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‘Women of the Wall’ movement fights Israeli gender bias

May 4, 2012


ANN RODGERS – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette First Posted: May 02, 2012 Anat Hoffman was arrested in Israel for going to the Western Wall to do what would be regarded as a holy act in her synagogue: donning a prayer shawl and reading from the Torah. — She leads the Women of the Wall movement to allow […]

What Disrespect Looks Like to Women

May 3, 2012


Posted: 05/ 1/2012Linda Durnell Behavior that denigrates women is prevalent throughout the world. Women are wives, co-workers, sisters, mothers, friends, daughters and over half of the population, and most of these women will be disrespected for simply being a woman. When women’s issues are regarded as secondary to those of men’s — as illustrated by […]

The Word on Women – Forced sterilization and the Millennium Development Goals

April 27, 2012


By Widney Brown | Yesterday at 4:53 PM | Comments ( 1 ) Two reports by the BCC this month raise the spectre that the United Nations Millennium Development Goals which include reducing maternal mortality and ensuring environmental sustainability may actually be undermining women’s sexual and reproductive rights. The BBC has reported on the UK […]

Missoula "SlutWalk" empowers victims of sexual violence

April 15, 2012


Posted: Apr 14, 2012 10:20 PM by Alex Schwier (KPAX News) Updated: Apr 14, 2012 11:19 PM Missoula “SlutWalk” empowers victims of sexual violence MISSOULA- High heels and short skirts made a huge statement in Missoula Saturday. Many Missoulians stood tall in the solidarity of supporting victims of sexual assault. The weather warms to summer […]

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: Women, Space, and Resistance

April 13, 2012


by TRACY E. ORESaint Cloud State UniversityGender & Society 2011 25: 689 In her book Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas, Levins Morales (1998) reflects on how tostones became a central part of Puerto Rican cuisine. She imagines how enslaved women, given nothing to eat by slave masters but plantains, used […]

Heroine With a Thousand Faces: The Rise of the Female Savior

April 9, 2012


Male hero figures abound in our culture. But lately, they just don’t seem to be getting the job done. Photo Credit: shutterstock By Lynn Parramore, AlterNet Posted on April 8, 2012, Printed on April 9, 2012 Hard times were made for heroes. In the face of oppression, it’s natural to want a savior – […]

Girls’ and women’s education: UNESCO’s barefoot partner

April 6, 2012


The Barefoot College, in Tilonia, India, which has trained 300 African grandmothers as solar engineers and thus electrified over 1000 villages, has become the first civil society partner to join UNESCO’s Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Barefoot College has been described as the only school in the world open only to people […]