Iranian Women Banned From 77 College Majors Because They Were Getting…

As the Iranian school year begins today, Human Rights Watch is urging the nation to reconsider the male-only restrictions on 77 majors, including accounting, counseling, and engineering. Alarmingly, the ban was only instituted last month; while no clear reason for the new restriction has been cited by the Iranian… » 9/22/12 2:00pm 9/22/12 2:00pm

Grizzled Do-Gooder George Clooney Arrested in D.C.

George Clooney led a protest in Washington, DC today, in which he and other demonstrators — including his father, Nick Clooney — called on alleged war criminal Omar-Al Bashir to stop the violence in Sudan and allow humanitarian aid workers to enter the country. Both George and Nick were arrested, as were former… » 3/16/12 1:40pm 3/16/12 1:40pm

Hillary Clinton Says Al Jazeera Is "Real News," Unlike American Networks

This week while testifying before the U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised Al Jazeera and dared to suggest that the constant fear-mongering, silly social networking, and misinformation featured on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC isn't the height of journalistic excellence. » 3/04/11 12:30pm 3/04/11 12:30pm

In Fashion: Turkish Vogue Debuts With White Model

Last week, the first-ever issue of Turkish Vogue hit newsstands. While many of the editors of the new mag are Turkish, the cover features Canadian model Jessica Stam… in keeping with Vogue's habit of using white models on international editions. » 3/01/10 4:30pm 3/01/10 4:30pm

Hillary Clinton, Women's Rights, & Colluding With Global Misogyny

Just this week Pakistan, the Congo, Uganda, Afghanistan, and Thailand have made headlines concerning systemic economic and physical violence against women. So why is does much of the media continue to focus on what Hillary Clinton can't do about it? » 8/18/09 10:00am 8/18/09 10:00am