Since a rejected suitor threw acid in her face at age 15, activist Laxmi has campaigned to stop violence against Indian women. This week in London she will walk a catwalk to raise awareness in the United Kingdom.
Grab some tissues because this SNS is going to make your eyes sweat. This past August, a golden retriever named Fergus was one of the first known victims in a series of acid attacks against dogs. He endured several surgeries for a third-degree burn along his back. The good news is, Fergus is doing well in his recovery…
It took three years for Rupa to look at her face in the mirror following a horrifying acid attack by her own stepmother.
A pair of bills passed by Pakistan's parliament today have made it illegal to throw acid on women or force them into prostitution. Progress!
Angela Paterson of Indianapolis has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery after she reportedly threw a bottle of acid at her son's girlfriend's face, causing "severe burns and blisters."
Just days after Bethany Storro was attacked in a similar fashion by an unidentified woman in Vancouver, Derri Velarde of Mesa, Arizona is now recovering after having acid thrown at her face by another woman while walking to her car.
Another day, another story about the dangers of being born female. Last night, Australia's ABC network ran a segment about the horrible reality of acid violence in Bangladesh. It is, as our tipster described it, "amazing, terrible, inspiring."
In yesterday's "Week in Review" section of the NY Times, Anand Giriharadas tackled last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai and the "personal" turn they took. A few pages later, Op-Ed columnist Nick Kristof inveighed against another type of "personal terrorism", that committed against the large numbers of Pakistani and…
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