Month: November 2009

Today’s Politician’s Wife Is No Longer Standing By Her Man

Remember the way it use to be? Shamed politician stands at podium, admitting affair, acknowledging homosexuality, while his disgraced wife stands loyally by his side. Anyone who didn’t know what the word humiliation really meant needed only to see pictures of Eliot Spitzer’s wife standing by her husband’s side as he confessed his involvement with …

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Work or Babies- What is Your Poison of Choice?

I generally try to avoid  blog posts on women lamenting about their overload of choices. Popular media loves to portray women as ungrateful and indecisive, eagerly waiting to complain no matter what option is made available to them.  It just feeds into the stereotype of women being unstable and overly emotional creatures. And it sells …

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HIV/AIDS Is A Woman’s Disease

So it is official: The face of HIV/AIDS is a woman’s face. Although it was former United Nations’ Secretary General Kofi Annan who made that famous statement a few years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO), confirmed the metaphor last week when HIV/AIDS was identified as the leading cause of death and disease amongst women …

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Afghanistan: What Obama Wants and What Women Need

Obama has finally made a decision on Afghanistan which can pretty much be summed up as: “I make no decision and reject all the options you have given me.” Barack just wants to know which way the exit is. So basically the Administration’s decision on Afghanistan for now is more indecision. While it has become …

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The Global Gender Gap: Stats Are Out and The News Is Not Good

Well, unless you live in Iceland. The World Economic Forum (WEF) released its 2009 report on the Global Gender Gap last week, and Iceland is at the top of the list. The country has the highest gender equality index of 134 countries analyzed. According to the Feminist Majority Foundation, the WEF’s “Global Gender Gap Report 2009 …

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Climate Change Hits Women Harder, So Where Are the Feminist Voices?

I grew up knowing my country was drowning. My childhood memories are full of flashing images of annual monsoon rains making rivers out of our roads, lakes out of our rice paddy fields, washing away farmers’ harvests, pushing the rural population into our already overpopulated capital city. Of course the yearly floods alternated with even …

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