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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 … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

News: More women on comedy panel shows (The Guardian)

BBC boss Danny Cohen seems to have taken some people by surprise when he announced: “We’re not going to have panel shows any more with no women on them. You … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

News: Women on the rise (Time)

Younger women in America are nearing long-sought parity with men when it  comes to pay in the workplace, but they still believe more needs to be done to  reach that … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

News: Revisiting Delhi rape – one year on (Al Jazeera)

India has never been the same again, since a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was gang-raped in a moving bus in the capital New Delhi exactly a year ago. The girl died … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

News: Egyptian court cuts sentences for female protestors (Time)

Egyptian authorities released two dozen Islamist women and girls  convicted for staging a street protest after an appeals court reduced their  harsh penalties on Saturday. The initial verdict handed down … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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