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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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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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Longtime women's activist Banda sworn in as Malawi president

Longtime women's activist Banda sworn in as Malawi president | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Joyce Banda took charge of Malawi on Saturday despite concerns over a succession struggle after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika. - CNN.com

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Brazil: Anarkia Boladona, "pixadora" and feminist

Brazil: Anarkia Boladona, "pixadora" and feminist | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

“My name is Panmela Castro, better known as Anarkia. I created a graffiti project to educate women about the Lei Maria da Penha (it protects women from domestic violence) that was a great success. After this a group of us female grafitieiras created a network called Rede Nami – Feminist Urban Art Network – that uses graffiti to promote the rights of women."


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Être mère célibataire en Tunisie

Être mère célibataire en Tunisie | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Depuis plus de dix ans l’association Amal pour la famille et l’enfant aide les mères célibataires. Par Sana Sbouaï, Nawaat.

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Saudi princess: What I'd change about my country

Saudi princess: What I'd change about my country | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Princess Basma Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz, the daughter of Saudi Arabia's former ruler King Saud, says there are many things about the country she would like to change - but now is not the time for women to be given the right to drive.
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Women as Primary Breadwinner? Black Women Know All About It

Women as Primary Breadwinner? Black Women Know All About It | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Black Women Have Long Been Primary Breadwinners... By J. Bryan Lowder

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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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Usa: Workplace pregnancy discrimination cases on the rise

Usa: Workplace pregnancy discrimination cases on the rise | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Hundreds of women, many in low-paying jobs, see their paychecks disappear right after they tell their bosses of their pregnancies. Their stories recently were highlighted at an EEOC hearing on pregnancy discrimination. Nationwide in fiscal 2011, women filed 5,797 complaints with the EEOC alleging pregnancy discrimination at work or in hiring, a 23 percent increase from fiscal 2005.

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Aurelien Junner, artiste, malmène les couvertures des magasines

Aurelien Junner, artiste, malmène les couvertures des magasines | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
French born, Barcelona based artist and designer, Aurelian Junner, sent us his latest personal body of work, a photographic reflection on the function of...
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Brazil: Where oil and women mix powerfully

Brazil: Where oil and women mix powerfully | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, has made it her priority to secure leadership positions for women.
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Telling women's stories: Documentaries made by Indian women

Telling women's stories: Documentaries made by Indian women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

The documentary genre is thriving in India, especially films made by women directors.
By Anita Anand, Mail Online India

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