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Category Archive: Women’s Rights

Mar 09 2014

My three tweets on Women’s Day!

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Nov 25 2013

End Violence Against Women

It is in our hands.

Nov 05 2013

Another patriarchal festival today in India. Bhai Phonta or Bhai Dooj.

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There are hundreds of patriarchal festivals in India. People are celebrating Bhai Phonta or Bhai Dooj or Bhai Tika or Bhai Beej today. On this day, sisters put a sandalwood paste or a vermilion mark on the forehead of their brothers and pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives, safety and success. …

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Aug 08 2013

Not long ago….

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Once upon a time but not long ago, women didn’t have the voting right. Most people were against women’s voting right and their right to education. In some parts of the word, women had the right to education, even they had the right to work, but they did not have the right to vote. American …

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Jul 28 2013

‘Burka Avenger’

Bina Shah is a Pakistani feminist writer. She expressed her opinions on Burka Avenger. Burka Avenger is a new TV cartoon series for children. The main character of Burka Avenger is a woman, mild-mannered schoolteacher by day, superhero by night, who wears a burka in order to fight villains in her village. The villains try …

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Jul 24 2013

Salute to the brave girl!

11 year old Yemeni girl Nada Al Ahdal escaped arranged marriage. My grandmother was given in marriage when she was 9. My mother was forced to marry when she was 10. My grandmother could not escape her arranged marriage. My mother could not. Hundreds of thousands of girls who are victims of child marriage can …

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Jul 16 2013

‘Women are like tamarinds’.

Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi is a very powerful man in Bangladesh. This Deobandi scholar has a huge followers. A few months ago he called for a general strike, half a million people came to the street to occupy Dhaka. In his new public meeting, he spoke against women’s rights. Speaking against women and their rights …

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Jun 27 2013

Free Femen

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Caroline Fourest, the courageous French writer and journalist and I have joined a Tunisian secularists’ demonstration held in Paris day before yesterday. We showed our solidarity towards Tunisian secularists and Amina as well. We have been campaigning for Amina,the Tunisian Femen activist. FREE FEMEN Francois Hollande, the President of France is going to visit Tunisia …

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May 17 2013

Misogyny knows no bounds

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First, a top general blames ‘hookup mentality’ for the Air Force’s massive sexual assault problem . Then,  Hong Kong’s security minister   said   that women should avoid drinking too much if they don’t want to get raped.  He said, “Some of these cases also involved the victims being raped after drinking quite a lot of alcohol. So …

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May 15 2013

Life is more important than boobs!

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‘Angelina Jolie wrote on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times that she had tested positive for a genetic mutation known as BRCA1, which left her with an exceedingly high risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. Her mother died at 56 after nearly a decade with cancer. After genetic counseling, Ms. Jolie opted …

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