Tag Archives: Women

The thread that links Israel’s female murder victims

It is no coincidence that, in disparate corners of the globe, women are murdered by men who profess to love them. This is a trend that crosses boundaries and historical periods. Underlying it is a gap between the genders that … Continue reading

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What if women ruled the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

This month, the UN marked the 15th anniversary of landmark Security Council resolution 1325, which calls “to increase representation of women at all decision-making levels in [countries and institutions] … and in mechanisms for prevention, management, and resolution of conflict.” … Continue reading

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Instagram turns five, releases stats that tell us something about ourselves

In honour of its fifth birthday, photo-sharing app Instagram has revealed its top five most-followed account holders. Ariana Grande is in at number five with 44.6 million followers, Selena Gomez has 45.9 million, Beyonce has 47.2, Kim Kardashian has 48.1 million … Continue reading

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“It distracts the boys”: Israeli high school girls fight to wear shorts (& not be deemed sexual objects)

Israel is a liberal place, right? If you walk around the mostly secular, sea-side party town of Tel Aviv, you can wear what you like and do what you like.  I mean, just compare Israel to it’s neighbours. Women have … Continue reading

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What BuzzFeed’s ‘Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History’ video really (really) teaches us

A BuzzFeed video uploaded to YouTube this week has garnered more than 10 million views, and plenty of praise for reminding us that women’s beauty standards have changed throughout history. These standards are of our own creation, the video reminds … Continue reading

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