Here’s what we’ve been checking out online this week:
Advocates are taking issue with a book publisher’s translation of the word “gay” into Arabic, according to Global Voices Online.
On Thursday, results from data collected by the government showed that although U.S. teens are getting sex education, they are not learning about contraceptive use from their parents, according to Reuters.
The Irish Times reports that the European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear a challenge by three women in Ireland to the government’s ban on abortion.
Scarleteen skillfully deconstructs the commonly used trope of baseball as an allegory for sex, and explores the problematic implications of this tired metaphor.
The Women’s News Network posted an article about a group of Egyptian female activists who are speaking out against the “A’anis,” or “spinster” concept, calling for a re-examination of how the country views unmarried women of a certain age.
And on Akimbo:
We issued an action alert urging Senators to make investments in women’s global health in the FY2010 State/Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, and touted the importance of a new provision in the bill eliminating the Global Gag Rule.
We updated you on the status of a man that we blogged about last month who was arrested and jailed on charged of homosexuality in Cameroun. It turns out that- you guessed it- there’s not much of a “case” against him at all.
This week, we brought you not one but two blogs from IWHC superstar staffer Chelsea Ricker. First, she helped contextualize a discriminatory new censorship law that came out of Lithuania on Wednesday.
And last, but not least, Chelsea described the controversy sparked by the ratification of the Maputo Protocol- an important women’s rights document- in Cameroun.