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Opinion: The crisis of gender inequality among African Americans runs deep

April 15, 2012

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Published: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 6:00 AMBy Times of Trenton guest opinion column AP/Courtesy of Du Bois familyThis is a copy of an undated photo of the DuBois family showing W.E.B. DuBois, center, with his wife, Shirley Graham DuBois, left, stepson David DuBois, and daughter, Yolanda DuBois. The photo was published in the 1978 book […]

American Muslims Women behaving badly in mosques

March 2, 2012

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By Uzma Mariam Ahmed, March 2, 2012 << From the AltMuslimah Archives >> Women in American mosques are loud and messy. They allow their children to run free. They socialize and chatter during khutbas. They rush out after the prayers and don’t participate in cleaning or re-organizing the space. They wear inappropriate clothes, allowing their […]

Alleged rape victim arrested in Ireland for refusal to testify

February 13, 2012

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Eastern European woman was told by judge to stand in front of three accused and point out her alleged assailants Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent guardian.co.uk, Sunday 12 February 2012 A woman who alleged that she was the victim of a gang rape in the Republic of Ireland has been arrested and temporarily imprisoned after refusing […]

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 […]

Sex selective abortions in Taiwan

January 11, 2012

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By Simon CotterillThe Foreign Desk – International dispatches from Independent correspondents –Tuesday, 10 January 2012 at 10:40 am Last year, Taiwan’s fertility rate became the world’s lowest, dropping from 1.03 in 2010 to a record low of just 0.9 in 2011. The government blamed the decreasing birth rate on people’s superstitions about which zodiac years […]

For Young Boys, Is Pink the New Blue?

July 19, 2011

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A boy is shown wearing heals in this file photo. (Andrew Olney/Getty Images) By ANDREA CANNING (@andreacanGMA) and MAUREEN WHITEJuly 18, 2011 For generations the view has held strong that while girls must dress in pink to be girls, boys can’t do anything with pink, lest they turn into girls. It’s the view that’s determined […]

For Young Boys, Is Pink the New Blue?

July 19, 2011

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A boy is shown wearing heals in this file photo. (Andrew Olney/Getty Images) By ANDREA CANNING (@andreacanGMA) and MAUREEN WHITEJuly 18, 2011 For generations the view has held strong that while girls must dress in pink to be girls, boys can’t do anything with pink, lest they turn into girls. It’s the view that’s determined […]