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The Gilded Cage

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"This is not opportunistic rape; it's a strategy"

This is the first time I've ever, ever been actually brought to tears when writing anything. … Read More»

Libyan reforms need to accelerate women's rights to succeed

Are you in Libya? Do you know anyone there? It's really hard to gain a sense of what exactly is going on in the country through a patchy adn disjointed press which is largely owned by the government. … Read More»

Sexism thrives in Chinese workplaces

Female workers in China are sexually discriminated against in the workplace, according to the country’s Women’s Commission. … Read More»

Does banning the burqa liberate or patronise women?

One of the thorniest issues - particularly as I am not a Muslim - is to try and write about the burqa or the niqab being worn. … Read More»

Girl flogged to death for "affair" at fourteen

A really sad post today on a fourteen-year-old girl who was flogged to death for having an "affair" - although the facts seem to me more than a little shaky. … Read More»

Dedicated to the gods, abused by men

Have you heard of devadasi? I hadn't until very recently and the more I learn about it the more I am horrified. … Read More»

Women in South Africa are more likely to get raped than learn to read...

Women in South Africa are more likely to be raped than to be taught how to read, in a really sad and shocking stastic that reflects on the way the country is governed. … Read More»

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