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Film study: Men talk and women show skin

April 23, 2011


By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY When it comes to movie roles, women tend to be seen and not heard. An analysis of the 100 top-grossing movies of 2008 shows that men had 67% of the speaking roles; women had about half that, 33%. Men also were far more likely to work behind the camera. For […]

Pardoning woman for killing her daughter’s rapist is fine with me

April 20, 2011


Pardoning woman for killing her daughter’s rapist is fine with me Posted by Sarah Cheverton on April 19, 2011 · Leave a Comment Sarah ChevertonWVoN co-editor In 1998, Mari Carmen Garcia discovered that her 13 year old daughter, Veronica, had been raped by a neighbour, Antonio Cosme Velasco, a man in his sixties. Velasco was […]

Men in heels march for anti-rape message

April 12, 2011


METRO REPORTER – 11th April, 2011Men in Alaska slipped into heels and marched a mile in them to raise awareness against sexual assault. Heeling power: Col Keith Mallard, head of Alaska State Troopers, models his red high heel shoes before the march (Picture: AP) The fourth annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event on […]

Why more and more women are using pornography

April 11, 2011


Increasing numbers of women admit to being hooked on internet porn. Why is this happening, and where are they finding help? Tanith Carey, Thursday 7 April 2011 21.00 BST A study found that 17% of women describe themselves as ‘addicted’ to online porn. Photograph: Alamy It was an ordinary weekday morning when Caroline first […]

Women Debunk Ancient Myth and Step Into Mining Industry in Mexico | Global Press Institute

April 10, 2011


Once barred from mines by an ancient myth, women here make up an increasing percentage of the mining industry’s labor force as they try to support their families and fill in for men who have migrated north. The women of Mexico’s mines say they are convinced they can transform one of Mexico’s leading Cristina […]

Women cashiers face uncertainty

April 4, 2011


By FATIMA SIDIYA | ARAB NEWS Published: Apr 3, 2011 01:33 Updated: Apr 3, 2011 01:33 JEDDAH: The few women in Jeddah working as cashiers are still doing so, but they fear that government ambivalence to the idea of women working in the service industry won’t protect them from being fired without notice due to […]