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If Female Action Heroes Need To Be Role Models, What Should They Model?

June 8, 2012

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By Alyssa Rosenberg on Jun 8, 2012 at 10:09 am I’m normally of the belief that in pop culture, equality comes in two stages. First, members of a minority group, or of a group like women that are a majority but are poorly rendered in that space, get to be presented as admirable. Second, when […]

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 – […]

Sudanese woman sentenced to stoning death over adultery claims

June 1, 2012

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Intisar Sharif Abdallah tried without access to lawyer and is being detained with four-month-old baby, prompting outcry David Smith in Johannesburg guardian.co.uk, Thursday 31 May 2012 A Sudanese woman in El Fasher. The country’s embassy in the UK claims rights groups are not interested in the welfare of women in Sudan. Photograph: AFP/Getty A young […]

More care needed for South Asian widows and single women

May 28, 2012

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Posted on 28 May 2012. Aisha FarooqWVoN co-editor Supporters of women’s rights across South Asia gathered last week in Islamabad to discuss better care policies for widows and single women. Hosted by the Aurat Foundation and the South Asian Network for Widows’ Empowerment in Development (SANWED), the two-day workshop sought to uncover and resolve the […]

Acid Attacks on Colombian Women

May 22, 2012

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by Meghan LewisMay 21, 2012 Latin America doesn’t generally pop into my mind when it comes to acid attacks on women. There’s usually some news flash or article detailing the sadly disturbing story of a woman from a fundamentalist Muslim society being doused with vitriol by a male member of her community. The possible offenses […]

The Second Sexism is just victim-envy

May 17, 2012

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It is perfectly possible to understand that many men are suffering at the moment without blaming it on feminism Suzanne Moore guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 16 May 2012 Simone de Beauvoir, author of The Second Sex, would be twisting in her chignon. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Are men the new women? Are they having a harder time […]

Read the Report: The Travesty of Being a Post-50 Woman in America

May 16, 2012

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Barbara Hannah GruffermanWriter; Speaker; Author, ‘The Best of Everything After 50’Posted: 05/15/2012 It seems we’re living in a country that penalizes women for:Taking time out of their own lives and careers to care for others Getting olderLiving longer than men According to a new study just published by OWL (Older Women’s League National Board), women […]