European Georgia traps women inside an expected ‘culture of virginity’

European Georgia traps women inside an expected ‘culture of virginity’

Daisy Sindelar, Nino Tarkhnishvili & Ana Lomtadze for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty – WNN Improve It (WNN/RFE/RL) Tbilisi, GEORGIA, EASTERN EUROPE: For many in socially conservative Georgia, a woman’s virginity remains a virtue. Virginity tests are another matter, however. A recent news report on Georgia’s Imedi television raised howls of protest when it […]

Were women central to the ancient world in Europe?

Were women central to the ancient world in Europe?

WNN – Radio on Air In this interesting radio show on WINGS, host Marija Gimbutas combines archaeology, linguistics and folklore studies to describe the Neolithic cultures of Old Europe as stable, peaceful, sustainable, and female-centered. Joan Marler, a Gimbutas scholar, reviews the material artifacts at the 2nd World Congress of Matriarchal Studies. A study of […]

What’s the big deal about gender? – Female Identity as Intersex

What’s the big deal about gender? – Female Identity as Intersex

The changing navigation of female identity Correspondent NILANJANA BHOWMICK -WNN Features A U.N. report by Finnish international law professor and United Nations Special Rapporteur, Martin Scheinin, says, “gender is not synonymous with women, and, instead, encompasses the social constructions that underlie how women’s and men’s roles, functions and responsibilities, including in relation to sexual orientation and […]