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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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Motherhood ‘detrimental’ to women’s scientific careers, study concludes

Motherhood ‘detrimental’ to women’s scientific careers, study concludes | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Women with advanced degrees in math-intensive academic fields drop out of fast-track research careers primarily because they want children – not because their performance is devalued or they are ...
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Jakarta : Wherever You’re From, A Call to Talk About Sex

Jakarta : Wherever You’re From, A Call to Talk About Sex | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
As Asia enjoys the fruits of its rise, the culture gap between it and the Western world becomes more prominent.
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Why Afghan Women Risk Death to Write Poetry

Why Afghan Women Risk Death to Write Poetry | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A new literary network revives an old Pashtun tradition.
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Women's rights in Mali 'set back 50 years' by new 'Family Code' law

Women's rights in Mali 'set back 50 years' by new 'Family Code' law | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Opposition to legislation dashes equality hopes in West African country's strongly patriarchal society...
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Why are young women more ambitious than men?

Why are young women more ambitious than men? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Kathleen Gerson says that since traditional gender roles are eroding, no wonder young women have higher earning aspirations than young men.
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In the age of Internet porn, teaching boys to be good men

In the age of Internet porn, teaching boys to be good men | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A new wave of educators is seeking ways to undo the potential damage of learning about sex from a smartphone video...
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Tribeca: Maggie Gyllenhaal on Sex Scenes From a Woman's Perspective

Tribeca: Maggie Gyllenhaal on Sex Scenes From a Woman's Perspective | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
We spoke with Ms. Gyllenhaal by phone about "Hysteria" and why there are still so few good sex scenes.
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Isabella Rossellini Speaks About Late Bloomers -- And Reaching 60

Isabella Rossellini Speaks About Late Bloomers -- And Reaching 60 | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Rossellini was one of a pair of twins of the late actress Ingrid Bergman, who died in her 60's. I wondered if reaching 60 made Rossellini reevaluate her life and career.
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Mona: Why Do You Hate Us?

Mona: Why Do You Hate Us? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
At any given moment in the Egyptian revolution, or the Arab Spring for that matter, the question of women or the role of women arises. I cannot recall the number of emails, and questions I usually ...
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The Heroines of the Arab World

The Heroines of the Arab World | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Twelve women challenging their societies to change the status quo.

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Le leader de l'opposition allemande prend son congé parental

Le leader de l'opposition allemande prend son congé parental | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Après la naissance de sa fille Sigmar Gabriel fait une pause de trois mois pour permettre à sa compagne de reprendre son travail. L'occasion également de critiquer la politique familiale allemande. Via @LesNnews

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NO Women Directors in Competition at Cannes

NO Women Directors in Competition at Cannes | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
I'm sitting in my hotel room in Cologne, Germany having arrived yesterday at International Frauen Film Festival for the second year in a row.  I came back this year because I had such a great time last year meeting and talking with so many women...
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A population antidote: high school for girls

A population antidote: high school for girls | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Girls in sub-Saharan Africa who finish secondary school are more likely to understand family planning and acquire skills that could give them some measure of financial independence.
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Models vs. Militants: Nisha Pahuja’s Film Shows Two Worlds of Indian Women

Models vs. Militants: Nisha Pahuja’s Film Shows Two Worlds of Indian Women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A riveting new documentary contrasts the lives of a Miss India hopeful and a Hindu fundamentalist.
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China's iPad Generation

China's iPad Generation | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Roughly 58 million children like Yi are left in China's countryside without their parents. This might be economically necessary, but it is emotionally disastrous: ChineseUniversityofHongKongresearchersfound that adolescents left behind in their villages were more likely to engage in risky behavior such as binge drinking, and have increased thoughts of suicide.

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New Delhi’s Women Problem: What Does It Take to Make a City, and Society, Safe?

New Delhi’s Women Problem: What Does It Take to Make a City, and Society, Safe? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
One of the first things I heard when I moved to New Delhi was to be careful at night. I heard it from my real estate agent, my colleagues, from people I met at coffee shops and bars.
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Shirley Clarke, radical filmmaker and pioneer

Shirley Clarke, radical filmmaker and pioneer | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Dancer, bride, runaway wife, radical filmmaker and pioneer — Shirley Clarke is one of the great undertold stories of American independent cinema.

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Japon: Il faut taxer les beaux gosses !

Japon: Il faut taxer les beaux gosses ! | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
L’économiste japonais Takuro Morinaga propose de majorer l’impôt des célibataires au physique avantageux et de diminuer celui des laids.
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La famille en chantier: entretien avec Maurice Godelier

La famille en chantier: entretien avec Maurice Godelier | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Les avancées en matière d'égalité des sexes qui ont été réalisées au cours du XXe siècle, et surtout pendant les cinquante dernières années, ont-elles modifié en profondeur la famille ?

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Dear Successful Female Foreign CEO, Hitachi Wants You!

Dear Successful Female Foreign CEO, Hitachi Wants You! | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
When Hitachi announced plans to reshuffle its board this week it wanted to diversity those sitting around the table. But one kind of executive remained elusive in its new member search: a female foreign CEO.
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Why Do They Hate Us? By Mona Eltahawy

Why Do They Hate Us? By Mona Eltahawy | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"The real war on women is in the Middle East".

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The Startling Plight of China's Leftover Ladies

The Startling Plight of China's Leftover Ladies | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

China's men far outnumber women. So why is it so hard to find a good husband? By Chrisitina Larson

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What Do Career Women Want? Whips, Chains or a 5 Percent Raise?

What Do Career Women Want? Whips, Chains or a 5 Percent Raise? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
“Fifty Shades of Grey,” HBO’s “Girls” and the Brooklyn activist group Spark all explore aspects of female empowerment, or lack of it.
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Dads don’t “Babysit” when mom is away. Or do they?

Dads don’t “Babysit” when mom is away. Or do they? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Dads are increasingly equal parenting partners with moms, especially when both work. But do working moms still shoulder more of the household burden?
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Usa: The ripped, bikini-clad reverend

Usa: The ripped, bikini-clad reverend | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Somehow, despite our belief that both sexes can serve the church, it seems there’s still something unnerving about a priest who is a woman. It has to do with having a woman’s body. By Rev. Dr. Amy Richter

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