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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 11 2012

Stela’s Story.

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Stella Marr was a prostitute in New York City for almost ten years. Then a London-based Oxford professor gave her a grand piano, a beautiful condominium across from Lincoln Center, and kept her for nearly two years. She sold the condo, using the money to finish her BA at Barnard College, Columbia University where she …

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Jun 11 2012

The male dominated world was against women’s education

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Kalighat Painting, “Woman Striking Man With Broom,” Calcutta, India, 1875 Kalighat Painting, Role changed. Man is nursing his wife. Calcutta, India. 1875 These are famous Kalighat paintings. Once upon a time women did not have the right to get an education. Male-dominated world prevented women from becoming educated. Women in Bengal got the right to …

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Jun 10 2012

Violence against women by male intimate partners

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”Each culture has its sayings and songs about the importance of home, and the comfort and security to be found there. Yet for many women, home is a place of pain and humiliation.” ‘Violence against women is both a consequence and a cause of gender inequality.’ NCADV says, ‘Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical …

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Jun 09 2012

Shame on women!

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Even educated women still practice various customs, cultures and traditions that are anti-women. Mangalsutra A woman wears Mangalsutra, a black beads necklace, for her husband’s health and well-being. Would a man wear a Mangalsutra for his wife’s health and well-being? Hell no! Sindoor Married women wear vermilion or Sindoor on the forehead and along the …

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Jun 07 2012

Is Female Genital Mutilation only practiced in Africa? No.

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There are more than 130 million victims of Female Genital Mutilation in the world! Do we need more? Not only in Africa, Female Genital Mutilation is practiced in Asia too. A large number of Bohra Muslim women in India and Pakistan are being genitally mutilated in secrecy. World Health Organization says: Female genital mutilation has …

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Jun 06 2012

Sexism Sells, But We’re Not Buying It

This is an old video on sexism. Videos get old, but sexism never gets old or outdated. Please watch this video if you haven’t watched yet and please don’t forget to Report Sexism in the Media.

Jun 06 2012

Did you ever think of sexualizing penile cancer, dude?

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Many women have been fighting against sexualizing breast cancer. They are saying: ‘Sexualizing breast cancer reduces the serious disease to the realm of popular trends and reducing women to the quality of their physical appearance (again!). It probably implies that a woman without breasts is not a woman at all, making it so vital that …

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Jun 05 2012

Bride Burning: Men burn their wives to death if wives are unable to give them money and materials.

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Violence against women can take many forms, from humiliation, harassment, and exploitation to torture and murder. One of the most heinous and shocking forms of violence against women is bride burning. It is practiced in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Men douse their wives in kerosene and set them on fire. The question is instead of …

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Jun 03 2012

We have enough Muhammad Cartoons. Why not some burqa cartoons?

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We have seen a lot of Muhammad cartoons. But I think burqa cartoons are funnier. “I’m quite pleased with your new appearance. Now you are finally behaving like a proper woman!” Pardon the delay, I didn’t know what to wear.

Jun 03 2012

The Living Dead

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Once upon a time widows were burned alive on their dead husband’s funeral pyres. It was believed that if a widow burn herself to death soon after her husband died, her husband would go to heaven and all his sins would be gone with the wind. Suttee or sati (“good woman” or “chaste wife”) was …

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