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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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Young men are failing in school and with women? Psychologist Philip Zimbardo blames porn and video games....

Young men are failing in school and with women? Psychologist Philip Zimbardo blames porn and video games.... | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

In a new e-book, "The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Struggle and What We Can Do About It," written with Nikita Duncan, Zimbardo theorizes that all those hours spent in front of a screen — not just watching porn but playing video games too — is leaving men in the dust socially, unable to relate to women and unable to function in society. In the Los Angeles Times. 

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Visions of "women and work" shaped ... at home !

Visions of "women and work" shaped ... at home ! | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

A research paper titled "Marriage Structure and Resistance to the Gender Revolution in the Workplace" found that "husbands embedded in traditional and neo-traditional marriages (relative to husbands embedded in modern ones) exhibit attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that undermine the role of women in the workplace."

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.


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I Chose To Have A Child On My Own And Wouldn't Change A Thing

I Chose To Have A Child On My Own And Wouldn't Change A Thing | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Karen Roberts always wanted children, so when "the one" hadn't come along by the time she was in her late-30s, she decided to have a child on her own. She discusses that decision and offers support for other women considering it.

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Y a-t-il un génocide invisible des femmes en Asie ?

Y a-t-il un génocide invisible des femmes en Asie ? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Dans la ville de Gurgaon, non loin de New Delhi, il nait 853 filles pour.... 1 000 garçons, selon le recensement de 2011...

 

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Turkish women protest plans to curb abortion

Turkish women protest plans to curb abortion | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Thousands took to Istanbul's streets to express anger at plans to reduce the time limit for abortions.Abortion has been legal in Turkey since 1983 up to 10 weeks from conception. But under the proposed legislation wants to drastically reduce the time limit to as little as four weeks.

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Cannes 2012: qu'est-ce que la virilité?

Cannes 2012: qu'est-ce que la virilité? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Deux courts-métrages présentés à la Semaine de la Critique interrogent le moule dans lequel le «vrai» homme devrait se couler.
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Female Pilot Kicks 'Sexist' Passenger Off Plane

Female Pilot Kicks 'Sexist' Passenger Off Plane | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian airline says one of its female pilots tossed a passenger off a flight because he was making sexist comments about women flying planes.
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Closing the Gender Gap in Agriculture

Closing the Gender Gap in Agriculture | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Despite the crucial role that women and girls play in their communities, they are all too often seen as a burden. To change such perceptions, we need to give them access to the resources they need to realize their full economic potential.
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Indian women entrepreneurs still battle prejudices

Indian women entrepreneurs still battle prejudices | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Be it in the entrepreneurial heaven that is Silicon Valley or the rough and tough terrain of India, women still battle prejudices.
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Aux Etats-Unis, le ridicule pour tuer la « guerre aux femmes » - Rue89

Aux Etats-Unis, le ridicule pour tuer la « guerre aux femmes » - Rue89 | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Dans près de trente Etats, des projets de lois anti-IVG et/ou contraception menacent les droits des femmes. Militantes et élues démocrates ripostent avec humour.
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Brazil: Anarkia Boladona, Feminism and Graffiti

Brazil: Anarkia Boladona, Feminism and Graffiti | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

 In Portuguese the words “rua” (street) and “arte” are both feminine...by Nathan M.Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL –

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Un tiers de femmes au parlement algérien

Un tiers de femmes au parlement algérien | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Les femmes ont remporté presque le tiers des sièges de députés aux élections législatives du 10 mai en Algérie, mais les militantes féministes ne baissent pas la garde pour autant.

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Aishwarya Rai's post-baby body forces India to confront its attitude to women

Aishwarya Rai's post-baby body forces India to confront its attitude to women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The former Miss World is due to appear at the Cannes festival as a debate about her weight rages in her home country...
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"L'hyper-sexualisation des Lolitas du web est un échec du féminisme".... pour la sociologue D.Frau-Meigs

"L'hyper-sexualisation des Lolitas du web est un échec du féminisme"....  pour la sociologue D.Frau-Meigs | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"Pour la sociologue Divina Frau-Meigs, les Lolitas du web sont des "attention whores" (littéralement des "putes de l'attention") et signent "l'échec du féminisme....."

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Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
This documentary follows a family in Hungary where the father stays home as caretaker and the mother is the primary breadwinner.
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Meet Aparna, Mumbai's Teenage Sex Educator

Meet Aparna, Mumbai's Teenage Sex Educator | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"The 16-year old daughter of a sex worker offers frank advice to underprivileged girls." In India Ink, New York Times

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How The Zero Weeks Of Paid Maternity Leave In The U.S. Compare Globally

How The Zero Weeks Of Paid Maternity Leave In The U.S. Compare Globally | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Out of 178 nations, the U.S. is one of three that does not offer paid maternity leave benefits, let alone paid leave for fathers, which more than 50 of these nations offer. Here’s how the U.S. stacks up to 14 other countries.

In comparison, Canada and Norway offer generous benefits that can be shared between the father and mother, France offers about four months, and even Mexico and Pakistan are among the nations offer 12 weeks paid leave for mothers.

(thanks to @hjarche's twitter stream) Go Canada, Norway and France!


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Silenced: Gender Gap in Election Coverage

Silenced: Gender Gap in Election Coverage | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
This infographic shows the severe shortage of women voices in Broadcast TV, Radio & Print.
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Le cinéma français est-il misogyne?

Le cinéma français est-il misogyne? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Le sexisme, «ce n'est pas à Cannes, ni au mois de mai, qu'il faut poser le problème, c'est toute l'année» estime Thierry Frémaux. Qu'en est-il, toute l'année, dans le cinéma français?
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Iran: Female football fans may return to stadiums

Iran: Female football fans may return to stadiums | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The ban on women supporters attending football games in Iran might be overturned after three decades at the AFC Under-16 Championship that will be held later this year...
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USA: Gender gap, 2011

USA: Gender gap, 2011 | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

The gender pay gap reflects both the tendency of women to work in lower-paid occupations, and the tendency of men to earn more than women within occupations.

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Qui Va Garder Les Enfants ?

Qui Va Garder Les Enfants ? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Un webdocumentaire qui raconte comment, du matin au soir, les parents parviennent à concilier vie familiale et vie professionnelle. Un véritable marathon qui montre que la parité à la maison, ce n'est pas gagné.
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Increasingly, Men Seek Success in Jobs Dominated by Women

Increasingly, Men Seek Success in Jobs Dominated by Women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
As steady full-time jobs with benefits are increasingly elusive, more men are reaching for a chance at the American dream in female-dominated occupations.
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La polygamie redevient «in» en Afrique

La polygamie redevient «in» en Afrique | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Dans plusieurs pays d'Afrique noire, la polygamie regagne du terrain.
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Women on Cannes red carpet -- but not in directors' chairs

Women on Cannes red carpet -- but not in directors' chairs | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Women directed only 5% of the 250 highest-grossing domestic films last year...

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