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AP / Jens Dresling

Denmark Elects First Female Prime Minister

The people of Denmark elected their first female prime minister Thursday, bringing the center-left Social Democratic Party to power after 10 years with a right-wing government.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / Weave

Washington: Still a Boy’s Town

Women’s lib hasn’t made it through Washington yet. Micah Zenko at Foreign Policy magazine looked at the percentages of females holding leadership roles related to foreign policy and national security and found that women remain vastly underrepresented among our nation’s policymakers. (more)

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 READ MORE



youtube.com

Tampons Go Where?

Say you’re a tampon manufacturer, you think the dictionary of euphemisms historically used to describe female genitalia is a thing of the past, and you decide you want to use the word vagina in your advertisement. If your case is like that of Kotex, you’ll find your ad banned by major U.S. television networks.

Posted on Mar 21, 2010 READ MORE



Los Angeles Times

Hollywood’s Woman Problem

It’s Oscar night, but that should not cause us to ignore the results of a recently released study of the 100 top-grossing films of 2007 showing that men filled almost all the directing jobs, with women accounting for only about 3 percent. Writing and producing find similarly problematic, but less pronounced, gender gaps.

Posted on Mar 7, 2010 READ MORE


coffin on car
AP / Karim Kadim

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 54 in Baghdad Attack

A female suicide bomber set off an explosives-lined vest in a crowd of pilgrims in northeast Baghdad on Monday, killing 54 people and wounding 109 and fueling fears of more violence before next month’s key elections, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Feb 1, 2010 READ MORE


patriarchy
radicalrags.com

Gender Inequality 101

Conservatives love to claim we live in a post-racial or post-gender world, but researchers in England are reminding us of the persistent examples of inequality that mark our society. A new study demonstrates that women are less likely than men to be offered enrollment at England’s prestigious Oxford University despite having the same grades as, or even better grades than, their male counterparts.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009 READ MORE


Work Hard, but Pray for Luck

The standard male narrative about flying solo to the top, bootstraps in hand, energized only by your own talents, always seemed a bit cockeyed to me. The female narrative was not so much self-effacing as it was realistic.

Posted on Jan 8, 2009 READ MORE


Saudi women
newstatesman.com

Saudis Weigh In on Women Drivers

As a group of women in Saudi Arabia mobilize to petition the government to lift its ban on female drivers, fellow Saudis give their opinions on the issue in this interview roundup by the BBC.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007 READ MORE


female soldier
vcorps.army.mil

Female Troops Speak Out About Sexual Assault

In addition to the inherent hardships and risks that come with serving in the military, many female soldiers are dealing with the potential trauma of sexual assault and rape, according to a PBS investigation for its “NOW” TV series.

Posted on Sep 6, 2007 READ MORE


A New Day at Harvard

Drew Gilpin Faust’s appointment as the university’s new president comes at a time when the story line of feminism has taken an odd turn.

Posted on Feb 14, 2007 READ MORE


Halloween
From N.Y. Times

Why do Good Girls Go Bad, For a Day?

Why is it that Halloween has become, as comedian Carlos Mencia jokes, “Dress-Like-a-Whore Day”? The N.Y. Times plumbs the sociological issues at the question’s root.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


Gender variance
Photo: zauberbilder.de / Illustration: Peter Scheer

Having an Open Attitude to Kids’ Gender Identity

Two private elementary schools in Oakland, Calif., have adapted to a phenomenon known as gender variance?when kids identify as the opposite sex.  Some grow out of it, some don’t, but the schools’ open attitude is meant to bolster self-esteem and avoid the kind of scars that can follow children into adulthood.

Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


Fetal Horror in Punjab

Authorities in the Indian state of Punjab recently made a grotesque discovery that has prompted public outrage and a government crackdown. Acting on a tip, police and health officials raided a private clinic and found a 30-foot well with over 50 female fetuses inside.

Posted on Aug 19, 2006 READ MORE


head games
From true.com

Researcher: Men’s and Women’s Brains Wired Differently

In her new book “The Female Brain,” a UCSF neuropsychiatrist writes, “Women have an eight-lane superhighway for processing emotion, while men have a small country road.” Men, however, “have O’Hare Airport as a hub for processing thoughts about sex, where women have the airfield nearby that lands small and private planes.”

Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


Vietnamese bestseller
Doan Bao Chau for The International Herald Tribune

Young Vietnamese Doctor’s Diary Becomes Bestseller

The author, a 27-year-old woman who was killed in 1970, wrote of “love, loneliness and death on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.” It has become an Anne Frank-like sensation in Vietnam. The universal nature of her themes is an incredible reminder of the folly of war and of demonizing our enemies.

Posted on Jun 5, 2006 READ MORE


Inhalable Aphrodisiac for Women Shows Promise

A New Jersey drug company says Bremolanotide, which stimulates the brain, rather than the genitals, may be the long-sought female version of Viagra. The drug is still in preclinical tests.

Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE


America Becoming Haven for Designer Babies

Foreign couples are flocking to the U.S. to take advantage of medical techniques—banned in most countries—that allow the dictation of a baby’s sex.

 

Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


Female Subway
Illustration: Blair Golson

Rio Gets Female-Only Subway Cars

The Brazilian city becomes the third at least the fourth worldwide (after Mexico City, Tokyo and Cairo) to mandate female-only cars during rush hour—to guard against gropers and harassment. But many consider the law a major step backward for women’s rights.
(thanks to reader Hilary Tate for the correction)

Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


Male-Female Equality Boosts Sex Life

University of Chicago researchers discover that in countries where men have a dominant status over women, people report lower satisfaction with their sex lives.

Posted on Apr 21, 2006 READ MORE


Working_Girl
From amazon.com

Young, Successful, Well Paid: Are They Killing Feminism?

Today’s crop of ambitious businesswomen will earn just as much as their male counterparts but will also kill female solidarity in the process, concludes a controversial UK academic report.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


Babes
From AOL

Sex-War Synergy at AOL

AOL’s tasteless feature Hollywood “Babes in Arms” proves that mass media remains unbowed in its pursuit of exploiting war as a sexy, romantic profit center.

Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE



Pandis Media/Corbis

Dr. Germ and Mrs. Anthrax Set Free

Why is it not bigger news that those infamous Iraqi female scientists once routinely referred to in the media as “Dr. Germ” and “Mrs. Anthrax” have been quietly released from imprisonment in Iraq without any charges being brought by their U.S. captors?

Posted on Dec 27, 2005 READ MORE


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