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Where Arranged Marriages Are Customary, Suicides Grow More Common

June 7, 2012

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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

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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

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Long-term breastfeeding and co-sleeping are parental practices that provoke strong reactions. Why? Sarah Hughes guardian.co.uk, 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

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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

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 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

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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

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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 […]

Is Anorexia A Female Disease? Think Again.

March 1, 2012

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Posted by Nicoletta Richardson02/29/2012 What do Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, Billy Bob Thorton and Elvis Presley have in common? They have all suffered from eating disorders. While eating disorders in females are often identified, male celebrities are not publicized as much but they too have fallen victim to the same disease. In 2008, a student […]

The death of Whitney Houston

February 13, 2012

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By Hiram Lee 13 February 2012 Whitney Houston in 2009[Photo: Asterio Tecson] One receives the news of Whitney Houston’s death at the age of 48 with genuine sadness. Houston was a tremendous singer, whose best performances contained a vibrancy and larger-than-life quality, which endeared her to millions of listeners. Her death at a young age […]

Indian engineer develops online map to show horrors of gender abuse

January 27, 2012

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By Nita BhallaFri Jan 27, 2012 NEW DELHI (TrustLaw) – A villager in Kerala has developed the country’s first online mapping platform that documents the multitude of abuses, rapes and murders committed daily against women there, to awaken people to the extent and horrors of such crimes. Despite strong laws, girls and women in largely […]

Indian engineer develops online map to show horrors of gender abuse

January 27, 2012

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By Nita BhallaFri Jan 27, 2012 NEW DELHI (TrustLaw) – A villager in Kerala has developed the country’s first online mapping platform that documents the multitude of abuses, rapes and murders committed daily against women there, to awaken people to the extent and horrors of such crimes. Despite strong laws, girls and women in largely […]

Where the girls aren’t: Female friendships often mistreated by books, films, TV

January 13, 2012

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By Julia Keller Chicago TribuneJanuary 11, 2012 CHICAGO — During an appearance in late December on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Jane Fonda was asked which man from her past she would choose to accompany her to a desert island. Would she select a famous ex-spouse like Ted Turner or Tom Hayden? Or would this be […]

Leveson inquiry should address media sexism, women’s groups demand

December 30, 2011

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Press accused of perpetuating violence against women through sexual objectification and damaging representation Alexandra Topping guardian.co.uk, Thursday 29 December 2011 Singer Charlotte Church during her appearance at the Leveson inquiry into the news industry. Photograph: Reuters Lord Justice Leveson should widen his investigation into the practices and ethics of the British press, and tackle the […]

Leveson inquiry should address media sexism, women’s groups demand

December 30, 2011

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Press accused of perpetuating violence against women through sexual objectification and damaging representation Alexandra Topping guardian.co.uk, Thursday 29 December 2011 Singer Charlotte Church during her appearance at the Leveson inquiry into the news industry. Photograph: Reuters Lord Justice Leveson should widen his investigation into the practices and ethics of the British press, and tackle the […]

Geena Davis Is My Feminist Hero

August 21, 2011

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August 20, 2011posted by Carolyn Geena Davis is a pretty awesome person. She’s been the first female American president (if only on Commander in Chief) (especially if you don’t count BSG which you shouldn’t because that’s in the future), almost went to the Olympics for archery, and for the past six years has been studying […]

Geena Davis Is My Feminist Hero

August 21, 2011

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August 20, 2011posted by Carolyn Geena Davis is a pretty awesome person. She’s been the first female American president (if only on Commander in Chief) (especially if you don’t count BSG which you shouldn’t because that’s in the future), almost went to the Olympics for archery, and for the past six years has been studying […]

Study finds marked rise in intensely sexualized images of women

August 14, 2011

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Sociologist Erin Hatton examined the covers of Rolling Stone magazine over the past several decades to measure changes in the sexualization of men and women in popular media over time. Photo: DOUGLAS LEVERE By PATRICIA DONOVANPublished: Aug. 11, 2011 A study by UB sociologists has found that the portrayal of women in the popular media […]

Study finds marked rise in intensely sexualized images of women

August 14, 2011

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Sociologist Erin Hatton examined the covers of Rolling Stone magazine over the past several decades to measure changes in the sexualization of men and women in popular media over time. Photo: DOUGLAS LEVERE By PATRICIA DONOVANPublished: Aug. 11, 2011 A study by UB sociologists has found that the portrayal of women in the popular media […]

What is the link between the media and eating disorders?

August 6, 2011

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We all know that the way the media judge women’s bodies is sick – but how directly this leads to eating disorders is less clear Hadley Freeman guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 2 August 2011 You know the problem with eating disorders? They’re just so photogenic! There are the young women or – even better – girls; the […]

What is the link between the media and eating disorders?

August 6, 2011

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We all know that the way the media judge women’s bodies is sick – but how directly this leads to eating disorders is less clear Hadley Freeman guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 2 August 2011 You know the problem with eating disorders? They’re just so photogenic! There are the young women or – even better – girls; the […]