Iran Considers Requiring Single Women To Get Permission From Father Before Traveling Abroad

  • Iran will consider a parliamentary bill that will require single women to receive permission from a guardian, usually their father or brother, to travel abroad. Married women in Iran will continue to need their husband’s permission to travel. Paternalism, much? [Guardian UK]
  • A seven-year-old girl in Goa, India, was raped in her school’s bathroom on Monday. [BBC]
  • Read a great quote from the late Aaron Swartz, a tech activist and founder who committed suicide this weekend age 26, about sexism in technology. [Feministing]
  • How one woman deals with vaguely sexist comments from her loved ones. [xoJane]
  • Ellen and Lana Ector, a mother-daughter fitness duo, have created a workout DVD called “Black Girls Work Out, Too.” [The Grio]
  • Looking back on the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision at a Pittsburgh abortion clinic. [Washington Post]
  • On immigration reform for same-sex couples. [ColorLines]
  • Here’s a playlist of Black female heavy metal, punk, and hard rock musicians/bands — enjoy! [Racialicious]
  • Poet Sharon Olds has become the first American woman to win the T.S. Eliot Prize for her book of poems, Stag’s Leap. [Daily Mail UK]


  • On the problems in India’s high-end marriage market. [New York Times]
  • Fear of rape and other sexual violence is causing Syrian women and girls to flee their homes, according to a new report by the International Rescue Committee. [NPR]
  • On what prompts Kurdish women to take up arms. [BBC]
  • Women appointed to a new Saudi Arabian governmental assembly will have to convene for meetings in a separate room from the men. [NPR]
  • On French women and feminism. [Christian Science Monitor]

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