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This is a weird one - from the Daily Mail of course. Where else? Allaetin Can, a Turkish man in New Zealand who has been accused of choking, kicking and hitting his wife has said that they were simply performing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Close to the Burmese border in Mae Ra Ma Luang camp,Thailand, the Karen Young Women Leadership School has been set up to teach young women from the Karen community a unique mix of political and practical skills. Funded by donations... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Hooters, a US bar chain known for the skimpy outfits worn by its female staff, is planning to open a restaurant in Cardiff. Cardiff Feminist Network, however, is opposed to the move, saying that it would bring more antisocial behaviour... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Women's Views on News
An 18 year old Hungarian student has sold her virginity on eBay for £200,000 in an attempt to eradicate her family’s debt. The woman, who is only known by the title ‘Miss Spring’ has sold her virginity to a man... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Women's Views on News
A story from the New Zealand Herald today reports that good-looking women face discrimination when it comes to applying for 'masculine' jobs, such as prison guards and construction supervisors. Good-looking women did, however, have an advantage over their less attractive... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Korea Times reports that sexual assaults on disabled women in Korea are increasing at an alarming rate. The number of cases reported to the Women with Disabilities Empathy jumped from 510 in 2008 to 838 in 2009 and 570... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Mary Robinson in the Huffington Post suggests that we should use Sierra Leone as a model when it comes to tackling gender based violence and maternity mortality rates. In her article, Robinson says that during the ten-year review of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Guardian has a story about migrant women who come to the UK looking for jobs as domestic workers, but who are turned into virtual slaves. Many of these women are abused by their employers after coming to this country... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning, has spoken out about the lies and false accusations made by the authorities in Tehran. In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, she tells them that the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Women's Views on News
David Miliband has stated in his Labour leader manifesto that he will ensure that women make up a third of the shadow ministers, according to the London Evening Standard. After backing all-female shortlists, he is determined to revolutionise politics by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
UK Catholic Women's Ordination (CWO) has joined forces with London Transport, as 10 buses from August 30th to September 30th will carry slogans which read 'Pope Benedict Ordain Women Now'. The campaign will co-incide with the Pope's visit to London... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Indian women's hockey team coach, M K Kaushik, has resigned after being involved in sexual harassment claims levelled against him by a player. Ranjita Devi, a member of the senior national team, has submitted a claim of sexual harassment... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Following the attempted replacement of the Quinnipiac University women's volleyball team with a cheerleading squad, a judge has ruled that young women are not given equal rights to young men when it comes to sport. The judge ruled that the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Cristina Fernandez, Argentina's woman president has legalised gay marriages in Argentina, making the country the first in Latin America. The law states that homosexual couples will now have the same rights as hetrosexual couples, including the ability to inherit property... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
There is a rather infuriating piece in the Sun today by 'Dr Keith' who talks about people who are too thin. In a rather patronising and sometimes offensive way, he suggests that because the media focuses so much attention on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Today, the Guardian reports that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who narrowly escaped death by stoning, has been forced to divulge the names of people campaigning for her relase. The 43-year-old mother of two has been interrogated inside Tabriz... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Japan Today has reported the story of ­­­­­­­­­­­­ Ari Fuji, who has become the first woman captain in Japan. Despite issues with her height and having to go to America get her pilot’s licence, Fuji carried out her first commercial... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Auckland University Rugby Football club are under scrutiny and criticism after hiring topless women to parade around their pretest luncheon yesterday. In an attempt to both raise money and carry out PR for the club, the topless women were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
There is a great article in The Hindu today about the unequal gender bias in sports, particularly football. Kalpana Sharma asks why women's football is not as popular as men's football despite both sexes having the ability to play. She... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Every second Friday, since 1919 a group of women from Australia get together to discuss reading and writing. Now celebrating the 91st anniversary of the Mont Albert Reading Circle, The Age looks at the formation of the group and how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Times of India today has an article which explores the rise of Islamic Feminism. It explores the different types of activism which is taking place and the reactions of the community. To read the article, view it here Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Alice Hopkiss, a six year old from Oxfordshire lived with a Berlin heart - an artificial heart - for 228 days, which the Telegraph reports, is longer than anyone else in Britain. Alice was given an artificial heart at Great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
According to the Telegraph,scientists have discovered that soy sauce may be the key to help symptoms of the menopause. Research has been carried out in Japan, where studies have found that women who eat soy sauce regularly as part of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Julia Perez, also known as 'Jupe', an Indonesian celebrity largely known for her revealing attire amongst the largely Muslim population, is to run for deputy district head, says CNN. The 29 year old is a distributor of condoms for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The BBC has revealed the outcomes of a survey carried out to explore sexual harassment in the Indian capital Delhi. The survey of 5,010 women and men in Delhi, carried out by has provided extremely worrying outcomes. Entitled, "Safe City... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Women's Views on News