Gender and Politics in the media

Pussy Riot punks face harshest female jail possible, Women-Only City Proposed For Saudi Arabia

Pussy Riot punks face harshest female jail possible Malaysia Star MOSCOW: If a Moscow judge sends the three young Pussy Riot punk rockers to a corrective labour facility on Friday, they could face the harshest conditions possible for jailed women, sharing barracks with more than 100 others.

Women Only: Saudi Arabia Further Segregates Society Forbes The municipality will be built in the Eastern city of Hofuf, and is the first of many women-only cities slated to be built around the notoriously conservative kingdom. Of course when I first heard the news, my initial response was, “Is further gender …

Women-Only City Proposed For Saudi Arabia WebProNews For the economic powerhouse that is Saudi Arabia, women are a conundrum. On one hand, the country’s conservative religion precludes women from showing their skin or even driving a car. On the other hand, the country’s leaders realize that women are a …

Saudi Arabia’s Working Women Propose Their Own City Because They’re Tired … Autostraddle …60 percent of college degrees earned in the region – including PhDs – are awarded to women, but only 15 percent of the workforce is female. Conservative religious customs and old-standing tradition and law have rendered Saudi women almost powerless, …

PUBLIC OPINION > Saudi Arabia’s Women-Only City Is Regressive SodaHead News What we found most interesting about the gender demographic was how close the results were. Sure, women were more enthusiastic about it, but only a little. It was still supported by 40% of male voters, and rejected by 45% of female voters.

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