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Hardly comical…

Noted cartoonist Scott Adams (Dilbert) authored a post on his blog earlier this month covering what he termed as men’s rights, including a “laundry list” of examples where men’s rights are encroached on by, or in deference to, women.  Most … Continue reading

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Women as Global Actors III – Summer Course Open at NYU

New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies is now accepting registrations for the summer course, Women as Global Actors III: Conflict and Peacebuilding. The course is slated to run on Tuesdays, from 6:45-8:30pm for 8 sessions, beginning on … Continue reading

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Iman al-Obeidi seized by government forces after claiming rape

Iman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman who drew international attention and concern after reporting to journalists that she was raped by pro-government militia members, is being held hostage at Gadhafi headquarters in Tripoli, according to a statement by her mother. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42301603/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/

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Afghan Torture Victim Bibi Aisha’s Father-in-Law Arrested

News reports out of Afghanistan indicate that the father-in-law of a disfigured Afghan woman has been arrested and is being questioned by police in relation to her brutal assault. Nineteen year old Bibi Aisha had her ears and nose sliced … Continue reading

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Another look at “us” vs “them”

Like most of our class, I’ve been interested in the discussion revolving around honor killings. The mere idea that someone could take another person’s life because they felt they had been shamed or dishonored was really almost unbelievable to me.  … Continue reading

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Hallyu

One of the things that we’ll discuss in class tonight is the concept of Hallyu, and its impact on women, particularly in the Middle East. Below are some links to articles that I found informative in researching this topic. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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