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Where Arranged Marriages Are Customary, Suicides Grow More Common

June 7, 2012


By TIM ARANGOPublished: June 6, 2012 Ayman Oghanna for The New York TimesSome deaths are not suicides but honor killings. Abdella Hassan said his daughter, recently married to a cousin, had stabbed herself, but his sons are accused of her murder. SINJAR, Iraq — With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain […]

Beauty, body image and the media – guest blog by Bidisha

June 1, 2012


Posted on 31 May 2012. Bidisha* writer, critic and broadcaster Yesterday a cross party group of MPs produced yet another report on the subject of what is fast becoming a national body image crisis (see WVoN story). Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by unrealistic, unattainable and often fabricated images of the human body – […]

Attachment parenting: what’s the problem?

May 22, 2012


Long-term breastfeeding and co-sleeping are parental practices that provoke strong reactions. Why? Sarah Hughes, Monday 21 May 2012 Mother nature … Maggie Gyllenhaal in Away We Go. Photograph: Allstar/Focus Features/Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar It is commonly seen as extreme, anti-feminist and only properly practised by stay-at-home mums. So it was no surprise that the recent Time […]

Lagging at school, the butt of cruel jokes: are males the new Second Sex?

May 14, 2012


They work longer hours, face economic insecurity and suffer worse health. Now their feckless ways are lampooned in the media. A controversial new book argues that men increasingly face a prejudice that dare not speak its name Elizabeth DayThe Observer, Sunday 13 May 2012 Men are the victims of reverse sexism, according to a new […]

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. […]

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 […]

The female of the species is more digital than the male

March 2, 2012


Males and females respond differently online – here’s how you can cater to and understand both sexes Posted by Lloyd Salmons and Ronnie Crosbie Friday 2 March 2012 “The social world is lead by women” according to Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. Photograph: Alex Segre/Alamy Many still labour under the misconception that online is a male-dominated space. But […]