Exposing Rape & Abuse of Children in India

"I sleep in the park because I have nowhere to go," explained thirteen-year-old Bala* as we waited for chai that would never arrive. Bala described how she was raped by strangers on a nightly basis while trying to survive on the streets of India, "At night, the men come by drunk. There is nothing to protect me." » 4/24/14 9:16pm 4/24/14 9:16pm

Countries Where Homosexuality Is Illegal Sure Watch a Lot of Gay Porn

As Uganda battles to pass the anti-gay bill which would jail offenders for life (and has already overseen dozens of arrests), it seems that they have a huge force to contend with: the voice/search results of the people. Scott Bixby at the Daily Beast reports that of the top countries who search for gay porn, nearly… » 1/17/14 6:45pm 1/17/14 6:45pm

Hate Group Bullies School Board Into Rescinding Basic Rights for…

Here's some shitty news. Four days after unanimously approving policy allowing a few very basic rights to transgender students, the East Aurora School District 131 in Illinois has revoked it, claiming that they didn't allow time for input from state officials. We all know this is a bunch of bullshit because the… » 10/24/12 10:00am 10/24/12 10:00am

Muppets and Homophobes Locked in Fierce Battle Over Chick-fil-A

Last week, Chick-fil-A's CEO confirmed what liberal fun-ruiners already knew — the restaurant not only serves up delicious waffle fries, but also some good old fashioned from-scratch bigoted homophobia. Like Mom used to make! The CEO's admission further ignited the already red and itchy culture wars that divide the… » 7/23/12 3:10pm 7/23/12 3:10pm

Malawi’s President Joyce Banda Boldly Stands Up for Gay Rights

Joyce Banda, who was recently sworn in as Malawi's first-ever female president, has said that she plans to repeal her country's laws against homosexuality in her first state of the union address, a bold move, notes the Atlantic Wire's Connor Simpson, since homosexuality has been criminalized in 37 African countries… » 5/20/12 4:00pm 5/20/12 4:00pm

Let's Not Fight for Equal Table-Dancing Rights

Twenty-one year old college student Jordan Ramos enjoys the same ill-advised things that her fellow University of Iowa students enjoy — going to bars in downtown Iowa City, drinking a little bit, climbing up onto things, and dancing on them while other people go "WOOO!" So when bouncers at a local establishment barred… » 5/01/12 10:25am 5/01/12 10:25am

Kyrgyzstan Will No Longer Tolerate Bride-Kidnapping

In Kyrgyzstan, up to 15,000 women a year are victims of bride kidnapping, in which men abduct them and sometimes rape them as a way of forcing them into marriage — once they've spent the night with a man, their families often won't take them back. The practice is illegal, but the law is rarely enforced, and even when… » 11/29/11 1:45pm 11/29/11 1:45pm

UN Recommends Everyone Stop Telling Women What To Do With Their Bodies

The UN recently issued a report that declares that countries that restrict access to either abortion or contraception are violating a woman's human rights. The report also declares it Officially Messed Up when a woman is prosecuted for taking illegal drugs or drinking during her pregnancy, because it's her body and… » 10/27/11 11:20am 10/27/11 11:20am

Saudi Women In Alleged Uproar Over Beautiful Moroccan Maids

According to news reports out of Saudi Arabia, Saudi women are outraged that the government plans to allow Moroccan maids into the country to replace Filipina and Indonesian women, out of the belief that Moroccan women will seduce their husbands. Oh, by the way: There's a vacuum in the Saudi domestic market in… » 9/20/11 10:10am 9/20/11 10:10am