Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Iran's New Repression Tactic: Make Husbands Inform on Activist Wives: From Ms. Blog

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Iran's New Repression Tactic: Make Husbands Inform on Activist Wives The Iranian government has come up with a new strategy to combat activists: Destroy their privacy. On June 10, Channel 2 of Iranian national TV aired a report of an interview with Javad Tavassolian, ...Read More


The "Women's Pages" Go Online: Good or Bad News? Forty years ago, feminists demanded that special "women's pages," which featured fashion, society and cooking, be banished from newspapers.  Instead, they insisted, newspapers should ...Read More


Gay Marriage = End of Human Race: Lessons from the Prop 8 TrialProhibiting same-sex marriage, it turns out, is not about limiting the rights and freedoms of gay men and lesbians. When proponents of California's Proposition 8 delivered their closing arguments ...Read More


High School Blogger Unmasks Seventeen's Fairy Tales Some of you might have already heard of Jamie Keiles. The 18-year-old high school senior from suburban Philadelphia has made a feminist splash with her blog The Seventeen Magazine Project. Keiles's ...Read More


Hey, Remember How Kobe Bryant is Probably a Rapist? In 2003, when Kobe Bryant was accused of raping a hotel employee-who later refused to testify after her name was dragged through the mud-I  first contracted an unfortunate condition best ...Read More


Newsflash: Bangladesh Responds to Public Harassment of Women Street harassment of women in Bangladesh, known colloquially as "eve teasing," has reached such an alarming level that the education ministry has voted to have an "Eve Teasing Protection ...Read More


Joan Rivers: Still Opening Doors for Women Comics Joan Rivers gives new meaning to the expression, "Comedy is tragedy plus time." In the just-released documentary  Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work from directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, ...Read More


Stay-At-Home-Dads On The Rise? Not So Fast… Stay-at-home dads are all the rage in the media since this rotten economy has forced many unemployed men back in the ranks of the homestead. Judging from the plethora of Father's Day articles ...Read More

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