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UN Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo Visits UK - My Briefing Note On Violence Against Women And Girls

Rashida Manjoo, Professor of Public Law of the University of Cape Town, and Special Rapporteur for the UN Human Rights Council on Violence against women, its causes and consequences, was in London today to deliver her… 569 more words

Published Papers & Articles

Revoking Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Honorary Degree Doesn't Make Brandeis Anti-Feminist

Over the past few days, I’ve seen folks all over the Internet declare that my alma mater is complicit in the war on women. Apparently it also supports “ 787 more words


Mutilated to uphold her father's name

Like all the females in my family I was cut. They cut me because it is custom, they cut me because I am female, they cut me to uphold my father’s name, they cut me because family honor came before freedom of choice. 406 more words


The Real Economics Of FGM: It's (Much) More Than 'Wages'

What do we know about the economics of FGM, or prospects for girls and young women with FGM in western countries?  Probably not much.  The REPLACE2 conference (London, 11 April ’14) took the theme ‘ 2,549 more words


Bound Feet Blues: Inside the mind of a woman crippled by bound feet in ancient China

What was it like to be a woman crippled by bound feet? This question has always haunted me ever since I was a child when I  learnt about the bound feet women in China. 130 more words


Shame on Brandeis

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is, indeed, a controversial figure, especially for the vehemence with which she has criticized Islamic fundamentalism.  Just read her memoir Infidel, and you’ll understand why.  536 more words