Monday: International “women in the news” roundup

11 Apr

FRANCE: The full-face veil ban goes into effect today. Police have already arrested two women protesting in front of Notre Dame.

FRANCE: Women need their own category in order to be able to win at anything, so this nice lady won the Veuve Cliquot World’s Best Female Chef 2011 award.

PHILIPPINES: Filipino authorities deported a 42-year-old Chinese woman wanted in Beijing for operating a prostitution ring that targeted young girls.

GREAT BRITAIN: A female columnist at the Guardian wonders why there were so few female prize winners at this year’s British Press Awards.

INDONESIA: On the objectifying portrayal of female criminals in the Indonesian press and how it hurts cultural stereotypes about women.

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