So, this week we’ve got China making moves in the South China Sea, a refugee crisis out of Afghanistan, election drama, and South Korea playing Algeria in the World Cup, among other things.
Tag: women’s rights
This week’s edition is full of quick links as I’m in the middle of making lasagna for the New England portion of the family who are used to the good stuff. Wish me luck! Also, trigger warnings for rape and violence.
This edition of News in Asia concentrates on Afghanistan, but includes news from other countries, too.
The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar concluded in Galway last week with a verdict of medical misadventure. The day of the verdict would have been her 5th wedding anniversary.
This week’s edition of news from Asia has contains progress in women’s rights in India, a possible step back in South Korea and changes in the drone program in Pakistan. Plus, other news from around the continent.
Details of one report into Savita Halappanavar’s death point to medical mistakes and legal issues.
[Trigger warning for discussion of rape.]
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 […]
Ruth Bader Ginsberg (or RBG, as I affectionately call her in my mind) is a serious badass on the U.S. Supreme Court. Seriously, if I were a poet, I would write an ode to her. Instead, I’m going to give you a bulleted list of her awesomeness.
Private members’ bills are a bit of a mixed bag in Canadian Parliament. Most of them are sensible business from the opposition parties, like calling for a national transit strategy (which is sorely needed), but it’s also the airing ground for bills from the fringes of the governing party. Last Thursday, Conservative MP for Kitchener-Centre […]
Rick Santorum May Be Our Friend
I am, by birth, a political junkie and, I suspect that once the dust clears and the Republicans have settled on their candidate I will begin to pay closer attention to what the candidates are saying. That said, it is not possible to ignore some of the more glaringly obvious nitwiticisms that have been spoken […]
Before we get in to this week’s column, I’d like to congratulate Saving Face, a documentary about acid attacks in Pakistan, for winning an Oscar last night. I strongly hope the success of this film brings attention (and, you know, funding) to the prevention of acid attacks and support to people who are survivors of […]
This week in International Women’s Issues, I’m focusing on Yemen. Why? Because, time and time again, Yemen holds the title of The Worst Place in the World To Live if You are a Woman. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this ignoble distinction, which I will examine. There are also, happily, a […]
Badass Ladies of History: Luisa Capetillo
Luisa Capetillo was one of Puerto Rico’s most recognized labor organizers and women’s rights activists. A woman beyond her time, she was a writer, a feminist, a labor leader and an anarchist, who struggled not only to bring change to the emrging labor movement in Puerto Rico, but also as a woman who worked to […]
The mystical pregnancy is a cheap ploy that almost always serves to completely remove the character”™s identity as anything but a vessel for the being inside her. Even worse, very rarely does the character gain her identity back, derailing any character development that had previously taken place.