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Thursday linkage

February 7, 2013

Here are some recent interesting posts and articles focused on 52% of the population:

Want a fun and informative procrastination tool? Check out the NYT interactive tool exploring the gender gap in science across the globe.

Sarah Rainey of the National Times in Australia wrote an impassioned and provocative piece on childless women- she declares them “the final taboo for women.”

Darlene Iskra, for Times, asks if women in combat is “really that big of a deal.”

Sheila Moeschen lists 5 ‘Crimes’ perpetrated against women in rock music in her latest Huffington Post post.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald women are now abusing alcohol at the same levels as men. So in addition to getting harassed about being childless, be prepared to see more staggering, brawling ladies on your next Oz vacation.


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Megan MacKenzie is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney in Australia. Her main research interests include feminist international relations, gender and the military, the combat exclusion for women, the aftermaths of war and post-conflict resolution, and transitional justice. Her book Beyond the Band of Brothers: the US Military and the Myth that Women Can't Fight comes out with Cambridge University Press in July 2015.