Global Quickies: Sexist Slogans on Vans, Topless Protest, and Ikea Catalog Without Women

“A transgender woman has been blocked from seeing her five children after a family court ruled it was not compatible with her ex-wife’s ultra-orthodox Jewish background.”

“Hundreds of women stage mass topless protest in Buenos Aires. [The] march follows beach incident when 20 police threatened three with arrest for showing their breasts. (NSFW)

“Furniture giant IKEA sent out a catalog for the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel that deliberately omits women or girls from the images inside.”

“An Australian state has banned sexist and offensive slogans on campervans and other vehicles following a high-profile campaign. It follows complaints about “degrading slogans and imagery” on hire vehicles primarily aimed at young backpackers.”

“Tanzania’s government has stopped 40 privately run health centers from providing AIDS-related services, accusing them of catering to homosexuals in a country where gay sex is criminalized.”

“The parents of a woman whose 2012 gang-rape and murder in Delhi triggered national outrage have asked that a museum established in her honour uses her real name in its title, to dispel the stigma around sexual assault victims.”

Featured image: Ikea catalog


Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela has finally decided to abdicate her post as an armchair skeptic and start doing some skeptical activism. She is currently living in Spain after having lived in the US, Brazil and Italy. You can also find her blogging in Spanish at esceptica.org.

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