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Would-Be Grandparents Nudge Daughters to Egg-Freezing Clinic

Would-Be Grandparents Nudge Daughters to Egg-Freezing Clinic | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The practice of freezing eggs to enable a pregnancy later on is growing, doctors say, with parents lending emotional and financial support to adult daughters.
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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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Gender Balance: "We are literally – and collectively — changing our minds".

Gender Balance: "We are literally – and collectively — changing our minds". | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The first step is admitting you have a problem.
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"Slowly but surely, the shift from the 20th century view that “gender imbalance is a women’s problem” to the more 21st century “gender imbalance is a leadership challenge” is beginning to take root.

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Nobel de médecine : 11e femme en 114 ans

Nobel de médecine : 11e femme en 114 ans | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Au milieu des félicitations entourant la remise du Nobel de médecine 2014, un chiffre n’est pas passé inaperçu : seulement 10 femmes avaient reçu le Nobel de médecine depuis 1901. En voici une onzième.
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Apple et Facebook : pourquoi je suis favorable à la congélation des ovocytes

Apple et Facebook : pourquoi je suis favorable à la congélation des ovocytes | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.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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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
Under the banner of free speech, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been host to rape videos and revenge porn—which makes female users feel anything but free.
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"J’aime les hommes nouveaux"

"J’aime les hommes nouveaux" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Coral Herrera Gomez déclare son amour pour les hommes « révisés » Article original paru en espagnol le 5 septembre 2013 sur le Blog du journal El Pais. Traduction et adaptation par L’Homme Simple J’aime les hommes nouveaux. Ils me fascinent. Je connais leur existence depuis l’élaboration de ma thèse de doctorat. Je les ai découvert sur les …
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En Irak, l'Etat islamique exécute les femmes

En Irak, l'Etat islamique exécute les femmes | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Ces derniers jours, au moins deux médecins et une politicienne ont été tuées par les jihadistes dans la région de Mossoul.
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Les femmes peshmergas, héroïnes trompeuses de la société kurde

Les femmes peshmergas, héroïnes trompeuses de la société kurde | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Aussi déterminées que leurs frères, les combattantes kurdes irakiennes, actuellement en lutte contre l'organisation État islamique, méritent leur célébrité, mais souffrent toujours d'un statut inférieur.
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Feminist cartoon is changing Jordanian society, one comic strip at a time

Feminist cartoon is changing Jordanian society, one comic strip at a time | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
"Majida is the new Jordanian everywoman, representing a culture in flux, and a new generation of young people who are ready to change old paradigms," writes Your Middle East's Noor Ali about Majida, the fictional heroine who is challenging a society dominated by men.
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Three 16 Year Old Girls Win Top Prize At Google Science Fair For Agricultural Research

Three 16 Year Old Girls Win Top Prize At Google Science Fair For Agricultural Research | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The winners of the 2014 Google Science Fair have been announced! This is a prestigious international science fair, featuring the work of students ages 13 to 18. Though “science fair” generally makes people think of making a battery with a potato or growing cultures to find the dirtiest surface of the school, the Google Science Fair attracts teens who are working on some truly amazing projects.

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Woot woot! Girls in science!!

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Algérie: Femme, ta place est à la maison

Algérie: Femme, ta place est à la maison | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A l’heure où la nuit tombe, une jeune femme se fait harceler dans les rues et dans le métro à Alger. Témoignage.
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When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person

When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The world keeps insisting on assigning a gender. But what feels right to Kelsey Beckham is neither.
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Microsoft CEO Apologizes For Equal Pay Remarks, Pledges Efforts On Diversity

Microsoft CEO Apologizes For Equal Pay Remarks, Pledges Efforts On Diversity | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Satya Nadella said that his advice that women shouldn't ask for a raise was "just plain wrong."
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Anita Sarkeesian on GamerGate: 'We Have a Problem and We're Going to Fix This'

Anita Sarkeesian on GamerGate: 'We Have a Problem and We're Going to Fix This' | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Anita Sakeesian just wanted video game culture to be more female-friendly; one misogynist backlash later, she's become its most valuable critic.
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10 Simple Words Every Girl Should Learn

10 Simple Words Every Girl Should Learn | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Men interrupt women, speak over them, and discount their contributions to a discussion with surprising regularity. Here’s how women should respond. “Stop interrupting me.”  “I just said that.” “No explanation needed.” In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was …
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Why Nigeria Was Able to Beat Ebola, but Not Boko Haram

Why Nigeria Was Able to Beat Ebola, but Not Boko Haram | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Six months after 276 girls were kidnapped, President Goodluck Jonathan hasn't been able to bring them back. So why was the country so effective in combating Ebola?
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Sweden's New Gender Neutral Pronoun Is a Step Towards Equality, and It's Catching On Quickly

Sweden's New Gender Neutral Pronoun Is a Step Towards Equality, and It's Catching On Quickly | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Back in 2012, Scandinavia took a step towards gender equality when Sweden introduced the gender-neutral pronoun “hen.” The word officially made its way into the Swedish National Encyclopedia and, according to Newsweek, it has really gained popularity. Now, in 2014, it is beginning to help eliminate
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Une autre créatrice de jeu victime de menaces de mort en ligne

Une autre créatrice de jeu victime de menaces de mort en ligne | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Brianna Wu, créatrice du jeu d'espionnage futuriste « Revolution 60 », a révélé avoir appelé la police à la suite de menaces de viol et de mort.
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139 députés UMP signent une lettre ouverte pour avoir le droit de dire... "madame LE président".....

139 députés UMP signent une lettre ouverte pour avoir le droit de dire... "madame LE président"..... | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
FIGAROVOX/EXCLUSIF - A l'initiative de l'ancien Premier ministre François Fillon et de l'ancien conseiller spécial de Nicolas Sarkozy et député des Yvelines Henri Guaino, cent quarante députés de l'opposition exigent du Président de l'Assemblée qu'il annule la sanction infligée à leur collègue Julien Aubert.
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« The Kiss » : un baiser volé ?

« The Kiss » : un baiser volé ? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Le Mémorial de Caen accueille depuis cette semaine une statue géante, inspirée de la célèbre photo 'The Kiss'. Retour sur une icône qui fait parler...
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What happens when you give a woman documentary filmmaker a camera

What happens when you give a woman documentary filmmaker a camera | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

In Pushpa Rawat’s 'Nirnay' a first-time director asks uncomfortable questions about choice.

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Pourquoi Ebola frappe davantage les femmes

Pourquoi Ebola frappe davantage les femmes | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
La riposte à l’épidémie d’Ebola qui frappe l’Afrique de l’Ouest a beau se renforcer, le virus ne recule pas pour autant. Le dernier bilan de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé qui reconnaît...
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Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Reports trumpeting basic differences between male and female brains are biological determinism at its most trivial, says the science writer of the year
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