Category Archives: Patriarchy

Glorifying Busy

“Students wrote about them as if they were embarking on a fruitful challenge: maxing out the total credits they could take, being involved in every club, not sleeping. They would reap the rewards of A’s today and impressive resumes later, … Continue reading

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Mona el-Tahawy and Leila Ahmed discuss FP “Why do they hate us” piece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9Z0DB2XOoHc

Posted in Activism, civil liberties, Dictatorships, Female genital cutting, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in the Middle East, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Patriarchy, Political participation, Religion, Women | 20 Comments

Mona el-Tahawy on Lack of Women’s Progress and the Firestorm that followed

Here is an article that appeared in Foreign Policy, which sent Twitter, FB, and all forms of social media buzzing:  http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/23/why_do_they_hate_us?page=0,0 discussing “the real war on women.” For an example of a response, see http://neocolonialthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/a-response-to-mona-el-tahawy/

Posted in Activism, civil liberties, Dictatorships, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in Africa, Gender in the Middle East, Gender-based violence, Patriarchy, Political participation, Sexual assault, Women | 2 Comments

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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Pregnant Woman Jailed for Attempting Suicide

I’m beginning to think that I need to post more light-hearted and uplifting articles on this blog!  But, continuing in my (depressing) habits, here is an article about a pregnant Illinois woman who attempted suicide after her boyfriend and business … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of women, Gender in the U.S., Human rights, Legislation, Patriarchy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Gender inequality in African American Intellectual Society (pdf attached)

Anna Julia Cooper Public Intellectuals In this article, Carolyn M Cusick discusses the role of public intellectuals in society. Especially that of Anna Julia Cooper, a young woman born into slavery and recently appointed as teacher at the renowned M … Continue reading

Posted in civil liberties, Culture, Gender Equality, Gender in the U.S., Gender mainstreaming, Patriarchy | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Girl executed…for being RAPED!

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

Posted in civil liberties, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in Asia, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Patriarchy, Religion, Sexual assault, Tradition | 1 Comment

Street Harassment Plagues Women the World Over

This BBC article succinctly sums up the issue of street harassment, a type of harassment that can involve cat-calling, groping, lewd comments, verbal threats/coercion, and may escalate into violence.  Every woman I know, including yours truly, has endured frequent street … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Culture, Freedom of women, Gender in Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Gender in Latin America, Gender in the Middle East, Gender in the U.S., Gender-based violence, Patriarchy | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

More on Gaddafi’s Virgin Bodyguards

http://www.zimbio.com/Muammar+Qadaffi/articles/Cud-KZGU6DN/AMAZONS+Five+Gaddafi+lipsticked+virgins+Bodyguards

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Gadhafis Last Hope?

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/23/moammar-40-lipsticked-virgins-gadhafis-best-bet-for-survival/?icid=maing|main5|dl2|sec1_lnk1|51358

Posted in Dictatorships, Freedom of women, Gender in the Middle East, Patriarchy, Women in Militaries | 3 Comments