Posts Tagged ‘ World ’

Op-Ed: Nicholas Kristof and the Politics of Writing About Women’s Oppression in Darker Nations

March 3, 2013
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Op-Ed: Nicholas Kristof and the Politics of Writing About Women’s Oppression in Darker Nations

By Sunil Bhatia On February 13, 2013, Nicholas Kristof gave a talk at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. His talk, titled Striving for Global Justice, was based on his bestselling book and documentary, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World Wide. I applaud Kristof and co-author Sheryl WuDunn for focusing on three crucial...
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On Beyoncé, Benedict, and the Volition of Women

March 1, 2013
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By Lisa O’Neill At a school mass at my all girls’ Catholic High School, the priest said a homily about chastity, and in particular, sex before marriage. “Let’s say you are about to get married and you are going give your husband a gift, the gift of yourself and your sexuality,” he said. I...
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Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Music, Politics, Religion, U.S., World, Youth | 8 Comments »

Op-Ed: The Dangerous Limits of Race at the Academy Awards

February 24, 2013
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Op-Ed: The Dangerous Limits of Race at the Academy Awards

By Roya Rastegar We are far from a “post-racial” society. The films nominated for Best Adapted or Original Screenplays reveal an intensifying compulsion to engage race in America. Beasts of the Southern Wild. Lincoln. Django Unchained. Argo. Zero Dark Thirty. Flight. The high profile of these films positions them at the nexus of popular...
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Woman's Work

February 21, 2013
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Woman's Work

Depending on the promise, girls pack differently. Girls from the north, known for their beautiful pale skin created out of long winters will pack their resignation. After all, with every bad harvest, their older sisters had left, one by one. That’s how it’s been for many generations. That’s how it worked up north, where...
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Oscar Pistorius: Salvaging the Super Crip Narrative

February 19, 2013
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Oscar Pistorius: Salvaging the Super Crip Narrative

That prosecutors have charged double-amputee track athlete Oscar Pistorius with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has made headlines throughout the world. Together with fellow South Africans and many others, I have been attempting to make sense of the unfolding tragedy. From the vantage point of a black crip feminist, I am both...
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Talking Vultures, Humans, and Warm Flesh with Charles Bowden

February 18, 2013
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Talking Vultures, Humans, and Warm Flesh with Charles Bowden

By Alice Driver Some people we know only through their words. And so it was with author Charles Bowden and his images of bloated bodies, scurrying rats, of air so hot that a single match would light it on fire, images of savagery inverted into beauty that came with the uncomfortable awareness of the...
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Posted in Economy, Immigration, Politics, Region, U.S., Violence, World, Writing | 8 Comments »

Simposio de la Feminización de las Migraciones y Derechos Humanos: Signing a Pact for the Future

February 14, 2013
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Simposio de la Feminización de las Migraciones y Derechos Humanos: Signing a Pact for the Future

Today is not only Valentine’s day or Día V, the day against violence against women, but it marks an interesting moment in Mexican national policy. As a participant in the Simpoio Internacional de Feminización de las Migraciones y Derechos Humanos at the Centro de Estudios Economicos at the UNAM in Mexico City, it has...
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Can We End Violence Against Women and Girls?

February 4, 2013
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Can We End Violence Against Women and Girls?

By Soma Chaudhuri Violence against women and girls is pervasive in today’s world. The Feminist Wire recently published several articles and one Op-Ed, showcasing in particular a range of critical responses to the gang rape and death of a 23-year old Delhi student last December. These articles—taken together as a cohesive forum on the...
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Op-Ed: Women, Rape, and Lack of Toilets

February 3, 2013
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Op-Ed: Women, Rape, and Lack of Toilets

By Sunil Bhatia In the aftermath of the gruesome gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapist in New Delhi, the Government of India set up a committee on anti-rape laws so a new Charter of Rights can be granted to victims of sexual offence. The committee, headed by the Supreme Court Justice Verma,...
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Some Concluding Thoughts on Violence Against Women in the U.S. and India

February 2, 2013
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Some Concluding Thoughts on Violence Against Women in the U.S. and India

By Julie A. Hagstrom My perspective comes from a long career as a community and statewide advocate for domestic and sexual violence victims in Michigan. Having also worked on evaluation and public policy oriented projects in the U.S., I appreciate and foster a multi-disciplinary approach to discussing and thinking about gendered violence. Violence against...
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