United Nations Announces Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

The United Nations General Assembly's human rights committee unanimously voted to enact a global ban against female circumcision, instructing the UN's 193 member states to take direct action by enacting legislation and leading education campaigns for both young women and men in order to penalize violators and protect… »11/27/12 10:00am11/27/12 10:00am


Vibrators and Clitoridectomies: How Victorian Doctors Took Control of Women’s Orgasms

Given over a century's worth of pleasure that followed its invention, history may easily forget that development of the vibrator in Victorian England was just one salvo in a larger culture war fought over women's bodies. (Sound familiar?) While some doctors were figuring out how to give women orgasms, others were… »5/31/12 4:20pm5/31/12 4:20pm

A.G. Mukasey Rights One Of Many Wrongs Done To Victim Of FGM

Attorney General Michael Mukasey, after getting pressure from Congress, has reversed a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals »9/23/08 1:30pm9/23/08 1:30pm that would have sent an unnamed 28-year-old asylum-seeker back to to her home country of Mali. The woman was seeking asylum based on the fact that her tribe, the Bambara, would and any…

Anti-Circumcision Movement Gains Ground In Egypt • Vaginal Infection Linked To HIV

A grass-roots movement against female circumcision »8/04/08 5:30pm8/04/08 5:30pm in Egypt (where 96% of married women are circumcised) is gaining momentum with mothers considering circumcision for their daughters. • will "perpetually remain five to 10 years away." Why? Pharmaceutical companies believe they aren't marketable, although many men…
The Tasaru Girls Rescue Center offers a refuge for girls who want to escape a destiny of female circ

The Tasaru Girls Rescue Center offers a refuge for girls who want to escape a destiny of female circumcision. The Christian Science Monitor reports on a girl named Milicent, whose cousin helped her flee when her mother and grandmother insisted she be circumcised. "In my community, it is difficult for a girl who is not… »3/13/08 9:45am3/13/08 9:45am

Ann Coulter Finally Explains What's Behind That Adam's Apple

  • Ann Coulter refers to self in third-person, suggests she may own a pair of testicles. [Radar]
  • Sad news for female sports fans: ESPN is apparently just as sexist and hostile a workplace as you'd think it would be. [NYPost]
  • Egypt has finally outlawed female circumcision. [Salon]
  • Meanwhile, a little farther to the…
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