The body of civil law enacted with Western assistance and the classic Islamic code of Shariah protect the rights of women not to be forced into marriage. Tribal codes do not.
Social Media Slant 4 Good
Let's use social media to promote global awareness!
Curated by Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
You can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more.
Twitter is finally caving in to requests:
This is a very good thing, IMO. People were confused by the rule...
A publication in Pakistan is taking an aggressive approach to stressing the importance of press freedoms—by helping readers better understand the unpleasantness of having their own words inverted. The Daily Times and agency Grey Singapore wanted to drive home the dangers of censorship with their "Free My Voice" campaign.
We've all heard of the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram account that flaunts the lifestyle of a shamelessly rich group of kids in Iran, or of playboy Dan Bilzerian, who shares snaps of his life of guns, cars, and half-naked models. There are many more such examples.
The divide between the global “haves” and “have-nots” also has not closed in the 21st century. In 2001, 86% of the world’s poor and low-income people lived in Africa and Asia-South Pacific, compared with 7% in North America and Europe. At the same time, only 6% of high-income people lived in Africa and Asia-South Pacific, compared with 91% in North America and Europe.
Blogging for business doesn't just help you get more business - it also helps you improve your own business acumen
I definitely agree with Suzan St Maur here: Blogging makes you a better listener.
In my ten years as a blogger, I have learnt more about audience than any webinar!
Man gives attention to a woman. Woman expresses her lack of desire for said attention. Man immediately turns hostile.
Unfortunately, it’s a dynamic as old as time — or at the very least, as old as Internet chat rooms. And anyone looking at BuzzFeed staff writer Grace Spelman’s Twitter feed on Monday saw said dynamic play out as Spelman tweeted her unsolicited, increasingly hostile correspondence with former “MuggleCast” host Ben Schoen.
This 1855 brochure for a New Orleans slave auction staged by the firm of J.A. Beard & May shows how dealers represented the personal qualities, work history, and physical attributes of enslaved people who were up for sale. In this auction, two plantations' labor "gangs" were to be split up...
Pioneering activist and cultural theorist Jean Kilbourne has been studying the image of women in advertising for over 40 years. In this rapid-fire, passionate, and highly entertaining talk, she discusses the experiences that inspired her to create this new field and vividly illustrates how these images affect us all. You'll never look at an ad in the same way again.