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Conceptualizing Gender (6)

June 1, 2012

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Karen Horney’s Womb Envy by Azadeh Azad31-May-2012 The Womb Envy Freud’s description of women as genitally defective and morally inferior to men, his concept of “penis envy” and his Oedipus complex that gave the highest position to the father, have been criticized by countless feminist writers. They have maintained that theories and methodologies of the […]

Conceptualizing Gender (4)

May 21, 2012

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Freud’s fear of castration and penis envy by Azadeh Azad19-May-2012 4. Psychoanalytic theories Freud Freud made the first lasting endeavor to give a scientific explanation of gender in psychoanalysis, the discipline he founded. He tampered with the seemingly natural matters of ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ by investigating into their components. He realized that gender and adult […]

Conceptualizing Gender (3)

May 9, 2012

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Body Practice and Gender Performance by Azadeh Azad09-May-2012 Part III Key words: Body practices, Gender performance and performativity, Hegemonic models of identity Bryan Turner’s Body Practice Bryan Turner, who has developed the sociology of the body (1), examines bodies as “objects over which we labour: eating, sleeping, cleaning, dieting, exercising” (2). He puts forward the […]

A Toolkit for Journalists Reporting on Gender and Human Rights Issues

May 1, 2012

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Published on Mon, 2012-04-30 11:35 “Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues” seeks to help journalists and other content creators learn the basics of reporting on women’s and other human rights issues. This handbook was produced by Internews, an international non-profit organization devoted to “empower local media worldwide to give […]

We need a ‘beyond bars’ approach to jailing women followed by Vulnerable men in jail

May 1, 2012

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When women with children are sent to prison, who is being punished? Carlene Firminguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 April 2012 A cell at Bronzefield women’s prison, in Middlesex. Every year, 18,000 children see their mothers go to prison. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian I will never forget the first time I visited a women’s prison. I […]

The Gay and Transgender Wage Gap

April 18, 2012

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Many Workers Receive Less Pay Due to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Reva Iman, 42, a homeless transgender woman, at her provided home in Atlanta. Gay and transgender workers need comprehensive federal protections against discrimination in hiring, firing, and wages.SOURCE: AP/ Erik S. Lesser By Crosby Burns | April 16, 2012 Not all employees […]

Death by gender

April 12, 2012

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Patralekha Chatterjee Apr 12, 2012 A battered, bitten and burnt baby battled for her life in Bengaluru. Sounds like a crass tongue-twister but was a real life horror story which unfolded layer by layer over the past week. As I write, news has just come in: the battle is over. Three-month-old Afreen, who was struggling […]

The Nominees for the Best Performance of Gender Are…

February 22, 2012

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Posted: 02/21/2012 6:49 pmBy Jill Dolan The year celebrated by the 2011 Academy Awards was one of rigid political identities — the one percent vs. the 99 percent, the perennial Democrats vs. Republicans, the “people” vs. the leaders whose corruption brought about the Arab Spring. But in American movies, by contrast, it was a year […]

TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS IN THE EU: A GENDERED ISSUE

February 10, 2012

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TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS IN THE EU: A GENDERED ISSUE

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]

Israelis Facing a Seismic Rift Over Role of Women

January 15, 2012

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By ETHAN BRONNER and ISABEL KERSHNERPublished: January 14, 2012 Rina Castelnuovo for The New York TimesPeeking through a tear in a curtain separating the men and women at an ultra-Orthodox wedding in Jerusalem. Secular Israelis oppose such segregation. More Photos » JERUSALEM — In the three months since the Israeli Health Ministry awarded a prize […]

Dismantling Gender Stereotypes: The role of laws

January 14, 2012

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Source: AWID 13/01/2012 Gender stereotypes disadvantage women in many ways. A book by Rebecca J. Cook and Simone Cusack examines these stereotypes from a legal perspective and argues for a transnational legal approach to dismantling them. By Kathambi Kinoti Over the years, women have strived for and achieved the recognition and fulfillment of their human […]

Zoologger: Transgender fish perform reverse sex flip

January 9, 2012

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January 2012 by Chelsea Whyte Swims both ways (Image: Fred Bavendam/Minden Pictures/FLPA) Species: Cirrhitichthys falcoHabitat: Kuchino-Erabu Island in southern Japan, swapping sexes effortlessly When it comes to selecting mates, hawkfish keep their options open. The flamboyantly coloured reef dwellers start life as females but can transform into males after maturing. Many marine animals do this, […]

Violence Against Women Act needed now more than ever

January 5, 2012

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By Terri Poore, policy chair, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, – 01/04/12 11:25 AM ET On December 14th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the initial findings of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). The full 124-page report is available here. This large-scale, ongoing study is based on […]

Violence Against Women Act needed now more than ever

January 5, 2012

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By Terri Poore, policy chair, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, – 01/04/12 11:25 AM ET On December 14th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the initial findings of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). The full 124-page report is available here. This large-scale, ongoing study is based on […]

Porn made for women, by women

December 29, 2011

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Independent female directors are making pornographic films aimed at women. Catalina May finds out what makes them so different Catalina May guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 22 March 2011 Anna Arrowsmith (aka Anna Span) has been a porn director for 12 years. This made her recent campaign as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Gravesham rather controversial. “Not my […]

French schoolbook ignites gender debate

September 7, 2011

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The Irish Times – Wednesday, September 7, 2011 RUADHÁN Mac CORMAIC in Paris ‘ONE IS not born a woman, one becomes one,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in 1949. More than 60 years later, the inclusion of a similar claim in France’s primary school textbooks has deputies in Nicolas Sarkozy’s party up in arms. With French […]

French schoolbook ignites gender debate

September 7, 2011

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The Irish Times – Wednesday, September 7, 2011 RUADHÁN Mac CORMAIC in Paris ‘ONE IS not born a woman, one becomes one,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in 1949. More than 60 years later, the inclusion of a similar claim in France’s primary school textbooks has deputies in Nicolas Sarkozy’s party up in arms. With French […]

Transgender in Maine: One family’s effort to educate the public and help their daughter

September 3, 2011

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By Judy Harrison, BDN StaffPosted Sept. 02, 2011, at 11:25 a.m. Editor’s Note: A transgender child and her parents, who have sued the Orono School District, sat down recently for an interview with the Bangor Daily News. The family asked that only first names be used and the town where the girl lives and the […]

Transgender in Maine: One family’s effort to educate the public and help their daughter

September 3, 2011

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By Judy Harrison, BDN StaffPosted Sept. 02, 2011, at 11:25 a.m. Editor’s Note: A transgender child and her parents, who have sued the Orono School District, sat down recently for an interview with the Bangor Daily News. The family asked that only first names be used and the town where the girl lives and the […]

Gender Watch: Circumstance’s Love Under Assault; Sisters in Hollywood

August 23, 2011

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Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance dramatic audience award-winner Circumstance will hit theaters this weekend via Roadside Attractions and Participant. It’s one of those movies where the story of getting it made is as compelling as the film itself. The lesbian romance deals with Iran’s underground youth culture, teenage girls who adore loud music and each other, and […]

Gender Watch: Circumstance’s Love Under Assault; Sisters in Hollywood

August 23, 2011

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Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance dramatic audience award-winner Circumstance will hit theaters this weekend via Roadside Attractions and Participant. It’s one of those movies where the story of getting it made is as compelling as the film itself. The lesbian romance deals with Iran’s underground youth culture, teenage girls who adore loud music and each other, and […]

U.S. Controversy Emerges Over Gender Identity Laws

August 20, 2011

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By Elizabeth Whitman UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19, 2011 (IPS) – Legislation incorporating gender identity protection has ignited debate among activists for gay and lesbian rights, with some arguing that the legislation actually endangers women and threatens their physical safety, while others contend that gender identity protection is key to obtaining equality for the LGBT community.“The […]

U.S. Controversy Emerges Over Gender Identity Laws

August 20, 2011

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By Elizabeth Whitman UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19, 2011 (IPS) – Legislation incorporating gender identity protection has ignited debate among activists for gay and lesbian rights, with some arguing that the legislation actually endangers women and threatens their physical safety, while others contend that gender identity protection is key to obtaining equality for the LGBT community.“The […]

Trial points up schools’ challenge handling student gender identity issues

August 15, 2011

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By Catherine Saillant / The Los Angeles TimesSunday, August 14, 2011 LOS ANGELES — Brandon McInerney is the defendant in the Los Angeles courtroom, accused of bringing a gun to his middle school and killing gay classmate Larry King. But as the case unfolds, the school itself has come under scrutiny.One teacher after another has […]

Trial points up schools’ challenge handling student gender identity issues

August 15, 2011

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By Catherine Saillant / The Los Angeles TimesSunday, August 14, 2011 LOS ANGELES — Brandon McInerney is the defendant in the Los Angeles courtroom, accused of bringing a gun to his middle school and killing gay classmate Larry King. But as the case unfolds, the school itself has come under scrutiny.One teacher after another has […]

NEPAL: Emerging from menstrual quarantine

August 6, 2011

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Photo: Amy Lieberman/IRINKamala inside her ‘goth’ MANGALSEN, 3 August 2011 (IRIN) – Every month, for one week,14-year-old Kamala Vishwarkarmas returns from school to sleep alone in a dark, windowless mud hut. She is forbidden from entering her family’s house during her menstrual cycle for fear of what might happen. “I’ll stay here in the ‘goth’ […]

NEPAL: Emerging from menstrual quarantine

August 6, 2011

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Photo: Amy Lieberman/IRINKamala inside her ‘goth’ MANGALSEN, 3 August 2011 (IRIN) – Every month, for one week,14-year-old Kamala Vishwarkarmas returns from school to sleep alone in a dark, windowless mud hut. She is forbidden from entering her family’s house during her menstrual cycle for fear of what might happen. “I’ll stay here in the ‘goth’ […]

Gender and Trade

July 28, 2011

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Otaviano CanutoVice President, Poverty Reduction, World Bank7/27/11 Gender inequality and discrimination can affect many areas of life, from a women’s access to basic health services to her prospects for education and future earnings. Accordingly, in order to overcome these disparities, development practitioners have begun to collect gender-disaggregated data and address gender elements in the design […]

Gender and Trade

July 28, 2011

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Otaviano CanutoVice President, Poverty Reduction, World Bank7/27/11 Gender inequality and discrimination can affect many areas of life, from a women’s access to basic health services to her prospects for education and future earnings. Accordingly, in order to overcome these disparities, development practitioners have begun to collect gender-disaggregated data and address gender elements in the design […]

Talking gender

July 21, 2011

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Sing and dance: Is all that women get to do in most movies. Photo: Satish. H by MADHURI SHEKAR Cinema is a highly influential medium; and when that very medium portrays women in poor light, some ideological changes are in order… Recently, the Prajnya and InKo Centre hosted a two-day scriptwriting workshop — “Writing Gender, […]

Talking gender

July 21, 2011

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Sing and dance: Is all that women get to do in most movies. Photo: Satish. H by MADHURI SHEKAR Cinema is a highly influential medium; and when that very medium portrays women in poor light, some ideological changes are in order… Recently, the Prajnya and InKo Centre hosted a two-day scriptwriting workshop — “Writing Gender, […]

MADAGASCAR: Schoolgirls catch gold fever

June 11, 2011

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Photo: Guy Oliver/IRINFor many young girls in Ankavandra, gold prospecting has taken priority over their education ANKAVANDRA, 9 June 2011 (IRIN) – There is a touch of gold fever in the small western Madagascan town of Ankavandra and schoolgirls are being affected. Rural poverty coupled with record world gold prices is proving an irresistible pull […]