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French Towns Continue Harassing Muslim Women Despite Court Ruling Against Burkini Bans

Muslim women sporting burkinis on French beaches faced harassment from law enforcement this weekend, despite a Friday ruling in which the country’s highest court forcefully defended their right to the swimwear. The court called burkini...Show More Summary

Saying Complaints About ‘Game of Thrones’ Sexual Violence Are “Nonsense” Is Complete Bullshit

In yet another installment of Men Who Need To Take Remedial Women's Studies, an executive from the U.K. broadcaster of the hit show   thinks criticism of  Game of Thrones' sexual violence against women is "nonsense."  

University Feminists RAGE: Drinking Responsibly Is Sexism…Or Something

Once again, feminists seem to be missing the point. Yet another pointless rant, this time against Stanford for trying to be proactive in helping women on campus be smart and

No, Game of Thrones' Sexual Violence Isn't 'Nonsense'

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

An executive from the UK distributor of Game of Thrones came out this week and said concerns about sexual violence against women on the show are “nonsense.” Excuse me while I roll my eyes to Moon Bay. Read more...

Egyptian women say doctors don't discourage female genital cutting, study finds

More Egyptian women are seeking the opinions of physicians on whether their daughters should undergo female genital cutting, which is illegal in the country, but they say doctors don't advise against the procedure.

Europe, UN Help Palestinians Raise Millions for Suit Against Israeli Occupation

The European Union and United Nations will be using funding dedicated to empowering Palestinian women to fight the occupation of the West Bank by Israel.

Breast milk sugar may protect babies against deadly infection

A type of sugar found naturally in some women’s breast milk may protect newborn babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new study. These bacteria are a common cause of meningitis in newborns and the leading cause of infection in the first three months of life globally.

HRW Welcomes Court Ruling Against France's 'Discriminatory' Burkini Ban

France's Council of State ruling against the ban on the full-body burkini bathing suits designed for Muslim women is a positive step that puts a stop to the "discriminatory and invasive" measure, a human rights watchdog said Friday.

Photos from London's Protest Against the French Burkini Ban

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Women protested at the French embassy this week following images of armed police forcing a woman on a beach in Nice to remove her clothing.

Why there's so much sexual violence in 'Game of Thrones,' according to a television executive

LONDON — A top television executive has fended off suggestions that Game of Thrones uses violence against women as character development.  SEE ALSO: People will always have a problem with TV rape scenes — and that's a good thing In a...Show More Summary

A Guide for White People on the #BurkiniBan and Discussing Muslim Women

This week pictures emerged of French police forcing a Muslim woman to remove clothing on a beach at gunpoint. A number of French cities have recently passed bans against burkinis—or more specifically, against full body wetsuits when worn by Muslim women. And while France has long criminalized Muslim women’s choice of dress—they cannot cover their face in public or […]

'Aslef of Arabia' (29/12/11)

A number of readers have been in touch to ask where the 'We the Women' picture came from - to accompany the post about women drivers - dated 27 December 2011. Well it comes from people campaigning in Saudi Arabia - against the ban on women driving cars and other motor vehicles - public or private. Show More Summary

USA Women squad of 22 announced for MCC matches

3 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Former teenage sensation Shebani Bhaskar headlines a USA Women development squad of 22 players invited to Philadelphia for a training camp culminating in matches against a women's Marylebone Cricket Club touring side

A look at the rape allegations against ex-NFL star Sharper

Former NFL star Darren Sharper is expected to spend at least the next 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty or no contest to charges that he drugged as many as 16 women with the intention of raping them. … Click to Continue »

A Backlash Against ISIS—And The Veil

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Many Iraqis used to see the niqab as a symbol of female piety in Iraq. But ISISs presenceand its insistence that women cover uphas provoked a backlash against the full-face veil.

Burkini Ban Sparks London Uprising as Protesters Rally at French Embassy

Protesters in London rallied outside the French embassy Thursday, August 25, in solidarity with Muslim women and determined to speak out against the controversial ban on a specific kind of swimsuit also known as a burkini.

5 Tips To Break Into The Boys’ Club Of Entrepreneurism

Guest blogger Charu Sharma is the editor of Go Against the Flow: Women, Entrepreneurship, and Success. She grew up in Mumbai and went on to study Economics and Physics at Mount Holyoke College in USA on a scholarship; she holds business...Show More Summary

Leslie Jones Is a Target of Misogynoir

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The harassment and hatred the Ghostbusters star has endured all summer is emblematic of a certain kind of misogyny: that directed specifically against black women in pop culture.

UVM cancels basketball game at UNC over HB2 law

The University of Vermont athletic department cancels women's hoops game against ACC powerhouse in Chapel Hill.        

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