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In China, It's the Grandparents Who 'Lean In'

In China, It's the Grandparents Who 'Lean In' | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
In order to help their children pursue professional goals, older Chinese people take an active role in raising grandchildren. But are changing demographics threatening this arrangement?
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70 years ago, six Philly women became the world's first digital computer programmers

70 years ago, six Philly women became the world's first digital computer programmers | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
In 1945, the U.S. Army recruited six women working as computers at the University of Pennsylvania to work full-time on a secret government project. For the next year, they used their creativity, tenacity and solid backgrounds in mathematics to become the original programmers of the world's first electronic general-purpose computer, called ENIAC.
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"Rent-A-Minority" : we have a minority for every occasion ....

"Rent-A-Minority" : we have a minority for every occasion .... | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
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"Rent-A-Minority is a revolutionary new service designed for those oh-shit moments where you've realized your award show, corporate brochure, conference panel is entirely composed of white men. Suddenly you're being called out on Twitter and you need to look not-racist and not-misogynist fast. Why not just Rent-A-Minority ?"

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Ces journalistes libanaises qui luttent pour la liberté d'informer

Ces journalistes libanaises qui luttent pour la liberté d'informer | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Poursuivies, menacées, parfois même victimes d'attentats, les journalistes libanaises, réputées pour leur professionnalisme et leur glamour, se...
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"Ne sois pas une Fatou" : des jeunes Françaises racontent leurs blessures

"Ne sois pas une Fatou" : des jeunes Françaises racontent leurs blessures | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Histoire coloniale, racisme ordinaire, féminisme, conflits intra-communautaires : la série Flâner donne la parole à des jeunes femmes noires françaises qui témoignent de leurs combats quotidiens.
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Refugee Girls Got To Dress Up As What They Want To Be When They Grow Up

Refugee Girls Got To Dress Up As What They Want To Be When They Grow Up | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
"When I was younger, my brother always told me that a girl can't be a pilot, but I knew deep down this is what I wanted to do."..
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Beach volleyball and women's rights in Iran?

Beach volleyball and women's rights in Iran? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Beach volleyball is testing women's rights in Iran. Yes, beach volleyball in Iran. You may think that women's rights there are a secondary issue, compared with recent headlines focusing on a nuclear agreement, the freeing of the Washington Post's correspondent in Tehran and other prisoners, and an almost-international incident when American sailors veered into Iranian waters. But in fact, this issue goes to the heart of whether Iran upholds its international agreements.
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«Ministre des Droits des femmes, de l'Enfance et de la Famille: manque juste les tâches ménagères...»

«Ministre des Droits des femmes, de l'Enfance et de la Famille: manque juste les tâches ménagères...» | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A l'issue du remaniement, le gouvernement de Manuel Valls présente une parité parfaite. Mais voit disparaître le secrétariat d'État des Droits des femmes, le sujet étant rattaché au ministère de la Famille et de l'Enfance...
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Cuba's Female Skaters Ride for a More Open Future on the Island

Cuba's Female Skaters Ride for a More Open Future on the Island | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
As Cubans anticipate huge shifts in the wake of President Obama's move to restore ties, it's not just the economy and politics that stand to change.
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Les Emirats arabes unis nomment une femme ministre du Bonheur

Les Emirats arabes unis nomment une femme ministre du Bonheur | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Huit nouveaux ministres, dont cinq femmes, ont été nommés hier aux Émirats arabes unis. Parmi elles, une ministre du Bonheur, une de la Tolérance et une troisième de la Jeunesse, âgée de seulement 22 ans. Le poste de ministre d'État du Bonheur a été attribué à Ouhoud al-Roumi, qui était directrice générale de la présidence du Conseil des ministres. «Le bonheur n'est pas seulement un vœu pieux dans notre pays. Il y aura des plans, des projets, des programmes et des indicateurs. Cela fera partie du travail de tous les ministères», a affirmé le Premier ministre sur Twitter.Le gouvernement émirati ferait peut-être bien de se concentrer sur sa loi, qui comporte plusieurs clauses discriminatoires à l'égard des femmes, selon l'ONG Human Rights Watch. Les femmes ne peuvent demander le divorce que dans des circonstances exceptionnelles, la polygamie est autorisée, et le code pénal donne aux hommes le droit d'user de la violence physique sur leurs épouses.
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Witness to revolution: the women of Iran 1979

Witness to revolution: the women of Iran 1979 | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
In 1979, Hengameh Golestan was on hand to photograph thousands of women protesting against the compulsory hihab ruling on the streets of Tehran
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Hijarbie: The hijab-wearing Barbie who's become an Instagram star

Hijarbie: The hijab-wearing Barbie who's become an Instagram star | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Barbie has had another makeover. This time as a hijab-wearing Muslim and she's taking Instagram by storm.
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Après Cologne : "Nous voyons en Europe les signes précurseurs de la montée de l'extrême droite intégriste"

Après Cologne : "Nous voyons en Europe les signes précurseurs de la montée de l'extrême droite intégriste" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Après Cologne, la sociologue algérienne Marieme Helie Lucas prévient : les agressions contre les femmes traduisent la montée d'un intégrisme musulman, qui n'est rien d'autre qu'une nouvelle forme d'extrême droite.
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It’s time to stop segregating Oscar nominees by gender

It’s time to stop segregating Oscar nominees by gender | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
On January 14, 2016, the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards were announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills—and, almost across the board, those nominees were largely white and male. Again. At a time when the entertainment industry is producing so many great features that break away from the white, male point of view, it’s...
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Assia Djebar: Cinéaste féministe

Assia Djebar: Cinéaste féministe | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Par Laakri Cherifi Deuxième « épisode » de la série d’articles écrits par Laakri Cherifi sur le thème: "Hommage à Assia Djebar, la Jeanne d’Arc de notre siècle". Après "Assia Djebar : roman cinématographique ou film romanesque", voici maintenant: "À la recherche de la mémoire des combattantes dans « La Nouba des femmes du Mont…
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Özlem Bulut, chanteuse turque impertinente

Özlem Bulut, chanteuse turque impertinente | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
« Je suis bien sage, je fais ce que l’on me dit de faire… » chante la mariée en cuir et robe courte, entourée de ses musiciens. Son regard...
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"Nourri d’inspirations plurielles, son style est une « çorba » (soupe), composé des berceuses de sa grand-mère, de ses expériences musicales et de l’enseignement classique du conservatoire...."

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Denmark’s first women’s mosque opens

Denmark’s first women’s mosque opens | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Scandinavia’s first women-only mosque will help to modernise Islam, but is being criticised by other Muslims.
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Musulmanes, femmes noires : les féministes accusées d'ignorer les minorités

Musulmanes, femmes noires : les féministes accusées d'ignorer les minorités | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Le voile sera-t-il à l'origine d'une fracture définitive chez les féministes ? La démission de toute l'antenne lyonnaise d'Osez le féminisme ! s'inscrit dans une remise en cause des partis pris d'un féminisme souvent accusé d'être pensé par des femmes blanches bourgeoises, gênées par la question du foulard et insensibles à la question du racisme.
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28 Queens Of Black History Who Deserve Much More Glory

28 Queens Of Black History Who Deserve Much More Glory | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Let's not forget about these trailblazing women this Black History Month.
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Iranian Newscaster for State TV Flees Country After Disclosing Years of Sexual Harassment at Work

Iranian Newscaster for State TV Flees Country After Disclosing Years of Sexual Harassment at Work | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A newscaster for PressTV, Iran’s state-run, English-language TV station, has fled the country after revealing she was sexually harassed at work for years. Two of Sheena Shirani’s supervisors have been suspended after she shared an audio recording and dozens of messages on Facebook from one of them demanding sex from her. The man, news editor Hamid Reza Emadi, is also accused of participating in at least one interrogation at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.
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Les droits des femmes, du ministère aux couches-culottes

Les droits des femmes, du ministère aux couches-culottes | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
En un quinquennat, les droits des femmes seront passés d’un ministère de plein exercice à un secrétariat d'Etat rattaché aux Affaires sociales, pour finir accolé... à la Famille et à l'Enfance. Tout un symbole.
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Female coders are rated more highly than men—except when people know they’re women

Female coders are rated more highly than men—except when people know they’re women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A group of computer scientists, when studying the acceptance of contributions on the software repository GitHub, found open source code written by women is actually more often approved than code written by men. The catch—there's always a catch—is that this only happens when the woman's gender is hidden. GitHub, which is used by more than 12 million people, allows...
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These Drawings Perfectly Demonstrate the Beauty of Single Life

These Drawings Perfectly Demonstrate the Beauty of Single Life | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Cheers to a delightful Valentine's Day spent man-free and in pajamas.
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Female Genital Mutilation—The Numbers Keep Rising

Female Genital Mutilation—The Numbers Keep Rising | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Robin Wright writes on a new U.N. report showing the female genital mutilation is a more widespread practice than previously known.
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How Gloria Steinem’s Gaffe Exposed Feminism’s Generation Gap

How Gloria Steinem’s Gaffe Exposed Feminism’s Generation Gap | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright have some message testing to do before stepping out again for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The two Clinton support ...
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Ava DuVernay "There’s a belonging problem in Hollywood"

Ava DuVernay "There’s a belonging problem in Hollywood" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
At the Sundance Film Festival, where the talk was of the academy’s voting changes, the director explains why she hates the word “diversity.”
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