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“Hysteria” Shows The War on Women Is Nothing New

May 28, 2012


by Julie M. RodriguezMay 27, 2012 Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy “Hysteria” is deeper than it appears on the surface. The film uses the real and little-known history of the vibrator and hysteria in Victorian England as a backdrop for the fictional story of an ambitious young doctor, Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) and Charlotte Dalrymple […]

Sext Up Kids (VIDEO)

April 23, 2012


by Annie Urban April 22, 2012 At Care2, we’ve written numerous times about the increased sexualization of children and teenagers. From Toddlers and Tiaras to crotchless thongs for girls to teens texting pornographic images, our children are being sexualized and exposed to sexual imagery and situations an earlier ages and in a more intensified fashion […]

Q&A with Hanan Abdalla, director of a new film that explores the lives of Egyptian women since the Arab Spring

April 11, 2012


Posted on April 9 2012 This week, “In the Shadow of a Man”, a film commissioned by UN Women, is taking the compelling stories of four Egyptian women to the Istanbul Film Festival, as part of a string of international screenings. The documentary premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and will […]

Saving Face: A Conversation with Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

March 17, 2012


Janis Mackey Frayer, South Asia Bureau Chief | CTV News | Thursday Mar. 8, 2012 Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accepts the Oscar for best documentary short for ‘Saving Face’ during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) In 2009, I watched Saira Liaqat in the doorway of the tiny house in […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Reflects on Oscar Win and What it Means for Pakistan

February 29, 2012


By Sadia Ashraf, February 29, 2012 / followed by  “Pakistan’s First Oscar Win Explores Efforts to End Acid Violence in Pakistan” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar Academy Award win for Pakistan last Sunday, a first for the country, is a bittersweet victory. While the country rejoices in the worldwide recognition of an Oscar for Saving Face as […]

Two SIdes of the Moon, by David L. Gould

February 28, 2012


Reblogged from Honour Based Violence Awareness Network David Gould Director and Producer of documentary film Two Sides of the Moon. Over four years ago, the former Deputy Director of the University of Iowa’s Center for Human Rights, Chivy Sok invited me for coffee. Over the course of our conversation, Chivy challenged me to produce a […]

Madonna acts just like a serious male artist would – and people hate her for it

February 6, 2012


As her new film reminds us, Madonna is as unapologetic as ever – and it’s doing wonders for the collective female psyche Naomi Wolf, Monday 6 February 2012 Madonna, a picture of military-industrial western masculinity. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images If you really want to watch vitriol flow on a monumental scale, be Madonna […]