Do French women need feminism?

Do French women need feminism?

Sara Miller Llana – Christian Science Monitor – Wednesday, 09 January 2013 (originally published 08 Jan) When ex-model and former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy made comments in the December issue of Paris Vogue declaring, “My generation doesn’t need feminism,” Anne-Cécile Mailfert, one of many French women catching the news on her iPhone, was aghast. […]

Can we re-gender empowerment and equality of the sexes?

Can we re-gender empowerment and equality of the sexes?

Johannah Reimer – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Kerala, INDIA: In the past two decades feminist advocacy and international development goals, policies, and funding have focused exclusively on women and girls as the best path towards sustainable development. Yet through this development focus, men’s perspectives and needs have been entirely evaded causing a rift in gender perception […]

Who Represents the Women of Egypt?

Who Represents the Women of Egypt?

Christiana Renfro – Human Rights First – Wednesday, 04 July 2012 (originally published 02 Jul) A June 28th New York Times profile suggests that she is Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, wife of newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. Mahmoud’s history and path to the position of Egyptian first lady make her a bit hard to pin down. At […]

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 […]