The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: April 28, 2010

-In a new book , 30 young women describe their feminist “click” moments , when they suddenly realized the gender inequality around them and embraced the word feminism. [ Salon ]

-Iran’s Islamic leadership is cracking down on the perceived immodesty of women’s dress. First, a leading cleric warned that improper clothing led to seismic agitation. Now suntanning women and girls are the objects of religious wrath . [ Telegraph ]

-If you upload a video of your toddler belting a gender-bending diva number onto YouTube, is it social progress or exploitation? [ The Daily Beast ]

-We shouldn’t try to reduce the number of abortions in this country. We should try to increase it . [ Reality Check ]

- A Muslim polygamist may lose his French citizenship . His defense: The women are his mistresses, not wives, and mistresses couldn’t be more French. [ Newser ]