Monday: International “women in the news” roundup

7 Mar

INDIA: Air India will be offering all-women-operated flights for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day tomorrow. Hopefully these flights won’t crash, since women can’t drive.

CHINA: Mattel closed down its Barbie store in Shanghai because of poor sales because Barbie is too sexy and not enough like Hello Kitty.

CANADA: YWCA Canada warns in a new report that women are struggling to participate in the labor force due to a lack of accessible childcare. “Whiny lady socialists,” whispered the U.S.

GREAT BRITAIN: Even the notoriously anti-feminist Daily Mail decides to celebrate International Women’s Day by complaining that famous British women aren’t doing enough for non-famous British women.

LIBERIA: Teen prostitutes face abuse on the streets of Monrovia.

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