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What Are the Roots of Gender Inequality? Women’s Rights, Race and Reproduction

June 2, 2012


Released: 6/1/2012 Newswise — Throughout history, women have faced intense discrimination—from a lack of legal rights and very little independence from their husbands, to being thought to have inferior brains. In many societies, women have long been viewed as less than fully human. American society has come a long way in recognizing and protecting women’s […]

Does attire define a woman?

April 30, 2012


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 […]

Female British Muslims are at last finding their voice

April 28, 2012


A new generation of fearless Muslim women are actively starting to challenge inequalities that have faced them for generations Sara Khan, Saturday 28 April 2012 ‘It is heartening to see a proliferation in Muslim women’s networks and forums right across the UK.’ Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Anyone who has worked in British […]

Gender identity and children who struggle with it

April 23, 2012


By Janice D’ArcyPosted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012 Gender nonconformity is a new term for many of us, but for some families it’s an issue that has gone unrecognized for too long. Increasingly, more families with children who struggle with gender are speaking out and asking for more rights and more inclusion. One high-profile story […]

On the front lines of sexual violence fight

March 30, 2012


Women’s Center speaker a leader in efforts to combat assault using new media, technology Nancy Schwartzman, keynote speaker at the 32nd annual Women’s Center banquet Wednesday, made the 2009 documentary “The Line,” which chronicles her experiences after being raped in Israel. She also helped develop a “Circle of 6” app that helps women connect quickly […]

When beauty is rendered as a tool to assert and/or negotiate spaces.

March 11, 2012


Reblogged from kractivist by Minakshee Rode In a place like Pune University, whenever I look around, particularly, at the post graduate students studying English Literature, Caste and gender studies, one question always bothers me: what do we expect our mind-sets to be? Students are learning just rhetoric and politically correct language specifically in terms of caste. […]

Kids show cultural gender bias

February 10, 2012


February 9th, 2012 in Other Sciences / Social Sciences ( — Talk about gender confusion! A recent study by University of Alberta researchers Elena Nicoladis and Cassandra Foursha-Stevenson in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology into whether speaking French influenced how children assigned gender to objects yielded some interesting observations. Nicoladis and Foursha-Stevenson found some differences […]