Is Being A Bad Mother The Most Heinous Crime Of All?

Yesterday we wrote about an adoptive mother » 11/17/08 2:00pm 11/17/08 2:00pm named Yvette Maguire who gave her child back after a mere two weeks with the boy, because, as she said, "I felt no bond with him whatsoever. People were brutal towards Maguire for what they considered to be terrible mothering, and today that Nixzaliz Santiago, the mother of…

Some Parents Looking To Adopt Find Bureaucratic Roadblocks

According to the most recent government statistics, 600,000 women are looking to adopt children to whom they are not related. 129,000 foster children are waiting to be adopted, and only 8,000 were adopted last year by parents to whom they had no prior relationship. In the Washington Post » 11/10/08 9:30am 11/10/08 9:30am, adoption advocate Jeff Katz …

"Honor Killings" In Western Pakistan Spark Parliamentary Protests

Newspapers across the world are beginning to report on a spate of "honor killings" » 9/02/08 9:30am 9/02/08 9:30am that were perpetrated in the rural Balochistan province of Pakistan in July. According to , the five women — three of whom were teens — were buried alive as punishment for "willfulness." The that they were killed "after the women…

Aussie Feminist Germaine Greer Argues That Domestic Violence Against…

There are few countries in the world that have clean hands when it comes to the rights of indigenous peoples. From our own treatment of Native Americans to the behavior of the Chinese in Tibet and beyond, there too often has been and too often remains an us-and-them mentality on both sides that is harmful for all… » 8/15/08 1:30pm 8/15/08 1:30pm