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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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In Egypt, The High Cost Of Romance Is Crippling Hopes Of Marriage

In Egypt, The High Cost Of Romance Is Crippling Hopes Of Marriage | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Egypt's financial crisis has led to double-digit inflation with lasting repercussions. Rising prices make marriage unaffordable for tens of thousands of Egyptians — and not only those who are poor.
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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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Women as the breadwinners: Turning the traditional model of gender roles in marriage on its head

Women as the breadwinners: Turning the traditional model of gender roles in marriage on its head | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

In the last few decades, women have come to gradually outpace men in education. And as this outpacing across North America only seems to accelerate, working women are poised to eclipse men as the primary household breadwinners — a cultural shift that is changing the dynamics between husband and wife, turning the traditional model of gender roles in marriage on its head. By @sarahboesveld in the National Post

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In Iran, divorce soars, stirring fears of society in crisis

In Iran, divorce soars, stirring fears of society in crisis | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The rate has tripled, but more surprising is women’s willingness to use the legal system to escape marriages.
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India: Why some couples can't admit how they met

India: Why some couples can't admit how they met | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Young people in India have traditionally had their marriages arranged by their families but some are taking control of their own love lives.
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What happens when you give a woman documentary filmmaker a camera

What happens when you give a woman documentary filmmaker a camera | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

In Pushpa Rawat’s 'Nirnay' a first-time director asks uncomfortable questions about choice.

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Rich Mom, Poor Dad: Women become breadwinners

Rich Mom, Poor Dad: Women become breadwinners | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
NPR's Jennifer Ludden reviews Liza Mundy's new book, The Richer Sex, which argues that as women out-earn men, the balance of power will shift in the dating scene, the marriage market and family life.
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A modern Indian woman's struggle with arranged-marriage

A modern Indian woman's struggle with arranged-marriage | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

For Indians, there’s no way to escape thinking about marriage, eventually.

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Indian village bans unmarried women from using mobiles

Indian village bans unmarried women from using mobiles | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

An Indian village has banned unmarried women from using mobile phones for fear.... they will arrange forbidden marriages. 

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