Posts Tagged ‘Women’

Women In Their Thousands March in Cairo

Filed under: Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 12/20/2011 @ 1:19:22 PM
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Democracy is many things, and not just ballots cast.  The sense that we matter, that we are stake-holders in the society we live in, is a foundation stone.  That sense, … [Keep reading >>]

Community Action in Senegal to Abandon Female Genital Cutting

Filed under: Africa | Women — by Will Kirkland 11/1/2011 @ 2:54:27 PM
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This article in the IHT by Celia Dugger appeared some weeks ago, and I’ve kept it nearby as an important marker of the end of a horrific practice, a major … [Keep reading >>]

DSK Let Down from Own Petard

Filed under: Europe | Sex | Women — by Will Kirkland 10/14/2011 @ 2:02:16 AM
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I’m still in Paris.  The headlines in Le Parisienne and the Herald Tribune both flew DSK’s [Dominique Staruss-Kahn] escape from criminal charges for an alleged rape of a French woman, … [Keep reading >>]

Inch’ Allah Dimanche: Algerian Immigrants to France

Filed under: Africa | Europe | Middle East | Migration | Movies | Women — by Will Kirkland 06/16/2011 @ 1:53:07 PM
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Immigration is big in the news these days – mostly the opposition to it– around the world. It is absolutely the case that most people welcome immigrants when … [Keep reading >>]

Women, War and Peace

Filed under: Media | War | Women — by Will Kirkland 05/9/2011 @ 7:13:16 AM
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At last! Some television worth looking forward to.
The Independent Television Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are teaming up for a three-year, 50-film project called “Women and Girls Lead,” … [Keep reading >>]

Homeless Vets: Female

Filed under: Veterans — by Will Kirkland 09/28/2009 @ 8:23:58 PM
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When we think about vets, and homeless vets, we almost always visualize a man.  We almost always see a man.  A low estimate of homeless vets is 131,000.  Perhaps 3%  … [Keep reading >>]

Lubna Hussein Will Not be Flogged in Sudan

Filed under: Human Rights | Women — by Will Kirkland 09/7/2009 @ 9:49:00 AM
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Update below

Lubna Hussein who defied Sudan’s clerical Islamic courts which were threatening to flog her for wearing pants in public has won an enormous moral victory. While found guilty … [Keep reading >>]

PA Gunman A Misogynist And More

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 08/5/2009 @ 3:47:55 PM
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Update Below

From the NY Times:

The man who opened fire in a busy fitness center Tuesday evening, killing three women before committing suicide, had planned the attack for months because of … [Keep reading >>]

Iran in Joyous Chaos

Filed under: Middle East — by Will Kirkland 06/9/2009 @ 2:36:19 PM
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Count me a romantic but these reports and photos from Iran three days before their Presidential election give me goose bumps. Not because the candidate himself will measure up … [Keep reading >>]

Women’s Rights Fighter in Iran

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Sex — by Will Kirkland 05/27/2009 @ 7:57:00 PM
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“TABRIZ, Iran (AP) – Presidential hopeful Mir Hossein Mousavi waited in the wings as his wife warmed up the crowd. Zahra Rahnavard quickly had them roaring in approval – and … [Keep reading >>]

President Obama, nominate a woman!

Filed under: Action! | Law | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 05/18/2009 @ 12:35:36 PM
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Senator Boxer says:

Women make up 51% of our nation’s population.

Yet only 17% of the seats in Congress are held by women. Only 3% of corporate CEOs are women. … [Keep reading >>]

Women In Iraq: Far From Liberated

Filed under: Iraq | Middle East — by Don Cohon 03/9/2009 @ 5:25:24 PM
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The day after International Women’s Day this post by Rose Aguilar on Alternet demands a read and a sober assessment.

A Nation of Widows

In the run-up to the March 20, 2003 … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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