Month: July 2014

Anushay’s Point: Violence Against Women Knows No Bounds

There really are so few shows on US TV like PBS’ To The Contrary that analyzes news on women’s rights from diverse female perspectives. This week we talked about female genital mutilation (FGM) rising in the US, Clinton vs Warren and the Hobby Lobby family wanting to build a church on the National Mall. The issue of …

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Bangladeshi Girls Treated Like Cattle

*This post of mine was also published in The Daily Beast & Global Voices.* Tucked away between the mazes of overflowing sewers and tea stalls in Tangail, just a few kilometers outside of Bangladesh’s crowded capital, Dhaka, are rows of brothels with sex workers addicted to a steroid intended for cows. Although Bangladesh is one of the …

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Could The Hobby Lobby Ruling Affect Women Around The World?

*This post of mine was published on Forbes Woman & The Huffington Post.* When I was growing up in Bangladesh in the early 1980s, I used to imagine America as a feminist utopia. Before I even stepped foot on her soil, I pictured America as a country where women enjoyed full equal rights, especially when it came to controlling …

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