Fujn’s News of the Week #06 starts with:
Mattel’s new Barbie doll features an Indian American business woman
Barbie doll maker Mattel has created a new Barbie doll that features the look-a-like of an Indian business woman. This unique Barbie doll is created in collaboration with Deepica Mutiyala, founder and CEO of makeup brand Live Tinted. On her instagram page, she shared the pictures of the Barbie doll wearing a pantsuit with jhumkas and bangles.
She wrote, “Meet 2022’s Barbie. Her skin is TINTED, her eyes big, and brows bold. She wears her jhumkas and bangles proud with her power suit. She is ready to take on the world. Her identity is hers. She breaks cultural barriers; aims high with intention. Leads with empathy and kindness. A fearless go-getter with a deep desire to make an impact in the world. She’s a CEO. THIS is the new Barbie.”
Women in Iran are rebelling against the compulsory Hijab Law
Women across Iran are demonstrating against the ruling that directs them to cover their hair in public. They are posting videos of themselves removing their hijabs in protest against the country’s hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi. Since the president’s victory in 2021, more restrictive guidance has been introduced. The Iranian security forces have stepped up their moral policing patrols across Iran to reinforce the strict dress code in recent months. Many women are rebelling against these stricter rules.
Iranian women are following the Islamic hijab rule for the past four decades, since it was mandated after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. However, the people have found ways around the limitation of the laws to wear colourful fabric and show some of their hair. Religious scholars have starting showing concerns now stating that people are breaching the Islamic republic’s principles of “chastity and hijab” guidance.
Read the full article here https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7gepv/iran-hijab-law
This 33-year-old mom makes $760,000 a year in passive income and lives on a sailboat
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner quit her job in 2013 and started her financial blog, Making Sense of Cents full-time. While in her job, she was making $40,000 a year and struggling to pay off her student loans. Hence, she started blogging. Over the last five years, she has grossed an average of $760,000 per year in passive income by providing advice on how to start investing, which financial products to use, and how to tackle other money decisions. Interestingly, she works just 10 hours a week and travel full-time on sailboat. Michelle has now reached financial independence and saved enough to retire whenever she wants.
To know more about her journey and tips on passive income, read the article here https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/12/mom-makes-760000-a-year-in-passive-income-and-lives-on-a-sailboat-i-work-just-10-hours-a-week.html
Najla Bouden, the first female Prime Minister of Tunisia, has become a positive role model for girls and women
Tunisia has seen a marked shift in attitudes towards women political leaders since Najla Bouden was elected as the first female prime minister in the Arab world. While this hasn’t dramatically improved the life of Tunisia’s women, the country is now undergoing a significant shift in attitudes towards women in positions of power, more than in other parts of the Arab world.
According to a new survey, by Arab Barometer, it was found that Tunisia has seen the largest decline in the number of people saying men are better political leaders than women. The survey also found that Tunisia had the highest percentage of people, around 61%, who believe that violence against women increased in the last year despite legislation adopted in 2017 to combat it.
To know more, read the article here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-62053997
Curated by Ekta Bhatia
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