Tag Archives: Education

“Jollywood,” Afghanistan – Teenage Girls Create And Perform Their First Play

TweetBy Sahar Muradi, cross-posted from On The Issues Magazine. In eastern Afghanistan under the glow of an April sun and the sweet scent of orange blossoms, a small revolution begins. Six young women, ranging in age from 13 to 19, huddle in the basement office of a local civil society organization and brainstorm ideas for [...]
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A president who is great or just good enough?

Tweet“This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating,” George W. Bush was quoted saying in the New York Daily News in 2002. I thought of this little colloquialism as I watched the third presidential debate. I listened as Mr. Romney spoke of Syria being Iran’s only ally in the Middle East, but when he said, [...]
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Video: Education and the Danger of the Single Story

Tweet Ed. note: This post is part of the second round of the Feministing “So You Think You Can Blog” contributor contest (background here). Stay tuned all week as our six finalists take turns turns covering the blog and giving us a sense of their personal contributor style. The winner of the contest and newest [...]
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What if kids could vote?

Tweet The further along we get in this election season, the more passionately I start dreaming of a total upheaval of our political system. Electoral college? Super PACs? Two-party system? Does this all really make sense for us anymore? Join me on a little thought experiment: What if politicians had to be accountable to the [...]
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Nothing in a vacuum: Title IX, sexual harassment and the need for cultural shift

Tweet A SYTYCB entry Title IX has given us plenty to cheer about this year.  Enacted in 1972 as an amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IX mandates that educational institutions and activities receiving federal funding may not discriminate on the basis of sex.  The amendment is most well known for its [...]
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