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polizeiThe mass sexual assault in Cologne on New Year’s Eve has sparked discussion and debate about Germany’s policy to accept refugees. Check out the readers’ comments here! Maybe yours is picked for this week’s Comments of the Week.


Gaia Manco The want to protect “their” women. How naive was I, thinking that I belonged to myself like any other human being? (Facebook, January 10, 2016)

For German police clash with far-right PEGIDA supporters in Cologne, in pictures


Pamela Ayers It is not racist to admit many cultures even admit that they view women as inferiors and use the excuse of them not being covered head to toe as a reason to molest or rape them. (Facebook, January 9, 2016)

For Let’s not shy away from asking hard questions about the Cologne attacks


Gaia Manco Yes, and we must all admit the truth of what it takes to be a woman, anywhere in the world. (Facebook, January 10, 2016)
Pamela Ayers Any immigrant who does not recognize the rights and dignity of women should be deported ; they have no place in modern society. (Facebook, January 9, 2016)
Katherine Ong The 3 comments stated at the headlines are wrong and misleading the ladies.
To be heard is to be confident and know your stuffs and speak what you think truthfully and give good suggestive feedbacks to let people think properly. Nobody wants to hear bullshits or lies or crafted words. Nobody is stupid to hear lies. (Facebook, January 8, 2016)
Nana Nana I don’t have any problem with men at all on the contrary I am more assertive because I being tough to respect myself and make men respect me. I love my school! (Facebook, January 8, 2016)

Tina Schrier It used to be exactly like that in the USA when my mom was growing up– you had to be tall and under a certain weight to be a “stewardess”. Even now you can hear on flights men bitching that flight attendants are not all beautiful thin women any more. (Facebook, January 1, 2016)
Pamela Ayers Degrading, but let’s be honest-in our lives,how many times are us women subject to more of a looks check then a qualifications check?? Much of our lives are supposed to be some sort of deranged competitive beauty pageant to please men. (Facebook, January 1, 2016)
For 1,000 Chinese women had to pose in bikinis to land air hostess jobs
Jaime Rodriguez Well in fairness (spoilers will follow, be warned) Harrison Ford got all his criticism for his age back when Indy 4 came out (I remember the cracks about Indiana Jones and the Lost Zimmer Frame) and Mark Hamill was on screen for about a minute. The criticism of her wasn’t fair I agree and actors tend to get less stick for it than actresses do but it does happen. (Facebook, December 30, 2015)
Jim Lloyd Saudi Arabia is the land of hypocrites.. where men lay down the laws they continuously break themselves. They often rape and physically abuse maids and other hired help.. drink alcohol and visit prostitutes..take drugs and then pop into the local mosque as if they were saints of some kind.. There is very little to recommend about Saudi Arabia, apart from the flight out. (Facebook, December 30, 2015)
Ban Hikmat The worst country ever to live in ,no human rights no women rights. (Facebook, December 30, 2015)
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(Facebook, December 29, 2015)



For Angela Merkel: The most important moments of the ‘Person of the Year’

Maria Cristina Masnata I don´t buy it. (Facebook, December 30, 2015)

Sandeep Jawale I think very soon ISIS will have to pay the price for what they are commiting. (Facebook, December 29, 2015)
Author: Marjory Linardy
Editor: Grahame Lucas

Angela Merkel’s magic

A pragmatic persona and a confident, unswerving approach towards the people of her nation is an important element of her success. She is counted among the most influential women of the world and is serving her second term as Germany’s chancellor. (August 29, 2013)

San Bernardino: The woman who shot people

The involvement of a Pakistani woman in the San Bernadino shooting throws light on deep religious differences between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, says Pakistani columnist Nadeem F. Paracha. (December 22, 2015)

Tips for successful relationship

We always discuss women’s issues, such as domestic violence, anxiety and depression and most of the times men are blamed for all these problems. I have seen many women end their marriages because they think that they are being oppressed by their partner even when it is not so. Have we ever thought, how we as women can have better love or marriage relationships, and eventually can live happier lives, even when we have problems? (April 30, 2015)



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