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[16 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Lost Girls: The Causes and the Costs

Females are missing persons in the developing world. Selective abortions, infanticide, and parental neglect, all aimed at girl children, are the causes. Surprisingly, economic development has brought about an increase in missing girls. The likely results of this gender imbalance in the near future include not only a sizable bachelor population with no mates and no offspring but an appreciable increase in sex crimes, sex trafficking, and even terrorism.

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[15 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Give someone a chance to make you happy by asking for what you need.

>Have you ever asked for something timidly, after waiting a long time, and had the door fly open so fast it knocked your socks off? And you wondered why on earth it took you so long, and resolved to speak up sooner the next time? (And then didn’t, maybe?)
Western women of my generation are more likely to plead guilty than younger women, who frequently wow and delight me with their assertiveness. Different cultures and eras sanction different degrees of directness. Still, it seems women everywhere have a harder time than …

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[10 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Sticking Up for Our Sisters

Lubna Hussein, a Sudanese journalist, was charged last week with indecent exposure and immodest attire. She was wearing pants.

Women rallied around her at the trial … Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.

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