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Pol 341: Videos!

Hello, all. Here are a couple of videos in lieu of Monday’s class; we’ll (try to) incorporate the issues raised in these vids into class discussions. The Battle Over Abortion in Northern Ireland (12:56): Inside Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic (15:40): … Continue reading

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Creating a Biruh Tesfa (266)

Mothers of Ethiopia, the Huffington Post series: Part I, Part II, and Part III; installments IV and V are to come. From the slide show in Part II: This is the work. Photo by Hanna Ingber Win

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And so it begins. . . (266)

Modest exercise, er, exercising modesty, I mean, how to exercise and retain one’s modesty. Caster Semanya, the South African runner, is apparently intersex. While her future participation in women’s sport is unclear, she will not be stripped of her World … Continue reading

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What was that? (341)

Well, that was an unorthodox way to end class. . . . Next week, then, we’ll continue looking into domestic policy. In fact, I may simply give Monday over to questions of household labor and child care, and start the … Continue reading

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Grammatically incorrect (228)(266)

More links: What a surprise: It’s teh wimmins fault, complain the Taliban. Why are teh wimmins the weaker sex? Maybe because so many don’t get enough to eat. As Matthew noted, dem pigs iz sick—and making us sick. Ah, the … Continue reading

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Mas news (266)

New news, old news, follow-ups, and whatnot: Nicholas Kristof on (not making) babies, health, and well-being. Desperation for boys in China leads to kidnapping. Afghan President Karzai is rethinking (not clear if redoing) new Shi’a family law bill. Same-sex love … Continue reading

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Erased, flogged, restricted (266)

I think the New York Times headline says it all: Women Erased in Israel, Flogged in Pakistan and Restricted in Afghanistan Yep. Here’s the story of our world. *UPDATE* Here’s a follow up to the flogging in Pakistan.

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