Russians Take Part in a ‘March Against Scoundrels’ to Protest Adoption Ban

When the Russian Parliament in its infinite pettiness decided to use orphans to settle a score or two with the United States and ban the adoption of Russian children by American families, most people registered a level of indignation somewhere between, "Sigh, the world can be cruel" and, "Jesus, Russian Parliament —… »1/13/13 5:00pm1/13/13 5:00pm


New Statistics Show Violence Against Women Is On The Rise In India

In the past few months, New Delhi, India, has been dubbed »8/25/08 12:00pm8/25/08 12:00pm the "rape capital" of South Asia. "The latest statistics are terrifying. And it clearly points to male rage," Shobhaa Dé, a novelist and popular social commentator, tells the . "Underneath our incredible social change, the Indian male is experiencing nothing…

The Gothic & Lolita Bible: Japanese Girls Are Living Dolls

In Japan, the Gothic Lolita trend is pretty huge. In fact, they have a magazine dedicated to the darkly cute (or is it cutely dark?) fashion fad, called Gothic & Lolita. This special issue, the Gothic & Lolita Bible, has everything you need to perfect your look — freaky contact lenses, skirts with stiff crinolines,… »3/13/08 4:40pm3/13/08 4:40pm

We're a bit puritanical when it comes to infidelity — stone them!

We're a bit puritanical when it comes to infidelity — stone them! String them up by their balls! Banish them to a remote island where humans are prey! But regardless, Columbian Senator Edgar Espindola might be taking the policing of marital infraction a wee bit too far. He's proposed a bill that would induce fines and… »9/06/07 2:45pm9/06/07 2:45pm