Posts Tagged syria

Are we listening to Syrian women?

In the ongoing crisis in Syria, we’ve rarely heard from mainstream media sources about how Syrian women have been experiencing this violence, and the ways that gender-based violence is impacting their lives in this time of crisis.

In the ongoing crisis in Syria, we’ve rarely heard from mainstream media sources about how Syrian women have been experiencing this violence, and the ways that gender-based violence is impacting their lives ...

Headline of the day: Fox News on Syria

Speaking of Syria, the following screen shot of a google news search for the term “Syria” shows how different media present the news about a potential diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. As you  see, CNN and CBS emphasize the fact that Syria has said it will hand over its chemical weapons; NBC stresses the “peaceful” nature of the development and The New York Times refers to the diplomatic nature of the deal. Fox News, for its part, acts as if nothing new has happened. It basically says, what is wrong with you people! How can you oppose a strike on Syria when there are chemical weapons there? Thanks for the informative and enlightening perspective, as always, Fox.

Speaking of Syria, the following screen shot of a google news search for the term “Syria” shows how different media present the news about a potential diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. As you  see, ...

Breaking: 6 reasons the U.S. should (and now can) avoid war with Syria

Today could be a major game-changer for attacks, or lack thereof, against Syria. Monday, Russia, which opposes strikes on Syria, proposed that Syria put its weapons under international control.  And Tuesday, Syria agreed to the idea. China and Iran have voiced their support, and France is drafting a U.N. Security Council resolution to put the plan into effect. In light of these developments, The U.S. Senate has postponed a vote on a resolution authorizing military force against Syria and a bipartisan group of eight senators is writing a new resolution. According to The New York Times, 

The alternative resolution is far from complete, but a Senate aide familiar with the talks said the negotiations are being conducted in ...

Today could be a major game-changer for attacks, or lack thereof, against Syria. Monday, Russia, which opposes strikes on Syria, proposed that Syria put its weapons under international control.  And Tuesday, Syria agreed to the ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A woman is arrested for playing a banjo at a protest against attacking Syria. Did I mention she is a veteran of the Iraq War?

Surgery can empower female genital mutilation survivors to feel sexual pleasure.

The New York Times mentions abortion… in a wedding announcement.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd schools marriage equality critics. When a pastor asked him, “If you call yourself a Christian, why don’t you believe the words of Jesus in the Bible?” Rudd replied: “Well mate, if I was going to have that view, the Bible also says that slavery is a natural condition. Because St Paul said in the New Testament, slaves be obedient to your masters. And therefore we should have ...

A woman is arrested for playing a banjo at a protest against attacking Syria. Did I mention she is a veteran of the Iraq War?

Surgery can empower female genital mutilation survivors to feel sexual ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Celebrating Labor Day: weekends, holidays, raises, healthcare.

Happy taxes, queer folks! The IRS recognizes same-sex marriages.

Ann on dating, or not dating, coworkers.

A pursuit to dissect waxing culture.

Implications of doctors getting paid more for C-Sections.

Something is happening in Chicago.

Chelsea Manning and the politics of pronouns.

“Looking through a kaleidoscope of a local lens“.

On Obama and Syria: “The way out of war is always peace.”

Victory for homeless vets in L.A.

Fast food workers continue to strike.

“Drive-in sex” in Zurich.

What do twerking and Hurricane Katrina have to do with each other?

Interracial Romeo and Juliet.

Vintage sex-ed, brought to you by… Disney?

First rapist in Delhi gang-rape gets convicted to 3 years in ...

Celebrating Labor Day: weekends, holidays, raises, healthcare.

Happy taxes, queer folks! The IRS recognizes same-sex marriages.

Ann on dating, or not dating, coworkers.

A pursuit to dissect waxing culture.

Implications of doctors getting paid more for ...

“Some women pretend to have no choice, and some women just act”

The wives of the British and German ambassadors to the UN have called on Asma Al-Assad, wife of the Syrian President Bashar Assad, to end the Syrian regime’s violence against its own people.

Huberta von Voss-Wittig and Sheila Lyall Grant have addressed this video message directly (pointedly, relentlessly) to Asma Al-Assad. They call on her to stop pretending that she has no choice but to stand idly by, and to use her power – her proximity to the people directly responsible for the bloodshed – to help end it. It’s a fascinating instance of two women who are also in direct proximity to diplomatic power calling on another woman to exercise that particular privilege. Let’s hope to hell it works.

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The wives of the British and German ambassadors to the UN have called on Asma Al-Assad, wife of the Syrian President Bashar Assad, to end the Syrian regime’s violence against its own people.

Huberta von Voss-Wittig and Sheila ...

RIP Journalist Marie Colvin, Killed in Syria

Award-winning Sunday Times female journalist Marie Colvin was killed in the Syrian city of Homs yesterday when shells hit the house in the Baba Amr district of Homs in which she was staying and she was hit by a rocket attack when she tried to escape. French photographer Remi Ochlik was also killed in the attack.

Colvin was a well-respected American female war reporter known for her bravery and dedication to high-level reporting from inside war-torn and violent areas. I have a massive amount of respect for her work in a male-dominated and highly dangerous field, and am so inspired by the fact that she provided a great service to the world right up until the last days of her ...

Award-winning Sunday Times female journalist Marie Colvin was killed in the Syrian city of Homs yesterday when shells hit the house in the Baba Amr district of Homs in which she was staying and she was ...