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Oct 24 2012

That Grandmothers Were Crucial for Human Evolution!

Grandmothering was the initial step toward making us who we are. For years, anthropologists and evolutionary biologists have struggled to explain the existence of menopause, a life stage that humans do not share with our primate relatives. Why would it be beneficial for females to stop being able to have children with decades still left …

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Oct 24 2012

Colourful festival of polytheism in India

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India is celebrating Navratri or Durga puja, one of the biggest Hindu religious festivals. The festival is dedicated to the goddess Durga. She is depicted with multiple arms , carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion or tiger. She is often pictured as battling or slaying Mahishasura, the demon.

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Oct 21 2012

1400 years old superstitious ritual is performed by millions in the 21st century

‘Commit sins as much as you can,but perfom hajj before you die. I’ll forgive all your sins. No worries, you’ll go to heaven’ – God I think everybody knows the hajj story.

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Oct 20 2012

Lady pens! Lady pens!

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I did not know that Bic made pens for women! When I first heard about ‘Bic for her’, I could not believe it really happened, Bic really made lady pens! Bic describes the pen as having a “thin barrel to fit a women’s hand,” making it an “elegant design—just for her!” The Bic website also …

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Oct 10 2012

Humanity needs more Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai received Pakistan’s first National youth Peace Prize from Pakistan’s prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani. Malala’s diary when she was 11 years old in 2009: THURSDAY JANUARY 15: NIGHT FILLED WITH ARTILLERY FIRE The night was filled with the noise of artillery fire and I woke up three times. But since there was no …

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Oct 03 2012

Is this what Saudi Arabia wants?

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Oct 02 2012

Women do not exist.

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Ikea deleted women from the Saudi version of its furniture catalogue. Shame on Ikea!

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Oct 02 2012

Women are disappearing

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Aug 06 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Bina Shah

As a child in Pakistan, I grew up observing the lives of the women in my father’s family. Members of a type of religious nobility who claim lineage from the Prophet Muhammed, they followed the traditions of the Prophet’s wives and segregated themselves from all men outside their own blood relatives – a system known …

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