Combattre maintenant les inégalités sexuées, sociales et territoriales dans les quartiers de la politique de la ville et les territoires ruraux f... Concentration de la pauvreté, répartition traditionnelle renforcée des rôles sociaux entre les femmes et les hommes et moindre accès aux droits et aux services, notamment publics : tels sont les facteurs aggravants des inégalités femmes-hommes dans les territoires urbains et ruraux fragilisés, qui sont rappelés dans ce rapport. Ces inégalités sont massives, recoupent largement les inégalités sociales, et se renforcent entre elles. Le rapport du Haut conseil à l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes a pour objet de propose des outils pratiques à destination des actrices et acteurs de terrain.
Crisis in South Africa: The shocking practice of 'corrective rape' - aimed at 'curing' lesbians - Africa - World The next morning, Mvuleni came round, bleeding, battered, in shock, and taunted by one overriding memory – the last thing they said to her before she passed out: "After everything we're going to do to you, you're going to be a real woman, and you're never going to act like this again". Corrective rape is a hate crime wielded to convert lesbians to heterosexuality – an attempt to 'cure' them of being gay. The term was coined in South Africa in the early 2000s when charity workers first noticed an influx of such attacks. But despite recognition and international coverage, corrective rape in the region is escalating in severity, according to Clare Carter, the photographer behind these images. This is amid a backdrop of parts of the country "becoming more homophobic", as one recent victim asserts. Compared to many of South Africa's victims, Mvuleni was lucky: she survived. Loading gallery Clare Carter's photographs of the victims of 'corrective rape' 1 of 10 The man entered her bedroom.
Grassroots feminism 2.0? Want to make connections with grassroots feminist activists across borders and languages? Melanie Maddison talks to Red Chidgey about an online project that aims to help us do just that Melanie Maddison, 3 March 2009 Who are you and why are you interested in European grassroots feminism? Red Chidgey: Hi, my name’s Red. When and why did this project first come into being? RC: The website project www.grassrootsfeminism.net – which is an archive and resource for the transnational feminist movement – is the brainchild of the Austrian feminist Elke Zobl. The ‘Women’s Liberation’ feeling, for me, is that sense when all the walls suddenly drop and something happens which is totally not status quo, not business as usual So, to tell you a little bit about Elke, I think she’s very good at having a macro-vision: she’s good at seeing gaps in the networking practices of feminists and she’s good at creating free resources so this movement can hook up. RC: This is such a great question. RC: Of course.
Oiimysize L'école où les filles apprenaient "patience et soumission" On entend beaucoup, ces derniers temps, les véhéments pourfendeurs de la soi-disant "théorie du genre" appeler au retour à un prétendu "bon sens" : l’école n’est pas là pour faire jouer les garçons à la poupée et les filles au ballon, car elle n’a pas à se mêler des identités sexuées qui relèveraient de la sphère familiale. On conseillera aux curieux d’ouvrir "La fabrique des filles", l’ouvrage très richement illustré des deux historiennes Rebecca Rogers et Françoise Thébaud, pour réaliser combien l’école s’est, depuis toujours, mêlée d’identité sexuée… et dans des proportions inouïes ! Certes, celle de Jules Ferry a eu le souci de donner à tous, filles ou garçons, une scolarisation digne de ce nom. Mais c’est peu de dire que les gentes demoiselles étaient assignées dès l’enfance à un rôle très, très précis dans la société. "Un métier comme papa" Dans la famille, la maman fait le ménage, lave le linge, prépare le repas, soigne ses enfants. Arnaud Gonzague - Le Nouvel Observateur
The lost girls: Pressure mounts on Government to curb use of ultrasound scans to show gender of unborn babies - UK Politics - UK Some hospitals already operate an informal policy of not telling pregnant women and their spouses about the sex of their babies, but this can be easily circumvented by paying for a private scan. Some NHS hospitals even offer an additional baby-gender service for a small fee. “It’s common practice to visit a clinic - sometimes they are privately run, sometimes they are made available by the NHS - when parents can pay to have images taken for their own interests of the developing foetus,” said Richard Evans, chief executive officer of the Society and College of Radiographers. “Clinics that are operating commercially for the sale of images should consider all of the implications of the work. It’s important for everyone to realise that these are powerful diagnostic techniques,” Mr Evans said. “It’s not something that should be operated really purely for commercial concerns,” he said. A spokesman for the General Medical Council said: “Abortion on the grounds of sex alone is unlawful.
Learn Without Fear What do girls really learn at school? Warning: This film contains content of a violent and sexual nature which some viewers may find distressing. Over a fifth of British women aged 18 and over say they experienced unwanted sexual contact in or around schooln when they were girls. It’s a global issue: this school year, 246 million children worldwide will be affected by violence at school. Girls are especially vulnerable to violence at school. Find out more about:What’s happening in the UKWhat’s happening around the worldThe impact of violence in schoolsWhat we’re doing about itReal stories What’s happening in the UK In our specially commissioned survey, 1 in 5 (22%) women in the UK reported some experience of sexual touching, groping, flashing, sexual assault or rape whilst they were in or around school. Other recent reports found: We’re calling for: High quality, statutory sex and relationships education to help young people understand about healthy relationships and consent. Girls might:
BattyMamzelle Next Volume | Zapruder World Volume 2 (Fall 2014), "Transformations without Revolutions? How Feminist and Lgbtqi Movements Changed the World" Co-edited by Sabrina Marchetti, Vincenza Perilli, and Elena Petricola Zapruder World is a new online open-access journal run by the network of activists and scholars, both academic and independent, that has gathered since 2002 in an organization called SIM-Storie in Movimento, and publishes the Italian journal Zapruder. The aim of Zapruder World is to create a wide arena in which to exchange critical knowledge based on both individual research and collective elaboration. Along these lines, this second issue entitled “Transformations without Revolutions” wants to discuss the kind of politics that feminist and lgbtqi movements have created from the 1960s to the present, in their critical approaches to the private/public dichotomy, embodiment and sexuality, as well as to power relations.
Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche | Science | The Observer As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational and better at map-reading than women, who are emotional, empathetic multi-taskers, useless at telling jokes. I am from Mars, apparently, while the ladies in my life are from Venus. And there are no signs that this flow is drying up, with last week witnessing publication of a particularly lurid example of the genre. Writing in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia revealed they had used a technique called diffusion tensor imaging to show that the neurons in men's brains are connected to each other in a very different way from neurons in women's brains. The response of the press was predictable.