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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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Obama Says Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

Obama Says Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
By publicly endorsing same-sex marriage in a television interview, the president took a definitive stand on one of the most contentious and politically charged social issues of the day.
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Niger is worst country to be a mother, says report

Niger is worst country to be a mother, says report | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Niger's current food crisis and high levels of maternal mortality place African nation bottom of Save the Children's list...
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Hillary Clinton Boldly Goes Before the Cameras with No Makeup on

Hillary Clinton Boldly Goes Before the Cameras with No Makeup on | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton has been especially busy this week, traveling to China and India and accomplishing all sorts of important tasks.
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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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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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Going Solo: A Brief History of Living Alone and the Enduring Social Stigma Around Singletons

Going Solo: A Brief History of Living Alone and the Enduring Social Stigma Around Singletons | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
"Despite its prevalence, living alone is one of the least discussed and, consequently, most poorly understood issues of our time." In the...
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Les hommes disent "perdre leurs repères" face à la montée des femmes

Les hommes disent "perdre leurs repères" face à la montée des femmes | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Paru dans LeMonde.fr, par Gaëlle Dupont : "L'ambivalence des hommes face à la montée des femmes dans l'entreprise" "Faire émerger des paroles d'hommes sur la question de l'égalité entre hommes et femmes, à la fois dans l'entreprise et dans la vie...
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It's Not That I Don't Want Children. Exactly.

It's Not That I Don't Want Children. Exactly. | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
It's not that I want a child - or that I don't. It's more that I don't know. How could I lack an answer for such a fundamental choice?

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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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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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