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  • The Virtues of Gender in Istmo de Tehuantepec

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    Man, Woman, and Muxe. In the region of the Mexican Istmo de Tehuantepec, women’s strong role in society has led to a quite peculiar structure which includes a “third gender”. Neither a man, nor a woman, Muxe is the name given by the Zapotecos to males assuming the social roles, […]

  • Women: the answer to Italy’s economic and political decline

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    The articles about Italy I have read in international press, especially those written after the last elections, are generally uninteresting, often simplistic and  rarely illuminating. None of them has yet seriously considered an objective, statistical key point: that the last elections have also given rise to the youngest and the […]

  • Breastfeeding vs. Breadwinning

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    Decades into the fight for equality in the workplace, policies for women keep failing. A drawing released this year by the European Parliament shows a bleak picture of so-called equality: there are more women in the EU holding university degrees than men, yet men enjoy a higher employment rate and […]