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Kurdish Female Migrants Meet Isolation in Istanbul

May 7, 2012

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By Jennifer Hattam WeNews correspondent Monday, May 7, 2012 Life isn’t easy for the female migrants continually flowing into Istanbul from Turkey’s Kurdish region. Those who are illiterate or unable to speak Turkish can face particularly intense isolation from basic services. ISTANBUL, Turkey (WOMENSENEWS)–Sosin and her family moved from rural Turkey to Istanbul, the country’s […]

The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies

April 27, 2012

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China’s men far outnumber women. So why is it so hard to find a good husband? BY CHRISTINA LARSON | MAY/JUNE 2012 The Spicy Love Doctor was running late. A well-heeled crowd one recent Sunday afternoon had packed into the second-floor lounge of Beijing’s Trends Building — home to the publishing offices of several glossy […]

Muslim Women in India Seek Gender Equality in Marriage

April 24, 2012

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By NILANJANA S. ROYPublished: April 24, 2012 NEW DELHI — Three years ago, Salma Khatun’s husband divorced her in a fit of rage after a quarrel, pronouncing what is known as the triple talaq in the presence of witnesses. The triple talaq is a formula of repudiation. The first two times it is pronounced, it […]

Too Young to Wed

April 11, 2012

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WARNING: Not suitable for sensitive persons Published June 7, 2011 Stephanie Sinclair, for the Pulitzer Center Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste. Over an eight-year […]

The fight for women’s bodies and the race to the White House

March 20, 2012

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Posted on 19 March 2012.Auveen WoodWVoN co-editor Although taxation was predicted as the issue that would dominate the 2012 US presidential election, abortion, birth control and gay marriage have so far been at the forefront of the Republican primaries. This year a record number of states, including Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania have enacted legislation restricting […]

Indian mothers hold mass wedding in ‘village of sex workers’ to save daughters from prostitution

March 16, 2012

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Women in west India hamlet have been sold in sex trade for generations By Philip Caulfield / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, March 11, 2012 A young Indian bride walks with her family on the way to a wedding organized by a local agency in the village of Vadiya, India, on Sunday. A human rights […]

I salute Meena Kandasamy, each and every domestic Violence survivor needs to read this

March 13, 2012

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Reblogged from kractivist Meena is my Facebook friend, and I salute her, as it takes extraordinary courage to come out in the open about a violent and an abusive marriage, I hope this step by Meena ,will give the courage to many such women trapped in such abusive relationships to break their shackles ‘With sad-woman […]

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

March 11, 2012

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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. […]

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 Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

February 18, 2012

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By JASON DePARLE and SABRINA TAVERNISEPublished: February 17, 2012 LORAIN, Ohio — It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage. […]

The Rise of Intermarriage

February 18, 2012

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Rates, Characteristics Vary by Race and Gender by Wendy Wang Executive Summary This report analyzes the demographic and economic characteristics of newlyweds who marry spouses of a different race or ethnicity, and compares the traits of those who “marry out” with those who “marry in.” The newlywed pairs are grouped by the race and ethnicity […]

Why is there a gender gap for blacks in interracial marriage?

February 17, 2012

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By Zerlina Maxwell 02/17/2012 © auremar – Fotolia.com At a time when the president of the United States is himself the offspring of an interracial marriage, a new Pew study has found that the acceptance of interracial marriage is at an all time high. Nearly 43 percent of respondents said that interracial marriages are good for […]

Girls Gone Hyper

February 15, 2012

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FEBRUARY 14, 2012By JAMES TARANTO A feminist and a social conservative try to play Cupid. “For the first time in history, women are better educated, more ambitious and arguably more successful than men,” Bill Bennett declared in a recent CNN.com column. But the good news about women is accompanied by bad news about men, which […]

The M.R.S. and the Ph.D.

February 12, 2012

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By STEPHANIE COONTZPublished: February 11, 2012 TODAY women earn almost 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees and more than half of master’s and Ph.D.’s. Many people believe that, while this may be good for women as income earners, it bodes ill for their marital prospects. Andrea Kalfas As Kate Bolick wrote in a much-discussed article […]

In Facebook Game, Indian Women Reject Dowry

January 28, 2012

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Kurt Achin | New DelhiJanuary 24, 2012 A new social-media game is drawing renewed attention to an age-old problem in India – the illegal practice of dowry, or the transfer of wealth from a bride’s family to a groom’s family to coax him into marriage, a practice often abused by families that make excess demands. […]

In Facebook Game, Indian Women Reject Dowry

January 28, 2012

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Kurt Achin | New DelhiJanuary 24, 2012 A new social-media game is drawing renewed attention to an age-old problem in India – the illegal practice of dowry, or the transfer of wealth from a bride’s family to a groom’s family to coax him into marriage, a practice often abused by families that make excess demands. […]

The assumptions behind the ‘black marriage crisis’

January 27, 2012

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It’s cast as a crisis for the African American community, but the subtext is that women should settle down – and settle for less Tamara Winfrey Harris guardian.co.uk, Friday 27 January Twenty years ago, just after college, I attended a birthday party for a friend. In the kitchen, standing round the drinks, a handsome guy […]

The assumptions behind the ‘black marriage crisis’

January 27, 2012

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It’s cast as a crisis for the African American community, but the subtext is that women should settle down – and settle for less Tamara Winfrey Harris guardian.co.uk, Friday 27 January Twenty years ago, just after college, I attended a birthday party for a friend. In the kitchen, standing round the drinks, a handsome guy […]

Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures: study

January 25, 2012

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January 23rd, 2012 in Other Sciences / Social Sciences In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage. That is a key finding of a new University of British Columbia-led study […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

More women in EA delaying sex, marriage as schooling chances improve

September 4, 2011

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Demographic and health surveys conducted in the region lend credence to the belief that education is the number one factor that will influence when a woman gets married and when she starts having children By Christine Mungai Posted Saturday, September 3 2011 It’s a fact most of us are familiar with through intuition or anecdotes […]

More women in EA delaying sex, marriage as schooling chances improve

September 4, 2011

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Demographic and health surveys conducted in the region lend credence to the belief that education is the number one factor that will influence when a woman gets married and when she starts having children By Christine Mungai Posted Saturday, September 3 2011 It’s a fact most of us are familiar with through intuition or anecdotes […]

What’s fueling Bible Belt divorces

August 27, 2011

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By Katia Hetter, Special to CNNAugust 25, 2011 Southerners tend to run to the altar earlier, but also more often to divorce court, experts say. (CNN) — While the Bible Belt is known for its devotion to traditional values, Southerners don’t do so well on one key family value: They are more likely to get […]

Caste revelation breaks marriage mid-way in Bhiwani

July 9, 2011

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Deepender Deswal, TNN Jul 8, 2011, 08.24am IST BHIWANI: In a sudden twist of circumstances, two grooms had to return without brides as the marriage was aborted at the nick of time, when the castes of families, both bride and groom, was found different at the time of taking marriage vows in Karu village of […]

What about a ‘Responsible Husbands Club’? | Free Malaysia Today

June 12, 2011

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Mariam Mokhtar | June 11, 2011 Women are not sex slaves to be forced into submission and there is more to a marriage than just sex. If Global Ikwan Sdn Bhd can form the “Obedient Wives Club” (OWC) to train wives to satisfy their husbands, then why not a club to teach husbands how to […]