The historically significant role of the Geisha.

The culture of the Japanese is distinct and includes the kabuki theatre and the samurai. One of the most unique aspects is the geisha. This beautiful tradition empowered Japan when the world was without...

Tomoe Gozen – the powerful female samurai few know about

Tomoe Gozen is a name more people should know about. In medieval Japan, a period when women rarely took up arms except in times of necessity, Tomoe is one of the few who dedicated...

Kama Sutra: Power for Men AND Women

The Kama Sutra has been interpreted in many ways over the years. The book was written in the 3rd century of the Christian era by Indian sage Vatsyayana, then was re-worked in the 15th...

Early Feminism in the Philippines

When women throughout the world are asked which nations in Asia best represent the growth of feminism on the Pacific Rim, answers usually include the change in women’s status once Mao Tse-tung achieved power...

Feminism in China

Feminism in China can be traced back to the early twentieth century during the Chinese Revolution. Although feminism movements in China are closely related to socialism, pundits indicate that the association is damaging the...

The Rise Of Thai Women In Tech

With such a worldwide interest in the improving of the gender and wage gap, there stands a nation that is not only closing the gap in such an area but is also showing the...
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The 1931 Asian Women’s Conference in India

The All-Asian Women's Conference (AAWC) gathered in Lahore in January of 1931. A total number of 45 female representatives met to talk about normal social and political worries of the ladies in Asia, for...

Hồ Xuân Hương – changing hearts and minds

Vietnamese poet Ho Xuan Huong was born at the end of the Later Le Dynasty, growing up within a social and political disorder. Her formative years occurred during the Tay Son Rebellion, and the...

Surprising Facts Regarding Empress Michiko

Most little girls grow up dreaming of what life would be like as a member of royalty, but in the case of Michiko Shoda, born on 20 October 1934, that impossible dream became reality...

The History Of Beauty Is Consistently Changing

Beauty does not come with a concrete definition because the concept is fluid. This is because beauty is usually subjective, relative to the culture and always changing. There have been numerous shocking beauty regimens...

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