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The Go Topless 'protest movement' organised to claim women's 'equality' to be topless was held this Sunday in California, USA. The sceptical tone with which WVoN reported this story has been reiterated today by Julie Bindel writing for the Guardian.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The lawyer of the two women who reported being sexually attacked by the founder of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has issued a statement asserting that the women are not part of any conspiracy against Assange. The statement came in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Data from the UK'a Health Protection Agency (HPA) indicates a worrying increase in sexually transmitted infections with sexual health clinics reporting a record number of 482,700 cases in 2009, which is an increase of around 12,000 on the previous year.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Women's Views on News
On this morning's Today programme, Anna Bird, Head of Policy of the Fawcett Society and Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs Mark Littlewood analyse whether the coalition's claim to be progressive is under threat from the IFS report... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter has demanded a public inquiry into the year-long investigation of Robert Pickton, who was convicted of second-degree murder of at least six women in Downtown Eastside, Vancouver (Canada). The organisation alleges that the laxity... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Kudos to Ms Shireen! I would only like to point out that there seems to be some confusion regarding where the university is. It is not a Bangladeshi university, it is an Indian university in Kolkata, West Bengal.
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A study conducted by Christin Munsch, a sociology doctorate candidate at Cornell University has found that men who earn less than their female partner are more likely to cheat on her. But men whose partners were more dependent on them... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Commenting on the the picture of Bibi Aisha on the latest Time magazine cover, Ann Jones reflects on the double bind in which Afghan women find themselves. Writing for the Nation, Jones does not see any logical basis for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Women's Views on News
It is estimated that 50,000 women a year start families on their own, according to Mikki Morrissette, founder of the Minnesota-based online forum Choice Moms. The trend seems to be kicking in with increases in the number of financially independent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Using postmenopausal hormone therapy for more than 15 years increases a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, particularly among leaner women according to research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. The research, conducted by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Mission Possible, a charity based in Vancouver, Canada, has started a double target programme. The charity is collecting discarded soaps and lotions from several hotels and hiring Downtown Eastside women to repackage them for donations around the world. Brian Postlewait,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
As reported here on WVoN, the Atlantic magazine's latest issue caused quite a stir with its cover story: 'The End of Men', in which Hanna Rosin charted the progress made by women's equality and asked 'What if equality isn’t the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Two days after Iran announced that the 43 year old woman sentenced to death by stoning will not be executed during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (read the WVoN report), an Iranian court has postponed its final verdict. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Guardian journalist Hannah Pool narrates her attempt to experience the largely male dominated world of stage comedy by participating in a Funny Women workshop in London. The workshops, founded by Lynne Parker, aim to "help women explore their funny side"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Data published by Statistics Canada (reported in the Montreal Gazette) has revealed that male professors in Canadian universities on average earn higher salaries than their female colleagues — with the discrepancy reaching to more than $20,000 at some institutions. University... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, recently visited Imo State, where she spoke about increased women’s participatiion in the nation’s politics, Nigeria Tribune reports. Mrs. Jonathan is arguing for 35 per cent reservation for women in all political... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
No matter how much we are told that feminism is dead, our everyday experiences seem to speak otherwise. Susie Orbach reminds us of the glorious history of feminism and of the need to ensure change for women (and men) around... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
I don't know how this one made it into the news pages - it's not a huge study nor is it the first of its kind. A psychologist is claiming that the theory 'Men are from Mars, Women are from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, a study comes along claiming that both men and women agree that men make better bosses! David Brown of UKJobs.net, which conducted the research among 3,000 employees, said: "Incredibly both men... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Israeli High Court of Justice on Wednesday instructed the state to examine the absence of women on the Turkel committee probing the Gaza flotilla raid in May. It has further ordered the appointment of at least one female member... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Cardiff Feminist Network has launched a campaign against the opening of a 'Hooters' restaurant in the city, Wales Online reported. 'Hooters' is a US restaurant chain and gets its name from their trademark cheerleader-like waitresses. William McTaggart, who owns... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
A Hong Kong court is reviewing a government move to restrict a transgender woman from marrying her male partner in the first such case in the city's legal system, according to a report by the China Daily. The woman, identified... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The BBC has posted a collection of photographs called 'Through the Eyes' put together by a group of Saudi women. These women photographers are attempting to give the world a glimpse of their culture through these images published in a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
According to the Daily Mail, the average woman spends more than two-and-a-half years of her adult life cooking. The average man, by comparison, spends less than one-and-a-half years in the kitchen. Also, more than eight out of ten women spend... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Thousands of women and girls in Argentina suffer needlessly every year because of negligent or abusive reproductive health care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 53-page report, "Illusions of Care: Lack of Accountability for Reproductive Rights... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News