Category Archives: Tradition

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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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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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

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Father Beheads Daughter’s Rapist

http://thestir.cafemom.com/teen/118256/father_beheads_daughters_rapist_hero

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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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Maternal Health in the World

Aljazeera has created a special series about maternal health in the world.  The website has videos with detailed stories about maternal health issues around the world.  It has detailed facts about the social problem.  The social facts state that maternal … Continue reading

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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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(a must read) Equality for Women A Distant Goal in the World

This is a must read. We’ve been reading a lot about the Gender inequalities taking place around the world. This piece touches on this struggle by taking us a step deeper into the conflict; steps toward resolution. Women and men … Continue reading

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