Solidarity to the Iraqi people from The Association of Middle East Womens Studies

The Association of Middle East Womens Studies (AMEWS) would like to express its solidarity with the people of Iraq who have suffered from dictatorship, economic sanctions, an invasion and occupation, years of militarization, and a new authoritarian government. The most recent violence is caused by Islamic State (IS) forces and is especially harmful to religious …

Iranian women post pictures of themselves without hijabs on Facebook

Campaign set up by London-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad attracts more than 130,000 likes on social media site Thousands of Iranian women are taking off their veils and publishing pictures of themselves online, igniting a debate about the freedom to wear or not wear the hijab. A Facebook page set up by London-based Iranian journalist …

Is the decline in topless sunbathing a backward step for feminism?

Covered up or exposed, the female body continues to provoke debate. We discuss how women negotiate a political minefield  Agnès Poirier, French political and film journalist After shocking the world in the 1970s by baring their breasts on the beach, French women are said to be covering up. Au revoir topless sunbathing, says Elle magazine, …

21 Pointlessly Gendered Products

Can someone get me a keyboard for women? This unisex one is too big for my feminine hands. by Erin Chack 1. Hers and his ear plugs. I couldn’t figure out why loud noises were waking me up at night. And then I realized: The pieces of foam I jammed into my ear canal weren’t PINK. …