The Life And Death Of Neda, Translated To Film

It has been almost a year since Neda Agha-Soltan was gunned down during the protests in Iran. Last week, HBO released For Neda to commemorate her death and reveal more of the woman behind the symbol. » 6/07/10 4:40pm 6/07/10 4:40pm

"I Knew Better Than To Protest:" One Woman And The Hijab

"'You have to wear a hijab,' my husband told me shortly after we got married. 'Don't argue with me over this issue.'" So begins writer Dalya Hassan's somewhat disquieting account of "wearing a headscarf in Iraq": » 1/04/10 3:30pm 1/04/10 3:30pm

Woman's Murder Raises Stakes In Headscarf Debate

Since a pregnant woman was stabbed to death in a German courtroom, apparently for wearing a headscarf, the debate over Islamic women's dress in Europe has grown more urgent. » 7/13/09 2:30pm 7/13/09 2:30pm

A judge in Orange County, California signed an agreement » 11/04/08 3:30pm 11/04/08 3:30pm last week that will allow Muslim women to wear county-issued headscarves in jail. The change came after a Muslim woman named Jameelah Medina filed a lawsuit against the county after she was arrested in 2005 for having an invalid train pass and forced to remove…

New Ban On Headscarves In Turkey Angers Muslims • Nightmare Roommate…

• A ruling on Wednesday by the Turkish Constitutional Court that reversed a ruling that would have allowed women to wear headscarves at universities is being met with fierce opposition » 10/24/08 5:20pm 10/24/08 5:20pm. • Got a bubble wrap-popping addiction? Get your fingers on this . • "Dozens" of came out to picket the groundbreaking of a new…

When The Dow Drops, Dognappers Rise • Y Is Agyness Deyn So Faymous?


Another sad consequence of our crappy economy: dognapping! Pet thefts » 7/28/08 5:30pm 7/28/08 5:30pm are on the rise, with a spike in February when contraband pooches may have been given as Valentine's gifts. • Is your period messing up your morale? Try this with a little flower that dangles out of your vag. • Double dutch is now in New York…

Gymnasts Pose For Questionable Pic • New York Chooses First Black…

Does this photo of the 2008 US Womens Olympic Gymnastics Team piss you off? If so, you're in agreement with Feminist Law Professors, who wonder if a photographer would ever ask the men's gymnastics team to stick their butts out like that. • Melvina Lathan will be the first black woman to chair the New York State… » 7/25/08 5:30pm 7/25/08 5:30pm

How Did We Let The Headscarf Become The New Swastika?

Perhaps you have already let out a long woebegone sigh re the news of the two Obama volunteers who barred headscarf-wearing Muslim women from sitting near him at a rally in Detroit on Monday so as not to generate any more photographic fodder for the insane wing conspiracy. I would say this was a low point, but that… » 6/19/08 4:00pm 6/19/08 4:00pm