and then attempting to “correct” … Continue reading

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India’s Girl Gap

The 2011 census in India has brought attention to the continual gender gap in the country. The percentage of girls has rapidly dropped in the past two decades causing a social catastrophe throughout the region. Every since the arrival of … Continue reading

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Girl executed…for being RAPED!

http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/when-a-girl-is-executed-for-being-raped/  

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Granny Orphanages in Nepal

With the transition from extended families to nuclear families, elderly women have lost their support from their children.  Money, contraception, and education has changed the institution of the family.  Elderly women are showing up are orphanages that were traditionally for … Continue reading

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The Cybersex Industry in the Philippines

Girls who leave their families are being promised a paying job as a domestic worker or as a babysitter, but they end up being used as cybersex chat girls in the Philippines.  The Philippines is an established sex trade country, … Continue reading

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Some testimonies, historical photos, and other resources about comfort women

The following link goes to the e-Museum for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery. http://www.hermuseum.go.kr/eng/en_index.asp It provides some precious testimonies including late Hak-soon Kim’s historic confession in the year of 1991. It was the first confession for ‘coming out … Continue reading

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