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. …

FEMNET Statement on Abduction of Girls in Chibok, Nigeria

We the members of the FEMNET Board, Secretariat as well as Members comprising of women’s rights activists and organizations from over 42 countries in Africa as well as from the Diaspora condemn in the strongest possible terms the abduction, proposed sale of young girls and the sluggish response of the Government of Nigeria to take …