Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds To American Policy On Genital "Cutting"

Several weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with a revised policy on female genital mutilation in which they suggested doctors be allowed to "nick" girls' clitorises. Today, Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds. » 5/21/10 1:00pm 5/21/10 1:00pm

What Better Way To Celebrate Being An Iraqi Woman Than Blowing Shit Up?

Remember when female suicide bombers seemed totally exotic? Well, there is one glass ceiling the Better Half of The Iraq has spent the past year detonating. Monday's bombing in Kirkuk, wherein four Sunni lady bombers sacrificed themselves to kill 57 and wound another 280 of their fellow first and second-class… » 7/30/08 1:00pm 7/30/08 1:00pm

The Weekly Standard is not exactly the place we'd normally expect to find a lesson on the historical and ideological unity of the movements to end institutionalized racism and sexism, but times are weird and last week's issue of the conservative journal looked at the lives of both abolitionist Frederick Douglass and… » 7/03/08 1:40pm 7/03/08 1:40pm

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Vs. Irshad Manji: Which Infidel Would You Rather Have A…

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Irshad Manji are two pals who were born Muslim and have spent the intervening few decades critiquing the religion's legacy of bad things. They've both written bestselling books and acquired British intellectual blowhard pundit advocates — Chris Hitchens backs Ali, Andrew Sullivan is more a Manji… » 4/28/08 4:30pm 4/28/08 4:30pm

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: We Finally Form An Uneducated Opinion On A Woman We…

People seem to feel in Europe about Ayaan Hirsi Ali the way they do in America about Tyra, as the Washington Post explains in a profile that begins thusly: » 3/07/07 12:52pm 3/07/07 12:52pm