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"How are women around the world finding their own voice.... between ingrained traditions and pop culture stereotypes"
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What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women

What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The sexism in Silicon Valley is sordid and systemic. It’s going to take a revolution to bring it down—or a woman’s touch.
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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, January 30, 11:43 PM
Interesting expose of sexism in Silicon Valley and the way to end it. Intriguing point of view...worth reading. Aloha, Russ.
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Speaking while female....

Speaking while female.... | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
If a man talks in a meeting, he gets heard. A woman just gets interrupted.
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"Women who worry that talking “too much” will cause them to be disliked are not paranoid; they are often right."

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The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women

The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

If television brought the brutality of war into people’s living rooms, the Internet today is bringing violence against women out of it.

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Facebook and Apple Now Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs

Facebook and Apple Now Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Two Silicon Valley giants now offer women a game-changing perk: Apple and Facebook will pay for employees to freeze their eggs.Facebook recently began coveri...
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Lean Out: The Dangers for Women Who Negotiate

Lean Out: The Dangers for Women Who Negotiate | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Contrary to the advice of “Lean In,” for women, asserting a strong position in negotiations can backfire.
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Iranian Women Snap 'Stealthy' Photos Free Of Hijab

Iranian Women Snap 'Stealthy' Photos Free Of Hijab | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Dozens of Iranian women inside the country have posted their hijab-less photos on a newly launched Facebook page to share their "stealthy" moments of freedom from the veil.
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"Women in my family have been shrinking for decades...."

"Women in my family have been shrinking for decades...." | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"Women in my family have been shrinking for decades," declares Lily Myers.

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Convincing Women in China..... They're Too Hairy

Convincing Women in China..... They're Too Hairy | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Reckitt Benckiser harnesses marketing's power to conquer a hairless land
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Agnès Poirier K's comment, February 19, 2013 1:54 AM
“It creates an awareness, which subsequently creates a feeling of shame and need......"
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Afghan female artist beats the odds to invigorate Kandahar’s art scene

Afghan female artist beats the odds to invigorate Kandahar’s art scene | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Charred bodies lie scattered against blood-stained walls and debris covers the ground. The unusual thing in this gruesome scene is that the “blood” is red paint, and part of an art installation.
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Syrian women and girls allege use of sexual violence as weapon of war

Syrian women and girls allege use of sexual violence as weapon of war | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Rape is a "significant and disturbing" feature of the Syrian civil war, with women and girls citing sexual violence as their main reason for fleeing the country, according to a report published on Monday.

 


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Women Need to Realize Work Isn't School

Women Need to Realize Work Isn't School | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Being disruptive was punished in the classroom. But in business, it's how you get ahead.
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"The boardroom is not the schoolroom..."
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India gang rape victim's father reveals daughter's name is Jyoti Singh Pandey

Devastated dad tells The Sunday People he hopes revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived such attacks
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The Unspeakable Truth About Rape in India

The Unspeakable Truth About Rape in India | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The volume of protests in the case of a gang-rape victim in Delhi show that change is possible.
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"Change is possible, but the police must document reports of rape and sexual assault, and investigations and court cases have to be fast-tracked and not left to linger for years"
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"Sweating like a pig, feeling like a fox...." #thisgirlcan

This Girl Can celebrates the women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get. They’re here to inspire us to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome.#thisgirlcan
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Policing women’s bodies is never about decency, and always about power #MydressMychoice

Policing women’s bodies is never about decency, and always about power #MydressMychoice | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The lower down you go on the power (and income) ladder, the more likely men are to try and exert forceful control over women’s bodies
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"Kudumbashree": femmes et microfinance dans le Kerala

"Kudumbashree": femmes et microfinance dans le Kerala | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
In 2007, Bindu Pallichal, a homemaker from the Pravachambalam village near Thiruvananthapuram, decided to turn entrepreneur. She began to experiment with ayurvedic oils and cosmetics because she...
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Lynda Obst: Hollywood has learned nothing from the success of “Bridesmaids”

Lynda Obst: Hollywood has learned nothing from the success of “Bridesmaids” | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The author of "Sleepless in Hollywood" on why women are so underrepresented on screen -- and why there's hope yet
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Les femmes et l’avenir démocratique en Iran

Les femmes et l’avenir démocratique en Iran | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Divergences au sommet de l’Etat en Iran. Le 20 avril dernier, l’ayatollah Ali Khamenei qualifiait d’erreur fondamentale l’idée occidentale de l’égalité des sexes, tandis que le président iranien,...

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Egypt: "We Will Wear Dresses on 24 August !"

Egypt: "We Will Wear Dresses on 24 August !" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
We Will Wear Dresses - Online campaign calls for women to take back their power and wear what they want
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Women Detained at Western Wall for Wearing Traditionally Male Prayer Shawls

Women Detained at Western Wall for Wearing Traditionally Male Prayer Shawls | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Israeli police barred ten women, including two American rabbis, from returning to the wall for 15 days for wearing prayer shawls that are traditionally used by men.
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Hip-hop: it's a woman's world too

Hip-hop: it's a woman's world too | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
If you're asking, where are all the female MCs at, then you just aren't looking, say Nomadic Wax
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In Rape’s Aftermath, India Debates Violence Against Women

In Rape’s Aftermath, India Debates Violence Against Women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
While a horrific gang rape in New Delhi has drawn attention to a violent epidemic, rape is just one facet of a broad range of violence that leads to the deaths of almost two million women a year.
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India’s conspiracy of silence exposed, one story at a time

India’s conspiracy of silence exposed, one story at a time | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The women and men who have found their voices after the Delhi gang rape will not return to silence
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If women ruled the world, how different would it be?

If women ruled the world, how different would it be? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Ally Fogg: You told us: Women may soon lead parties of the left in the UK and the US, but they will come from the new generation, not the old guard
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