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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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Alone again, naturally

Alone again, naturally | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A woman discovers the answer to the question: Why do many men, after a breakup or a divorce, find it so difficult to be alone, while most women in the same situation seem just fine?
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Usa: for women under 30, most births occur outside marriage

Usa: for women under 30, most births occur outside marriage | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Motherhood without marriage among younger women across the country is both a symbol of the transforming family and a hint of coming generational change. By Sabrina Tavernise. New York Times.

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How To Look at a Woman’s Body: World Press Photo and the New Amazons

How To Look at a Woman’s Body: World Press Photo and the New Amazons | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"This photo, recognized on Friday with a World Press Photo award, is bound to grab attention, as breasts often do, and the Ukranian feminist group, FEMEN, clearly plays to that reaction...."

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Why Thousands of Iranian Women Are Training to Be Ninjas

Why Thousands of Iranian Women Are Training to Be Ninjas | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
In a society that treats them like children, sports -- and especially martial arts -- offer a way to express strength and independence.
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Italian women hope for workplace changes post-Berlusconi

Italian women hope for workplace changes post-Berlusconi | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
ROME (Reuters) - Maria Grazia Fera was looking forward to getting back to work after her first child was born.
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Mexican women face a tough future

Mexican women face a tough future | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Job prospects are especially bleak for young women, even those who are educated, reflecting the country's 'feminisation of unemployment'...
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Feminist punk band Pussy Riot take revolt to the Kremlin

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot take revolt to the Kremlin | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Anonymous band with provocative anti-Putin lyrics – who have become a symbol of Russian youth's discontent – are preparing for their next surprise performance...
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Egyptian mothers take to the internet

Egyptian mothers take to the internet | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Yasmine El-Mehairy, 31, describes how she was inspired to set up a website offering pregnancy and parenting advice for mothers in Egypt.
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Usa: confident but vulnerable, a complex portrait of black women

Usa: confident but vulnerable, a complex portrait of black women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

In survey results, a complex portrait emerges of black women who feel confident but vulnerable, who have high self-esteem and who find career success more vital to them than marriage.

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Iran: Golshifteh Farahani, le sein de la discorde

Iran: Golshifteh Farahani, le sein de la discorde | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Faut-il s'enthousiasmer ou s'offusquer ? Voilà quelques jours que la Toile frémit de commentaires, à la fois élogieux et incendiaires sur une vidéo où Golshifteh Farahani dévoile sa poitrine... Par Delphine Minoui

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Meghalaya, India: a place where women rule over men

Meghalaya, India: a place where women rule over men | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

In the small hilly Indian state of Meghalaya, a matrilineal system operates with property names and wealth passing from mother to daughter rather than father to son - but some men are campaigning for change. BBC News.

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Iran: "Salam Rugby", a documentary offers a rare glimpse into female rugby team

Iran: "Salam Rugby", a documentary offers a rare glimpse into female rugby team | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Iranian filmmaker looks at women’s rugby team during President Mahmoud Amadinejad’s regime...

 

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Canada: at work, today's dads are where women were 40 years ago

Canada: at work, today's dads are where women were 40 years ago | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Making it easier — and more socially acceptable — for men to pull back at work could help smash glass ceilings for women by making more room at the top.

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Italian women hope for workplace changes post-Berlusconi

Italian women hope for workplace changes post-Berlusconi | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Italian women have long complained of discrimination in the workplace, from employers who fail to respect their maternity rights to a patriarchal society that still thinks their primary role is in the home.
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India: The world's baby factory

India: The world's baby factory | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

By Anuj Chopra. It's already the world's second-most populous country. So why is India turning grandmothers into mothers?

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"La madone, une valeur sûre dans les médias"

"La madone, une valeur sûre dans les médias" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Par Isabelle Germain. LES NOUVELLES News. "Le « 55e prix World Press Photo » vient d’être attribué à l’Espagnol Samuel Aranda pour cette image prise au Yémen. Mais cette photo, et l'hommage qui lui est rendu par ce prix, révèlent surtout en creux que l’image de la madone imprègne toujours l’imaginaire collectif. Nous le rappelions lors de notre colloque sur le sexe de l’info. Le monde des médias réduit toujours les femmes à cinq figures : la Pasionaria, l'Egérie, la Muse, la Mère, la Madone, cinq figures qui rendent le pouvoir impossible pour les femmes". https://lesnouvellesnews.fr/index.php/cafouillage/42-cafouillage/1691-la-madone-une-valeur-sure-dans-les-medias

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Real Men and Pink Suits

Real Men and Pink Suits | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"It’s about understanding that masculinity is wide enough and deep enough for all of us to fit in it..."


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Marriage suits educated women

Marriage suits educated women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
For women seeking a satisfying relationship and a secure economic future, there has never been a better time to be or become highly educated.
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Bresil: Les femmes de ménage sont en voie de disparition

Bresil: Les femmes de ménage sont en voie de disparition | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Dans un pays en pleine croissance et où les inégalités diminuent, les domestiques corvéables à merci se font de plus en plus rares.
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From darkness, dignity: Why sexualized violence must move from the shadows

From darkness, dignity: Why sexualized violence must move from the shadows | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

I never understood before my attack that sexual violence is another form of oppression. A very effective means for men to not only dominate women, but also to deny them their rightful place in society. By Lara Logan

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For a working parent, an arrive-late, leave-early schedule

For a working parent, an arrive-late, leave-early schedule | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A professor finds that she is more effective as a parent and at work by shortening her day at the office.
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Kyrgyzstan: Putting a stop to bride kidnapping

Kyrgyzstan: Putting a stop to bride kidnapping | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

This practice, known as "bride kidnapping," is endemic to Central Asia and the Caucasus. Now, after in-depth reporting by RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service, Radio Azattyk, new legislation on the practice is working its way through the Kyrgyz parliament.

 

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"Masculin Féminin" de Jean-Luc Godard (1966)

Extrait de "Masculin Féminin" de Jean-Luc Godard (1966). Dans cette séquence : Jean-Pierre Léaud et Elsa Leroy. More infos : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas...

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India: "Put a powerful asset – land – into the hands of women to ease child malnutrition crisis"

India: "Put a powerful asset – land – into the hands of women to ease child malnutrition crisis" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

India's high malnutrition rate, low birth weight and maternal mortality rate continue to rival those of sub-Saharan Africa.

There is growing evidence that the reason is, specifically, women's empty pockets. Women in India have a lower status and therefore less control over resources, both land and money, and consequently do not have the leverage to ensure that their children's needs are met.

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On the front lines in Syria, women's role is still undefined

In Syria's protest movement, women have done more than the outside world realises. But as the conflict becomes militarised, women find themselves both more at risk and more marginalised. by @JasmineRoman01 The National

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