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A false analysis of Islam and feminism by Muslims and Non-Muslims

April 30, 2012

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By Hamzah Saif, April 29, 2012 “Gender is not the study of what is evident, it is an analysis of how what is evident came to be,” said Maya Mikdashi at her recent 10-point reminder on studying gender in the Middle East. Unfortunately, an influential strand of observers remains steadfastly deaf to her admonition, peddling […]

To Foster Food Security Support Women’s Land Rights

April 30, 2012

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by Jessica PiekloApril 30, 2012 Millions of people across the world suffer from food insecurity, but a growing body of evidence is uncovering one way to address this problem: land rights. Take India, for example. A preliminary study of a land purchase program in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which provided beneficiaries with plots […]

Does attire define a woman?

April 30, 2012

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Rebika Laishram April 29, 2012 The Hindu All the northeast States have a very rich culture… a testimony to this is the Hornbill festival held annually in Nagaland. — File Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar In a land of salwar kameez and sarees, a young Mongoloid damsel walking around the streets in her shorts with a […]

THE UNTOLD STORY – Perils of Protest

April 30, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivistFrom cops flashing their private parts to bystanders taking advantage of the crowd and confusion to grope them, women protesters often go through hell on India’s rough streets. Sunday Times finds out shocking tales of sexual harassment, abuse and molestation Maitreyee Boruah , TOI, April 29, 2012 A31, Minoti Saikia has been to […]

Bishops Play Church Queens as Pawns

April 29, 2012

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By MAUREEN DOWDPublished: April 28, 2012 Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Washington – IT is an astonishing thing that historians will look back and puzzle over, that in the 21st century, American women were such hunted creatures. Even as Republicans try to wrestle women into chastity belts, the Vatican is trying to muzzle American […]

Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

April 28, 2012

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by David Badash on April 24, 2012 The Tennessee House last week voted 80-18 to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Last night, the Tennessee Senate passed by a 28-2 margin a companion version of the bill. The bill specifically includes all embryos “at any state of gestation in […]

Time for a second sexual revolution?

April 28, 2012

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Posted on 27 April 2012. Kate TownshendWVoN co-editor A new contraceptive that lasts for as long as ten years, is easily reversible and has almost no side effects might sound too good to be true. But a procedure that promises all of this and more may well be on the market in India within the […]