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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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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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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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News Flash: Shacking Up Does Not Lead to More Divorce

News Flash: Shacking Up Does Not Lead to More Divorce | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

This weekend, the New York Times ran a story called "The Downside of Cohabiting Before Marriage" and conservatives instantly seized on it as more proof of the obvious perils of modern, licentious existence. Complaining about “the downsides of cohabitation” is a total waste of time. Everyone lives together now before getting married. By Hanna Rosin. 

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Spanking goes mainstream

Spanking goes mainstream | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

It is intriguing that huge numbers of women are eagerly consuming myriad and disparate fantasies of submission at a moment when women are ascendant in the workplace, when they make up almost 60 percent of college students, when they are close to surpassing men as breadwinners, with four in 10 working women now outearning their husbands. Katie Roiphe on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and the curious case of the modern woman's retro bedroom fantasy.

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Usa: The gender divide

Usa: The gender divide | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Although women constitute 44 percent of the American workforce, they still fail to get paid as much as men. By Brian McGill. 

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Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Ashley Judd’s 'puffy' appearance sparked a viral media frenzy. But, the speculation is a misogynistic assault, the actress writes, and it’s time to change the conversation.

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Brésil: la présidente “Doña” Dilma et ses deux maris

Brésil: la présidente “Doña” Dilma et ses deux maris | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Le chef de l’Etat est une femme émancipée. Divorcée deux fois, elle n’a eu besoin de personne pour accéder à la plus haute magistrature. On ne parle pas souvent de ses deux maris, mais Perfil a dressé leur portrait.
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Hollywood’s over-40 brigade is stealing the limelight

Hollywood’s over-40 brigade is stealing the limelight | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Hollywood’s over-40 brigade is stealing the limelight these days, flaunting its un-Photoshopped smile lines like never before. Under-30 celebs would surely register their surprise – if only they could move their faces

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Bangladesh: Success in a land known for disasters

Bangladesh: Success in a land known for disasters | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
When it comes to the position of women, Bangladesh has made progress that would be unthinkable in many other Muslim societies.
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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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Study: Women in Asia lag behind men in pay, power

Study: Women in Asia lag behind men in pay, power | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The 2 billion women living in Asia are still paid less than men for similar work and are extremely underrepresented in top leadership positions, even in wealthy countries such as Japan, according to a report issued...
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The gender pay gap

The gender pay gap | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Because of this gap women working full time are able to afford less education, housing, transportation, food, and health care for themselves and their families than their male counterparts. As a result women and female-headed households are more likely to be in poverty and less likely to have health insurance.

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"Your Rape Fantasy Is Boring, Katie Roiphe"

"Your Rape Fantasy Is Boring, Katie Roiphe" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Katie Roiphe, a well-to-do white woman who will not shut up, has a case of mortal ennui which is relieved only by publishing cretinous trolling articles which draw sweeping pseudopsychological conclusions about womankind from a small handful of...
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The richer sex (is men)

The richer sex (is men) | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Time‘s cover story this week is adapted from The Richer Sex, a forthcoming book by Liza Mundy. Glad to see an article with a positive take on the idea of equality (for middle class straight couples, at least) without focusing on the demise of men. By Philip N. Cohen

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‘The Richer Sex,’ by Liza Mundy

‘The Richer Sex,’ by Liza Mundy | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A journalist argues that the increasing number of female breadwinners will change American culture.
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Sweden’s new gender-neutral pronoun: Hen

Sweden’s new gender-neutral pronoun: Hen | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
By most people’s standards, Sweden is a paradise for liberated women. It has the highest proportion of working women in the world, and women earn about two-thirds of all degrees.
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Arab women blaze trails in start-ups

Arab women blaze trails in start-ups | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Last month's ArabNet conference in Lebanon featured an unusually high number of tech start-up pitches from women, countering the image that women in the Middle East are subjugated and oppressed.
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Saudi women to study politics at national universities

Saudi women to study politics at national universities | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Saudi Ministry of Higher Education told colleges across the Kingdom on Saturday to enroll female students in their political science departments.

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