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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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It's not the end of men – but the rules of the game need changing

It's not the end of men – but the rules of the game need changing | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

To a large extent, the newly fashioned workplace is a victory not for feminism, but for capitalism. Since the 1980s economists have used the term "the feminisation of labour" to refer to the growing premium of communication and interpersonal skills, perceived emotional intelligence and other supposedly feminine attributes at work, and also to the development of an insecure, low-paid, low status, disposable workforce. By Ally Fog

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Kenya: Thriving women-only village is attacked by jealous locals

Kenya: Thriving women-only village is attacked by jealous locals | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A group of Kenyan women who fled abusive husbands to set up their own women-only community are facing increasingly violent attacks by local men angry at their success.
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Has the worm really turned? Reflections on the End of Men, part 1

[The release of Hanna Rosin's new book The End of Men has sparked a veritable inferno of comment and criticism. Regular readers shouldn't be surprised to learn that I have a lot of thoughts about t...
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Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men Turned Me Into a Caricature

Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men Turned Me Into a Caricature | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
I’m a happy and satisfied stay-at-home dad. So why did Hannah Rosin turn my story upside down for her bestselling polemic? Andy Hinds calls the author and asks her.
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Generation of women hit by 'toxic combination of ageism and sexism'

Generation of women hit by 'toxic combination of ageism and sexism' | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says women who fought for equal pay and maternity leave are now facing squeeze...
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Why One Man Welcomes 'The End Of Men'

Why One Man Welcomes 'The End Of Men' | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Our model of masculinity is outdated and quickly becoming obsolete. As scary as that might sound, it is actually good news.

I welcome "the end of men," and also the end of women, which is to say the end of all prescribed and suffocating gender identities.

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Tunisie : « La police me viole et la justice m’accuse »

Tunisie : « La police me viole et la justice m’accuse » | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Les poursuites pour "obscénité" engagées contre une jeune femme agressée par deux policiers suscitent un tollé et compliquent encore l'après-révolution.
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Hanna Rosin: 'I feel miscast in the gender wars'

Hanna Rosin: 'I feel miscast in the gender wars' | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The author of The End of Men talks to Lisa O'Kelly about her controversial book – and the fall-out...
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Iran: Universities begin to ban women from 77 different majors.

Iran: Universities begin to ban women from 77 different majors. | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
International rights groups protest as 36 universities across Iran begin to ban women from 77 different majors.
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In a Bid for Gay Rights, French Seek To Ban the Words  Mother and Father

In a Bid for Gay Rights, French Seek To Ban the Words  Mother and Father | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
French legislators have a law in the works that bans mother and father from all official documents. They are preparing to collapse the male/female binary into a gender-neutral totality.
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Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect

Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Sure, we have powerful jobs, well-run homes, and perfect children. But we're still not making it to the very top. There are things we can learn from the rest of the world.
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End Of Men? Not In Asia

End Of Men? Not In Asia | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Hannah Rosin's recent book The End of Men posits that the era of global patriarchy is over, and women are on the rise. But Mara Hvistendahl writes in Foreign Policy that Asian society is still very much male-dominated.
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Sciences: Les femmes toujours perçues moins compétentes

Sciences: Les femmes toujours perçues moins compétentes | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Researchers found that university science professors widely regard female students as less competent than male ones.
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"House Husbands": An Awesome New Australia Dramedy

"House Husbands": An Awesome New Australia Dramedy | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"Would you believe that this heartwarming show is about four families where the man is the primary caregiver in raising the children?"

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"Half the Sky", adapted into a documentary

"Half the Sky", adapted into a documentary | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Half the Sky makes the moral and economic case for ending practices that exploit women in the developing world...
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France-Allemagne : le grand écart démographique

France-Allemagne : le grand écart démographique | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Les trajectoires démographiques divergentes de l’Allemagne et de la France vont avoir des conséquences majeures et différenciées sur les dépenses sociales, les marchés du travail, les capacités productives et sur la soutenabilité des dettes publiques. Elles expliquent notamment les craintes allemandes face à la montée de leur propre dette.

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Why Organisations Lose Innovative Women

Why Organisations Lose Innovative Women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Last month, The New York Times gave a disheartening insight into Google’s Executive hiring practices.
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Can matchmaking websites help Iran with 'marriage crisis'?

Can matchmaking websites help Iran with 'marriage crisis'? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
TEHRAN — Iranian ministers have fretted for years about a "marriage crisis" in the country.
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Not the end of men, but a cultural shift

Not the end of men, but a cultural shift | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Women’s advancement in the workplace need not come at a cost to men...
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U.S. Cracks Down on Pregnancy Discrimination

U.S. Cracks Down on Pregnancy Discrimination | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- During the past week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed four pregnancy discrimination related lawsuits and settled a fifth -- just weeks after the government's workplace discrimination law enforcement arm...
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How single men created China's dangerous real estate bubble

How single men created China's dangerous real estate bubble | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

It's a tough, competitive life for men in China these days, in part due to the aftershocks of the one-child policy, which has left the country with a gaping gender imbalance of 120 boys for every 100 girls.

By Roseann Lake. Foreign Policy

 

 

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Who Said Women Aren't Funny?

Who Said Women Aren't Funny? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — Call it The "Bridesmaids" Effect: Ever since the R-rated 2011 comedy became a runaway hit, taking in more than $280 million worldwide and earning Oscar nods for actress Melissa McCarthy and writers Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo, a...
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Taking aim at China’s glass ceiling

Taking aim at China’s glass ceiling | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Most of the 25 members of China’s politburo are uncannily similar with their black-dyed hair, dark suits and science degrees, but one in particular stands out.
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Tunisie: "Violée par des policiers, ma fiancée est accusée d’attentat à la pudeur"

Tunisie: "Violée par des policiers, ma fiancée est accusée d’attentat à la pudeur" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
TUNISIE - Une affaire défraie la chronique en Tunisie : une jeune femme de 27 ans, violée début septembre par des policiers, se retrouve accusée d’atteinte à la pudeur.
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Les femmes dans les programmes télévisés, les néo-stéréotypes

Entretien avec Eric Macé, Sociologue, maître de conférences à l’université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III, et chercheur au Centre d’analyse et d’intervention sociologiques (Cadis),...

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