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 ...

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