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Two posts in Facebook got many comments this week. They were about blue jeans and men’s thighs. Check it out here, and don’t forget to leave a comment on our posts in Facebook and Twitter.

 

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05.06.2015 | 22:07

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Blacking Out Gender Bias On Screen

Although Geena Davis essayed the role of President of United States of America in TV show, Commander-in-Chief, she believes that women are far less likely to be a judge or doctor or in any other professional or leadership position.

Although Geena Davis played the role of President of United States of America in TV show, Commander-in-Chief, she believes that women are far less likely to be a judge or doctor or in any other professional or leadership position.

What do we learn about women and girls when we turn on the television or go to the movies? Around the world, female characters in films and television take far less space than male characters. They do less interesting things. They are judged by their appearance. That is Geena Davis‘ opinion.

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05.06.2015 | 22:05

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Female “Islamic State” Supporters – The West Needs to Rethink Its Strategy

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The news that at least 12 young Australian women from Melbourne have attempted to join the so-called Islamic State demonstrates its enduring attraction on young impressionable Moslem women in western countries. It is time to rethink western strategies, writes DW’s Grahame Lucas.

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29.05.2015 | 21:17

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Nepali Women – Caught in a Terrible Vortex

Dhankumari © Murali Krishnan

Dhankumari © Murali Krishnan

Dhankumari, 57, lost her belongings and livestock in the killer earthquake that shattered her home on April 25. After the next tremor on May 12, she is even more worried. She is only one of many. Thousands of women and children are affected by Nepal’s devastating earthquake and do not know how to continue with their lives. Relief workers warn of the threat posed to these women by sex traffickers.

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29.05.2015 | 13:51

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Raw And Riveting, A Window Into The Lives of Abuse Victims

For her latest work, Delhi-based artist Mithu Sen, spent a month at a Kerala orphanage to experience firsthand what life was like for these marginalised young girls, who had already been through a lot of trials. © WFS

For her latest work, Delhi-based artist Mithu Sen, spent a month at a Kerala orphanage to experience firsthand what life was like for these marginalised young girls, who had already been through a lot of trials. © WFS

In her latest multimedia presentation, ‘I Have One Language; It’s Not Mine’, celebrated artist Mithu Sen describes the home as a temporary place. In this video installation she is Mago, a person who knows no language, at a home for girl orphans and abuse victims somewhere in Kerala.

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29.05.2015 | 13:46

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