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[1 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
I Am a Woman, Count Me In!

Jasmin Nario-Galace
Philippines
“I use every power in my tiny frame to ensure state support for gender inclusion. I tirelessly walk the halls of the conference rooms, approaching delegates, reminding them to engender the agreement. I email them. I give them lobby materials. I peacefully nag them until they see the words “gender language” written all over my face.”
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For as long as I remember, I had issues with the use of the word “man” when a speaker in front of me actually refers to both women and men. Whenever the parable on …

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[17 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
“Heik E7na” (We Are Like This): Some Sketches from My Society

Dima Saleh
Ramallah, Palestine

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Who is the Real Babbler?!
A man in the cafe shop was telling his friend: “Women are the source of disasters…They are babblers…They have nothing but a tongue!”
While he was talking he saw a girl, so his conversation is paused so he can  turn to her and say, “Hey beautiful! What a sexy body you have! I am sure that you are going to meet your boyfriend soon!”
He turns back to his friend: “Oh I didn’t tell you? My friend caught his sister while she was walking with her …