Category Archives: Religion

A Girl Like Me

Teenage filmmaker Kiri Davis created a short film about race and young women in America. She recreated the “doll test” that was used by Dr. Kenneth Clark to settle Brown vs. Board of Education. She documents the result in her … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Brotherhood Blasts UN Women’s Document

Sarah El Deeb’s article discusses the opposition that a UN Women’s document has received from the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt. The group has opposed this document because of clauses within it that they consider incompatible with the tenants of Islam. … 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

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Awaiting update on Adel Imam Case

Adel Imam, actor in the film version of The Yacoubian Building, and countless other films failed to show up in court for his appeal on his contempt for religion charge.  The case is adjourned until April:  http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/749431 .

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“Amreeka” Film Showing 4.18.2011

On Monday, April 18, 2011 the Ethnic Studies Program hosted a film showing of the film Amreeka. Amreeka is the story of an immigrant family’s journey to the US and their introduction to American culture. It also a continuation of … 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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Contraceptive Use Among Religious Women

This fascinating little article addresses a new study published by the Guttmacher Institute on contraceptive use amongst religious women.  The Guttmacher study found that there is little to no difference among contraceptive practices between religious and non-religious women.  The article … Continue reading

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Women Fight Veiling Ban in France

Women Fight Veiling Ban

Posted in Activism, civil liberties, Culture, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender mainstreaming, Human rights, Legislation, Political participation, Religion, Tradition | 6 Comments

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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Same Sex Marriage Protests in Australia

During the Sydney gay and lesbian Mardi Gras, the majority of the floats protested with signs demanding for same sex marriages to be legalized.  Religious leaders have been against same sex marriages because marriage is a sacred union between a … Continue reading

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