New Mom Aishwarya Rai Is Too Fat, Say Assholes

Heaven forbid a woman gestate a human and not instantaneously return to super-svelte shape! The Indian media have proved themselves every bit as concerntrolly as their US counterparts after commentators went after Bollywood legend Aishwarya Rai — not only for selfishly getting pregnant, but also for having the nerve… » 5/17/12 9:00am 5/17/12 9:00am

Rubber Necking

Indian designer M.A. Rhaman created a shirt featuring "emergency condoms" stitched into the collar to help raise awareness about AIDS. Rhaman sent his unique creation to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who thanked him for the outfit via email. [DailyExpress] » 12/09/09 11:20am 12/09/09 11:20am

United/Nations: Ghida Anani On Addressing Violence Against Women

Last week, sitting alongside United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and the Princess of Thailand, twenty-eight year-old Lebanese activist Ghida Anani delivered a fiery, unblinking address on fighting violence against women. Here's what we talked about afterward. » 12/02/09 4:30pm 12/02/09 4:30pm

Ending Violence Against Women: A Day At The U.N.

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Yesterday, I hung out at United Nations headquarters to learn about what's being done at the highest levels and on the ground. Here's what I found out. » 11/25/09 12:00pm 11/25/09 12:00pm