The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com In Egypt’s Tahrir Square, women attacked at rally on International Women’s Day After helping to overthrow Mubarak, Egyptian women â€“ and some men â€“ demonstrated today in favor of giving women more of a voice in building Egypt’s future. By Kristen Chick, Correspondent posted March 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm EST Cairo A...read more
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Can someone please explain why breast-feeding moms are being sold special covers and tents to save others from viewing this perfectly natural act? This marketing goes on in a world where breast implants are the most popular elective cosmetic surgery in the U.S.. Â Sadly women in the U.S. stop breast-feeding after 6-7 months, while in much of the world women continue breast-feeding until their...read more
by Mia Fontaine MTV, youâ€™ve come a long way baby. In six short years youâ€™ve gone fromÂ pimpinâ€™ rides to pimpinâ€™ girls, starting with the recent premiere ofÂ Skins, a remake of the hit British program by the same name. Immediately labeled â€œthe most dangerous show for teens,â€ by the Parents Television Counsel and lambasted for gratuitous sex and drug use,...read more
Of course, the New Yorker is not the only publication on earth that falls consistently short of reaching gender parity in its pages. In a Jezebel post about Hays’ letterÂ Jenna Sauers did a count of female writers in other current event and literary publications. January’s issue ofÂ Harpers has only three out of 21 stories by women. TheÂ Nation‘s latest print issue has...read more
My Wish for 2011: More Progress for Women Talia Carner My wish for the new year, the dawn of the second decade of the 21st century, is for women around the globe to progress significantly in both public and private arenas. On Dec. 10, the world observed Human Rights Day, commemorating the 1948 adoption by the U.N. General Assembly of the inalienable rights of mankind. The “Universal...read more