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Op-Ed: What the #sexspreadsheet and backlash tells us about society

Another month, another weird and wonderful trend to report on. This time, the item in question involves a rather different use of Microsoft Excel.
In the Media by Kris Coombes

LEGO introduces female scientists

LEGO will market what it’s calling a “female minifigure set” depicting three women scientists (a paleontologist, an astronomer, and a chemist). The move comes after the company was criticized for only having models of male scientists.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Women don’t want equality, they want rich husbands? Really?

Last week Phyllis Schlafly made waves when she said that closing the pay gap would make it harder for women to find husbands because 'women preferred to find husbands who earned more than they did and men preferred to earn more than their wives.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Rip-off Bank bows to Feminist Nonsense

The man at the top of Lloyds Bank has announced that 40% of its top managers will be women in six years from now. This benefits who, exactly?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Pussy Riot to appear in Brooklyn at Amnesty International concert

New York - One month after being released from Russian prison, the Russian punk rock music group, Pussy Riot, will attend Amnesty International’s “Bringing Human Rights Home” concert at the Barclays Center in New York City on February 5.
In the Media by Kavelle Christie

Op-Ed: Feminism in China

In the West, feminism has the reputation of being somewhat bellicose. In China, they do things differently, so differently that Chinese feminism is an entirely different doctrine.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The great Asian mass rape hoax

A recent survey claims one Asian man in four admits to committing rape. Now someone has taken a critical look at these figures.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 12 comments

Review: Common sense advice to women about rape

This eighteen and a half minute video about how to avoid being raped may have been made by a man, but at least he knows what he is talking about.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Indian women — A rebound narrative on the nature of delivery

A number of my friends, on looking at the social amplifications that I have been putting forward, have asked me to give shape to the feminist cause in India, and I have some humble words.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

In wake of gang rapes, India begins women-only transportation

In response to the disturbing gang rape incidents that made headlines around the world, India has begun instituting a women-only subculture.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Delhi gang rape — Appeal disrespects the dignity of Indian women

Delhi - The lawyers for the four men sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape that resulted in a young woman's death in India are now launching an appeal, and the world cannot have it or stomach it.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Feminist weddings, real statement, or new racket?

Sydney - Feminist weddings have been around for a long time, but they’re now hitting mainstream media like most sales pitches. The usual problem with feminist ideas is cosmetic feminism, and it looks like a lot of people are getting on the gravy train.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 10 comments

Domestic violence in India: Women's existence 'privatized' Special

As domestic violence and women's rights matters in India continue to make headlines in the international press, one woman is working to elevate the issues in a troubling and challenging environment.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Aussie PM 'playing the gender card'?

Canberra - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's recent speech on "Men in Blue Ties" has reignited the gender debate. So is the PM simply 'playing the gender card' for political gain?
In the Media by Kyle Smith - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The mythical glass ceiling returns (yet again)

How do you fight a problem that doesn't exist? Pass a law against it. That seems to be the consensus of women of a certain political hue.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Women in the boardroom — The gender pay gap returns

Yesterday's papers, especially the columns of the financial press, were devoted to a perennial whine about the gender pay gap. But does this really exist?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Artist creates 'creepy' pregnant doll

Seeking to make a social statement on the nature of toys marketed to young girls, UK-based artist Darren Cullen has created 'Baby's First Baby' - a pregnant baby doll.
In the Media by D.M. McGrory

Australia to redefine misogyny

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's heated exchange with opposition leader Tony Abbott over sexism and misogyny last week drew global attention after 'going viral'.
In the Media by D.M. McGrory

Men now allowed to attend exhibition of women artists

Edinburgh - After being excluded for a month, men are now allowed to attend an exhibition of women only artists at an art gallery in Edinburgh.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

'Go-Topless Day' recognized in cities around the world

New York - Protesters on Sunday came together for "Go-Topless Day" in major cities across the US and world. The demonstrations were organized to call attention to the inequality of topless rights between men and women.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 18 comments

Review: Jane Austen's Guide to Life

If Jane Austen, who authored some of classic literature's most famous love stories, (i.e. Pride and Prejudice) were alive today, what would she make of our quest for romance today? Lori Smith, an Austen scholar and adorer gives readers a new insight.
In the Media by Alexandra Christopoulos

Busy Hands, Open Heart Special

New York - Talent coordinator of The Daily Show by day, knitting maven by night, Beth Shorr runs her own successful Etsy store that’s filled with original designs. The California native began knitting as a way of keeping her hands busy.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Canadian politicians take to the stage at FemCab Special

Toronto - Toronto's Harbourfront Centre hosted FemCab2012, an annual celebration of International Women's Day bringing five minute pieces by local feminists presented in a cabaret format.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Denmark's first female leader names cabinet, sets agenda

Copenhagen - The new prime minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, will present today her government’s version of events in the Scandinavian kingdom along with her vision for the future under her direction.
In the Media by Bradley Axmith

Op-Ed: Denmark's first woman prime minister wins, faces many battles

Copenhagen - Almost 87 percent of eligible Danish voters gave a slim majority to the centre-left alliance of four parties yesterday, handing the Social Democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt the right to form a government, becoming Denmark’s first female prime minister.
In the Media by Bradley Axmith

Hijab Politics in Iran Special

Tehran - Being a woman in Iran is challenging at the best of times. But this is a society chock full of articulate, passionate women, and a resolute gender equality movement is growing in the shadows of the Islamic Republic.
Digital Journal Report by Sean O'Flynn-Magee - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Are We In A New Age Of Feminism?

I'm not a hockey mom. Does that make me less of a woman? I believe in pro-choice. Does that make me on the wrong side? I think all women have the right to choose between work, home or both. I work mostly in. Does that take me out of the feminism movement?
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 42 comments

Gloria Steinem on Sarah Palin: Wrong Woman, Wrong Message

The day after Sarah Palin's rousing speech to the RNC, American feminist icon, Gloria Steinem [in what appears to be a direct appeal to those suffering from post-DNC PUMA syndrome] advises them as to where they should mark their ballot this November.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 15 comments

Op-Ed: Feminists Aren't Silent, They Just Aren't Pandering

While some are asking the question, where are the feminists to defend Michelle Obama? Others are looking on in irritation that feminist achievements are being degraded.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Iron Your Own Shirt

Chauvinism is alive and well today and is only encouraged by "gender card babes" that blame all womens problems on the fact that they are women. A look at Forbes list of 100 Most Powerful Women, shows that to be a lie.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 35 comments
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Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005)  only on April 1 could her lunatic anti-male ideas be taken seriously.
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