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‘The Second Sexism’ – discrimination against males

May 22, 2012

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Rebecca Davis22 May 2012 Philosopher David Benatar is a victim twice over. For starters, he is a man – and the thesis of his latest book, The Second Sexism, is that males are subjected to “many and quite serious forms of sex discrimination”. Secondly, there’s the fact that he says his book keeps being wilfully […]

The oldest discrimination in the world

May 9, 2012

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Analysis by Ann Cahill, Europe Correspondent Tuesday, May 08, 2012 THERE is little new about gendercide, other than the 21st century ability to provide a scientific-sounding label, and modern technology’s ability to replace routine killings of baby girls with gender-specific abortions. Generally, this crime is held at a safe distance from our consciousness, pigeon-holed in […]

A Chinese High School Has Banned ‘Young Love’

April 6, 2012

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Stan Abrams, China Hearsay | Apr. 5, 2012 AP Photo/EyePress)Waltz class has been canceled And now for something completely different — just because I can. Hard to resist this story about a draconian set of rules at a high school in Hangzhou whose administration seems obsessed with public displays of affection. You have to read the […]

Time to lay responsibility at the rapist’s door

March 27, 2012

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A government campaign that shifts the focus of rape prevention from ‘vulnerable’ young women on to the perpetrators is welcome Carlene Firminguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 27 March 2012 A young woman holds a placard at a ‘slut walk’ demonstration. A new government campaign wants those who commit sexual violence to be challenged to recognise it as such. […]

Is Anorexia A Female Disease? Think Again.

March 1, 2012

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Posted by Nicoletta Richardson02/29/2012 What do Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, Billy Bob Thorton and Elvis Presley have in common? They have all suffered from eating disorders. While eating disorders in females are often identified, male celebrities are not publicized as much but they too have fallen victim to the same disease. In 2008, a student […]

Gender and the tyranny of the ‘normal’

February 24, 2012

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Sensationalist news stories about gender dysphoria only serve to isolate sufferers of this condition Philippa Perryguardian.co.uk, Thursday 23 February 2012 A still from the film Ma Vie en Rose, which tells the story of Ludovic, a small boy who dresses like a girl. Photograph: Blue Light In the past, the major difficulty with gender identity […]

Global Gender Imbalance Poses Critical Problems for Women

February 22, 2012

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By Charundi Panagoda A group of Chinese boys plays in the mud. By 2013, one in 10 Chinese men of marriageable age will lack a female counterpart. Credit:Jimmiehomeschoolmom/CC BY 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb 21, 2012 (IPS) – In 2005, there were 163 million more men in Asia, more than the entire female population of the United […]

For men and boys, a silver lining amid sex abuse scandals

January 30, 2012

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By Jessica Ravitz, CNNJanuary 30, 2012 Groups that help male sex abuse victims have seen Web traffic and hotline calls increase since the Sandusky scandal broke (CNN) — Advocates and therapists for survivors of male sex abuse say the recent scandals at Penn State and elsewhere may help men who were abused as children, and […]

For men and boys, a silver lining amid sex abuse scandals

January 30, 2012

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By Jessica Ravitz, CNNJanuary 30, 2012 Groups that help male sex abuse victims have seen Web traffic and hotline calls increase since the Sandusky scandal broke (CNN) — Advocates and therapists for survivors of male sex abuse say the recent scandals at Penn State and elsewhere may help men who were abused as children, and […]

Baby Boys’ Late Language Skills Linked to Testosterone

January 26, 2012

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Jan 25, 2012 | 7:03 PM ET | Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor CREDIT: Leolintang | Dreamstime Exposure to high levels of testosterone before birth may increase the risk of delays in language development for boys, a new study from Australia suggests. The findings suggest one reason why boys are more susceptible than girls to language […]

Gender equity: Doing the math

January 24, 2012

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As boys and girls become more equal in math skills, everyone benefits. By Rosalind Barnett and Caryl RiversJanuary 24, 2012 Teacher Maria Duarte goes over fractions and division with her fourth grade math class at Los Angeles Elementary School. (Los Angeles Times / June 17, 2011) Do boys lose out when girls start to do […]

New Legos aimed at girls raise questions about gender and play

January 19, 2012

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Thu, Jan. 19, 2012By CHRIS O’BRIENSan Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — The week before Christmas I found myself staring at the half-empty shelves in the Lego section of the toy store trying to select an appropriate kit for my 6-year-old daughter. If you know Legos, then you know the difficulty of that quest. […]

Gaps between boys and girls in developing world widen as they get older – UN report

September 14, 2011

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13 September 2011 – A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights significant gaps in areas such as education and health, mostly favouring males, as boys and girls in developing countries grow older. “While there is little difference between boys and girls in early childhood with respect to nutrition, health, education and […]

Gaps between boys and girls in developing world widen as they get older – UN report

September 14, 2011

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13 September 2011 – A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights significant gaps in areas such as education and health, mostly favouring males, as boys and girls in developing countries grow older. “While there is little difference between boys and girls in early childhood with respect to nutrition, health, education and […]

GCSE results: Gender gap widens in record-breaking year

August 25, 2011

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25 August 2011 Girls have increased their lead over boys in top-grade in GCSEs, in another record-breaking year of results.The performance gap between boys and girls has now reached its the widest ever – 6.7 percentage points – at the top grades of A* and A. More exam entries overall were given the A and […]

GCSE results: Gender gap widens in record-breaking year

August 25, 2011

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25 August 2011 Girls have increased their lead over boys in top-grade in GCSEs, in another record-breaking year of results.The performance gap between boys and girls has now reached its the widest ever – 6.7 percentage points – at the top grades of A* and A. More exam entries overall were given the A and […]

Middle school boys admit to sex attack

July 27, 2011

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Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff WriterWednesday, July 27, 2011 REDWOOD CITY — Three boys have admitted to sex-related crimes in connection with the assault of two 12-year-old girls during a Redwood City school field trip, a San Mateo County prosecutor said Tuesday. Two boys, ages 13 and 14, admitted to lewd and lascivious conduct and […]

Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality

July 26, 2011

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Vignettes from Asia and Africa (2011) Author: ICOMP, UNFPANo. of pages: 108Publication date: 2011Publisher: ICOMP, UNFPAISBN: 978-983-3017-09-6 This report generates specific, detailed lessons for successful implementation of initiatives that engage men and boys in advancing gender equality and reproductive health. Four case studies from Bangladesh, Philippines, Cambodia and Uganda are presented followed by lessons learnt […]

Missing: 163 Million Women

July 7, 2011

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Flickr/tochis Ever wonder what happens when societies favor boys over girls? By Mara Hvistendahl | Tue Jul. 5, 2011 3:00 AM PDT Editors’ note: Science magazine correspondent Mara Hvistendahl was a college student in China when she first saw an elementary school classroom where boys seriously outnumbered girls. Returning to China as a journalist several […]

Sons and daughters

May 5, 2011

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Apr 4th 2011, 14:23 by The Economist online Where have India’s baby girls gone? NEW data from the 2011 Indian census show that there are now 914 girls aged 0-6 years old for every 1,000 boys of the same age, or 75.8m girls and 82.9m boys. A cultural preference for sons and the increasing availability […]