News in Asia

Here are some of the events and stories that have happened over the past week. [Trigger warnings for rape and violence.] Read More News in Asia

Friday News Bites: Teenage Brains! Supersized Saturn! Lady Ghostbusters!

Happy Friday, everyone! In addition to all the sciencin’ and entertainment news, we have some politics-related stories to cover, so let’s get started:

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This Week in Misogyny

Oh, dearies, it was another week of fuckery in the world. Between Rolling Stone throwing a source under the bus when inconsistencies rose in her story (cue gloating from the “false accusations!!1!” crowd), a misguided storyline on The Newsroom, and the usual assortment of random awfulness, it’s hard to see the good news. Of which there’s a little bit, partially in the form of Legos. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny

News in Asia: Workers’ Struggles Edition

For this week’s edition, I thought I’d highlight the struggles faced by workers around Asia and the various strikes taking place in different countries. I’ll also include a handful of other important events.  Read More News in Asia: Workers’ Struggles Edition

This Week in Misogyny Goes Hulksmash!

I wish I were here to bring you good news, but that’s in short supply this week. What I’ve got instead is abortion bullshit, rape apology/victim-blaming, more things that feminism has ruined, a Nice Guyâ„¢, and the woman who wants to feed him to sharks. Actually, that last story kinda made my day. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Goes Hulksmash!

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Dance Like You Mean It

This week had a strong mix of analysis, fun and dancing.

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Saudi Arabia and the Olympics: A Hesitant Step Forward

The 2012 Olympics are finally making sex equality a priority. For the first time in the history of the games, the International Olympic Council put pressure on every country to bring female delegates to compete. And it worked! The last three holdouts from the Beijing games in 2008–Brunei, Qatar and Saudi Arabia–succumbed to international leaning and submitted female athletes. Saudi Arabia was the last holdout. It took being threatened to be ousted from the Olympics for them to finally agree to send women–two women, in fact. Sarah Attah will be running the 800-meter, and Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani will be competing in Judo. Or, at least, she may be. Read More Saudi Arabia and the Olympics: A Hesitant Step Forward