Category Archives: Regions

Pay-by-Weight for Airline Tickets

While browsing my CNN app on my Nook, I came across one of the most shocking headlines I’d seen in a long time: “Airline boss defends pay-per-weight ticketing.”  My first reaction to this was, “I cannot believe this! How can … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Oceana | 10 Comments

FGM!!! Tradition or Mutilation??

Female genital mutilation is a culture practice which is mistaken as a religious practice.  It is estimated 2 million women have had this procedure perform against their will through the years.  This procedure is still performed today throughout Africa, Middle … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Violence, Women's Health | 4 Comments

Japan’s Maid Cafes and the Water Trade

[1] Japanese culture can seem unusual to westerners, even weird at times. This time, let’s talk about something rarely seen outside Japan, but quite popular inside it, maid cafes, host/hostess clubs, soaplands, etc… All are locations where a person pays … Continue reading

Posted in Body Image and Beauty, Sex Trafficing, South Asia, Transgender | 4 Comments

Geisha – A Misunderstood Japanese Art Form

I have always been intrigued by women from various cultures around the world.  This interest of mine has led me to learn more about international women through books, movies/documentaries, art, and university classes and programs.  About seven years ago I … Continue reading

Posted in East Asia, Prostitution, Sexuality, Stereotypes | 6 Comments

First of many? Nepal has started a Revolution!!

In 2011, the country of Nepal conducted a census just as many countries do throughout the world. This census however was very different, the section pertaining to gender now contain a third gender. Those who felt as if they were … Continue reading

Posted in LGBTQ Issues, South Asia | 4 Comments

Not-so-mixed Feelings about Saudi Arabia

During the class discussion following our viewing of Persepolis, I was reminded of an article I’d read years earlier. It was about a woman seeking to divorce her husband when he tried to remove her veil and look at her … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East

Forced to Marry at the age of FIVE… in the UK

It saddens me to know that a five-year old is forced into an abusive relationship by her own parents whom are supposed to be her protectors. You would expect incidents like these to occur  in third world villages; instead, a large … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Crime, Europe, Marriage | 3 Comments