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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 […]

The third gender’s right to dignity

June 1, 2012


May 31, 2012 By recognising the rights of the transgender community, the state is not doling out largesse; it is only performing its duty under the Constitution They came beautifully dressed, some a tad brightly, but all beautifully and proudly, there was much chatter, and a lot of sisterhood. It was the public hearing of […]

What PRENDA Would Mean to Women

May 29, 2012


Miriam Yeung, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas and Eleanor Hinton HoyttPosted: 05/29/2012 On Wednesday, May 30, the United States House of Representatives will consider the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.” Known as “PRENDA,” the latest version of the bill (there have been at least three) would ban abortions performed on the basis of sex. If this bill becomes law, a […]

A Penis and a Dress: Why the Gender Binary Needs to Go Away

May 23, 2012


Allison HopePR specialist and journalist Posted: 05/22/2012 If your genitalia don’t match the gender you most identify with, the American Psychiatric Association slaps you with the weighted label “gender identity disorder.” There’s current dialogue around changing the label to “gender incongruence,” but it still boils down to the same ignorance: Society is placing judgment on […]

The Second Sexism is just victim-envy

May 17, 2012


It is perfectly possible to understand that many men are suffering at the moment without blaming it on feminism Suzanne Moore, Wednesday 16 May 2012 Simone de Beauvoir, author of The Second Sex, would be twisting in her chignon. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Are men the new women? Are they having a harder time […]

The oldest discrimination in the world

May 9, 2012


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 […]

Here is the news – read by a young, attractive female (again)

May 7, 2012


 Full study at Newsreaders as eye candy: the hidden agenda of public service broadcasting Posted on 07 May 2012 Jackie GregoryWVoN co-editor Turn on the TV news in Britain or the USA and it is likely to be the same story; a distinguished, grey-haired experienced male broadcaster sitting beside a younger and pulchritudinous female presenter. […]