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Glass Houses:Raped and Victim-Blaming in the Western World #Vaw

02 Wednesday Jan 2013 Posted by Falguni A. Sheth in Feminism Orientalism, Rape, Rape Culture, Victim-Blaming Apparently the U.S., unlike India, has moved past its own backward history of victim-blaming. Apparently, I am to believe, according to the New York Timesand Nicholas Kristof, that it is India which must deal with… Continue Reading →

Gerda Lerner, a Feminist and Historian, Dies at 92 #Obituary

“Fireweed: a Political Autobiography”/Temple University Press Gerda Lerner and her husband, Carl, in 1966, at her graduation from Columbia with a doctorate.   By WILLIAM GRIMES Published: January 3, 2013 Enlarge This Image Andy Manis for The New York Times Gerda… Continue Reading →

Starving for Recognition: The Plight of Palestinian Political Prisoners

Saturday, 15 December 2012 00:00 By Pam Bailey, Truthout | Op-Ed   Palestinian and israeli protesters demonstrate in support of hunger striking prisoners. (Photo: Rina Castelnuovo / The New York Times) Truthout combats corporatization by bringing you trustworthy news: click here… Continue Reading →

Medicare Is Faulted on Shift to Electronic Records

From the New York Times November 29, 2012 By REED ABELSON The conversion to electronic medical records — a critical piece of the Obama administration’s plan for health care reform — is “vulnerable” to fraud and abuse because of the failure of Medicare officials to… Continue Reading →

Fukushima–Hopes of Home Fade Among Japan’s Displaced

AIZU-WAKAMATSU JOURNAL Ko Sasaki for The New York Times The community center of a temporary housing complex in Aizu-Wakamatsu, where some fled after last year’s nuclear disaster. By MARTIN FACKLER Published: November 25, 2012 AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Japan — As cold northerly winds sprinkle… Continue Reading →

#Greece: Free speech faces abyss #FOE #FOS #Censorship #Media

The arrest of editor Kostas Vaxevanis for exposing alleged tax cheats is just the latest attack on free speech in Greece. Democracy itself is now in danger, say Asteris Masouras and Veroniki Krikoni UPDATE: Since this article was published, journalist… Continue Reading →

Allen Ginsberg: ‘The Ballad of the Skeletons’ #sundayreading

The Nation | October 23, 2012 The late Allen Ginsberg first published his poem “The Ballad of the Skeletons” in the pages of this magazine in 1995. A portrait of our world of contradictions, the poem was set to music… Continue Reading →

The Girl Who Changed Pakistan: #Malala Yousafzai #mustread

by Shehrbano Taseer Oct 22, 2012 Shehrbano Taseer takes an insider’s look at the 15-year-old girl who may finally turn the tide on extremism. The teenage girls chatted to each other and their teachers as the school bus rattled along the country… Continue Reading →

Circumcision is good? #WTFnews

  NYT News Service Sep 2, 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics has shifted its stance on infant male circumcision , announcing this week that new research, including studies in Africa suggesting that the procedure may protect heterosexual men against HIV,… Continue Reading →

” Women empowerment” linked to ‘ Healthy Hair ‘ ? #WTF advertising

  Advertising’s new poster girls: Feminists Malini Nair | August 11, 2012, Times Crest TRESS BIEN: Male bashing and hair care in one go An ad campaign for beauty products links empowerment to healthy hair – and sparks off a mighty ruckus…. Continue Reading →

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