Bulletin of the Oppression of Women, June 16, 2009

Facts without comments. We collect the dots, you connect them.

Mid East

June 1, 2009
Two Kuwait female ministers don’t wear the veil and fundamentalists walk out of Parliament.

June 8, 2009
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s first female minister needs permission to appear on TV. Her life is still ruled by her male guardian.

June 9, 2009
A 16 year old Coptic Christian girl was abducted by a Muslim man to coerce her into converting to Islam. Her family was assaulted by Muslim mob after successfully recovering her.

June 11, 2009
A 19 year old is kidnapped, tortured and killed by members of her suitor’s family after she refused marriage.

June 11, 2009
A woman is found slain in the most recent “honor killing.”

June 11, 2009
Saudi Arabia
Camera phones are confiscated from female teachers and schoolgirls.

June 11, 2009
A British engineer’s daughter is jailed after being accused of sleeping with her boss.


June 1, 2009
An Iranian candidate says that women must be covered and wear veil.

June 1, 2009
An innocent girl is forced to marry to compensate for the “sin” of her cousin.

June 10, 2009
Umerkot, Pakistan
The business of underage girls being sold into marriage is flourishing with immunity.

June 11, 2009
Karachi, Pakistan
A couple, married for love, is now hiding in fear of tribal justice.

June 11, 2009
A suspected murderer will probably be acquitted of honor killings due to lack of evidence.

June 11, 2009
Brokers link buyers with parents willing to sell their daughters.

June 12,2009
Depilex Smile Again Foundation helps the female victims of acid attacks. (WARNING: very graphic)

North America

June 9, 2009
New Jersey, USA
The Department of Justice sues to have Muslim head scarf accommodated while employed in Essex County, New Jersey.


June 8, 2009
Brussels, Belgium EU
Here are some of the myths about Female Genital Mutilation.

June 12, 2009
A teaching assistant undergoes a humiliating medical examination to prove her gender and quits her job.

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One Response

  1. karen medders

    All I could do was cry..this broke my heart.

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