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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Women and children left vulnerable as Hong Kong's divorce rate rises

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 05:50pm by DARREN WEE

    ... women and children from broken marriages especially vulnerable. Divide and fall When Ah Lai finally signed her divorce papers in 2001 she thought it was the end of her abusive marriage. Instead, ... to the feminisation of poverty... women are more prone to poverty because of their family status Si-si Liu, Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres Ah Lai is just one of thousands of women in Hong Kong who ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Road Test: essays offer perspective of women without children

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by Cici George

    ... lady" or "somebody's mother". The cultural pressure for women to reproduce is abundantly clear The cultural pressure for women to reproduce is abundantly clear. Julie Halston ... to eschew children for careers. Since the writers are in creative professions that can be unstable and demanding, they face more of an either-or when it comes to having children than women in other ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Sao Paulo's arts biennial gives a platform to Brazil's powerless minorities

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by GDN

    ... faultlines, from conflict in the Middle East to forced displacement in the Balkans, attacks on democracy in Russia and gender issues. The Bolivian anarchist-feminist collective Mujeres Creando (Women Creating) were due to parade a giant model uterus followed by a debate by 100 women who have had abortions. Another work, Dios Es Marica (God is Queer), brings together four artists organised ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Desmond O'Grady

    ... in novel after novel to portray professionals at highly skilled work, and their elementary stumbles. He has a knack for getting under the skin of his women too, most notably in Atonement. ... concerts in the Great Hall at Gray's Inn, where she performs classical songs. She is as married to the law as some women become brides of Christ. Unlike them, however, she has a husband she ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Inner Enemies of Democracy, by Tzvetan Todorov

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... and emancipated women play the housewife. Women have every right to do just that, Todorov argues persuasively. The Inner Enemies of Democracy sometimes reads like a baggy round-up of his fixations. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - SOUTH ASIA

    Book review: This Divided Island, by Samanth Subramanian

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kit Gillet

    ... by the rebel leadership, as well as men and women from all sides who lost friends, family and limbs in acts of wanton brutality. At times the author recounts stories that are almost too harrowing ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Death Fugue by Sheng Keyi

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by Kit Gillet

    ... solace in the arms of a multitude of young, attractive women. Once a year he heads out in search of his lost love, one of the protest's leaders who disappeared during its bloody conclusion. ... fails to hit the mark. The story switches between the different time periods and so we see the young Yuan surrounded by impassioned protesters, the older Yuan chasing women, and the Yuan trapped ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - GENDER

    Book review: Leftover Women, by Leta Hong Fincher

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:55pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher Zed Books 4 stars  Joanna Chiu In China's biggest cities, well-educated women ... campaigns accusing single women of being sexual degenerates with unrealistically high expectations of men. Tsinghua University sociologist Leta Hong Fincher makes a convincing argument ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD TORONTO

    Postcard from Toronto

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Helen Barlow

    ... for women at Toronto- with male-dominated films such as The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jnr and Robert Duvall, more the rule. However, Jane Fonda took the ball and ran with it in family comedy ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind, film: A Town Like Alice, directed by Jack Lee (1956)

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by James Kidd

    ... irreconcilable ones. There is a central culture clash: between Japanese soldiers and British women. There are doublings of place: the real Alice Springs, where our hero Joe Harman (Finch) is from, ... narrative. Jean returns to Malaya where she worked during the war in the hope of doing some good: she builds water wells for the women of a remote village. Asked if she will marry, her voiceover ...




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