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Women, democracy and dictatorship The electoral success of Islamic parties in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, has raised worries about policy and legislation on family and gender issues, this despite re-assuring noises from leading figures. Earlier electoral successes of Islamists in Iraq had brought about a disorderly mix of family policies and rule of disparate religious authorities, accompanied by much constraint and intimidation. This may be a good time to reflect on the record of various Middle Eastern countries on these issues over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first century and their relations to political regimes.

From ASOS to Zara: How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse Photo Credit: ELLE I love shopping. Not only do I get to stock up on really cute clothes and accessories, but the process can be a fun distraction when I have a lot on my plate. I didn’t always feel so relieved to be shopping, however – up until a few years ago I actually dreaded buying new things. Fashion Galleries from catwalks to celebrities Kate's style hits and misses 09 April 2014 Follow the highs and lows of the Duchess of Cambridge's growing wardrobe How Are Teenage Girls Supposed to Identify as Feminists With These Role Models? Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 04/30/2010 not (necessarily) a teenage feminist She’s staring at me like I’ve just insinuated she embodies the anti-Christ.

Fashion Inspired by Art: Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s “The Swing” I know I’ve told you all this before, but I love fall. Fall is my favorite. Fall is my boo. I love watching the leaves change, visiting cider mills, picking pumpkins, and Halloween; I love apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, and Fireball Fridays; I love sweaters and booties and leggings. Body Image - Women, Websites and Body Image The pressure on women to look and behave in certain ways is so deeply ingrained in our psyches that it’s easy to overlook the impact mass culture has on how we feel about ourselves and our bodies. Watching TV, reading magazines and newspapers, surfing the Net, we are bombarded with airbrushed images of perfect beauty and thinness. Inevitably we absorb the relentless message that such beauty is the norm, and is achievable, if only we would … use this makeup, remove that hair, buy the right clothes, reshape that body part. Many of us know that the unspoken promise -- use our product, and you will get the love, the happiness, or the success you want -- is a lie. Many of us have had long, ongoing struggles to accept our bodies as they are and to make our peace with, and possibly even celebrate, food.

Looks from Books: Outlander Welcome to the latest edition of Looks from Books, which aims to prove that you can look smart, while still being book-smart, too. Fashion inspiration can be found between the pages of your favorite stories, on well-designed book covers, and in your favorite characters… if you read closely enough. This week, I’m taking on a recommendation from a regular “Looks from Books” reader, and branching out of my comfort zone with a historical multi-genre romance… and boy, did I enjoy it. Here’s Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander! Outlander Cover via Amazon Inside Cover Looklet Fashion Looklet has invented a unique technology, specifically designed for large retail and fashion companies who face the challenge of photographing a rapidly increasing volume of clothes for their e-com solutions. Looklet technology has deconstructed the traditional photo shoot and pieced it back together in an industrialized manner, without compromising the quality. Cut costs and streamline your image production E-com fashion companies handle an endless amount of pictures every day. Photo shoots include planning and preparations with specific locations, models and large teams of special competence. Our technology will dramatically reduce time and money on photo shoots by streamlining your image production.

05/01/2010 - 06/01/2010 I am somewhat embarassed to admit that I made the mistake of giving up my individuality when I got married the first time. My parents had a fairly traditional marriage with Dad working and Mom staying at home to take care of us and the household. I guess I absorbed the values that the woman's place was in the home, and the man's was to dominate and take care of the woman. The wife was to subsume her interests to those of her husband's and family's. TV Fashion Inspiration: Outlander Official Poster Here at CF, we’ve already talked about the amazing book series Outlander, but with the new TV adaptation just wrapping up the first half of the first season, it seemed only right to cover it again. Though I’ve never read the books, I was quickly caught up in the show – especially the historical period costumes! I couldn’t help but draw fashion inspiration from this story, which spans two time periods and many different characters. But before we get to the clothes, here’s some info on the show:

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