March 17, 2014

Sexist Showdown: Mideast vs. S. America

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR

The Associated Press

A semi-naked woman in a sequined Carnival costume. A veiled woman with only her eyes showing in a niqab. Two stereotypes of two vastly different regions — Latin America and the Middle East.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Latin America


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