Feature Article: Women in China are on the march (The Economist)

Women in China have long been silenced or sidelined—if they weren’t smothered at birth. But now a booming economy has transformed their lives. Hilary Spurling sees the changes for herself From INTELLIGENT LIFE… Continue reading

News: One Billion Rising (Jezebel)

Today isn’t just Valentine’s Day; it’s One Billion Rising, a movement that invites “ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this… Continue reading

News: Landmark Rwanda case launched in Paris (BBC)

A French court has begun hearing the landmark trial of a former Rwandan intelligence chief charged with complicity in the 1994 genocide. Pascal Simbikangwa, who is paraplegic, was arrested in 2008 when he… Continue reading

News: Why Empowering Women Boosts Families and Economy (ABC News)

Last night, I attended a gala dinner for Women for Women International (WfWI) hosted by and honoring two of the most powerful women in America -Facebook COO  and WfWI Board Member Sheryl Sandberg… Continue reading

News: The ‘Big Lie’ in putting off pregnancy (CNN)

Blame it on the baby bump and our pop cultural infatuation with celebrity, but today, regular women have yet another reason to feel inadequate: motherhood. In the past decade, for the celebrity set,… Continue reading

News: Mining while female in South Africa (Al Jazeera)

Johannesburg, South Africa – It has been almost two years since 27-year-old Pinky Mosiane was raped and murdered hundreds of metres underground in an Anglo Platinum mineshaft in Marikana, South Africa. A suspect… Continue reading

News: Why Japanese women are chosing their careers over sex (The Huffington Post)

Japanese women and men having sex – or rather not having sex – are the subject of a brilliant new documentary by BBC’s Anita Rani – No Sex Please, We’re Japanese. Due to… Continue reading

News: Women in academia – blow your own trumpet (The Economist)

ONE of academia’s deficiencies is that, though its lecture halls and graduate schools are replete with women, its higher echelons are not. Often, this is seen as a phenomenon specific to the sciences.… Continue reading

How female corpses became a fashion trend (The Guardian)

Beautiful women posed as dead bodies are an advertising campaign staple, including the new Marc Jacobs shoot starring Miley Cyrus. Why does fashion fetishise the female corpse? For once it’s not the image… Continue reading

News: Spanish government faces abortion law dissent (Al Jazeera)

Spain’s ruling People’s Party has sought to quell dissent within its ranks over a proposed law which would make it harder to get an abortion, and defies a regional trend of easing restrictions.… Continue reading

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