What We Missed

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a 40-billion-US-dollar healthcare plan for women and children.

Mallika Dutt took the stage with former President Bill Clinton and issued a call to end violence against women and the spread of HIV/AIDS at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Canadian feminism is alive and kickin’.

Obama’s Promise Neighborhoods were finally announced.

Is Islamic feminism possible?

Check out altered Barbie art.

How segregated is your city?

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2 Comments

  1. Posted September 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    About Canadian feminism being alive and kickin’… well, yeah, but it’s still kinda sad that we are stuck at the “attitudes-need-to-change” stage of thing. *sigh*. I would so love feminism to be redundant but of course it isn’t.

  2. Posted September 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Re: Canadian feminism as alive and kicking…it is sad that we’re stuck in the “attitudes need to change” stage of things, and I think it’s particularly unsettling when you consider the Stephen Harper’s gleeful non-renewal of Ms Jean’s term as G-G. Maybe “alive and kicking” is a bit optimistic? There are certainly some brilliant women working up here for women’s interests and equality, but I worry that the battle is going to be an uphill one. When people like Ms Jean are being sidelined and people like Margaret Wente (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/sex-ed-in-a-sex-saturated-culture/article1542372/) are the high profile women adding to public discourse, I think there’s a problem.

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