Kenyan Bishops: Don't Vaccinate Your Kids; It's a Birth Control Trap!

The Catholic Church and Kenya's government are at odds over a vaccine that religious leaders say is a sterilization drug disguised as a tetanus shot. The Church is advising women not to vaccinate themselves or their children because they might ruin their reproductive future. Meanwhile, political leaders say the drug… » 11/12/14 2:20pm 11/12/14 2:20pm

Men With Bigger Penises Are More Likely to Get Cheated on, Study Says

A study of 545 straight married couples—which charted each partner's estimate of the male partner's penis size and interviewed each privately about their relationship—found that every inch of penis length "increased the likelihood of women being involved in extra-marital partnership by almost one-and-half times." In… » 4/28/14 4:10pm 4/28/14 4:10pm

Kenyan Parliament Passes a Law Making Polygamy Legal

Kenya's parliament passed a bill Thursday making it legal for a man to take multiple wives without the knowledge or consent of his original partner(s). The vote prompted female members of parliament to storm out in protest and one called the male members of parliament present "insecure" and "chauvinistic." » 3/21/14 12:20pm 3/21/14 12:20pm

Kenyans Pissed That Rape Suspects Had to ‘Cut Grass’ as Punishment

Unfortunately, it sometimes takes an act (or several acts) of nightmarish brutality for serious cultural and legal reform to take place. That so far seems to be the case in Kenya, where people outraged at the lenient treatment of several men accused of raping a teenage girl are demanding that the men be punished more… » 10/27/13 2:45pm 10/27/13 2:45pm

A Real Maasai Woman's Thoughts on the White 'Warrior Princess' Chick

YES: a real Maasai woman shared her thoughts on Mindy Budgor, the California girl who hung out in Kenya for a sec before saving all the women by becoming the first female Maasai warrior (and conveniently writing a book about it called Warrior Princess!). Here's Rarin Ole Sein's feelings re Budgor, who Sein says is no… » 9/19/13 8:30pm 9/19/13 8:30pm

First Female Maasai Warrior Is a White Lady With a Memoir

20-something California entrepreneur Mindy Budgor wanted to find meaning beyond mani pedis, just-out-of-the-oven croissants (her fave), and her BMW, so she decided to become the Maasai tribe's first-ever female warrior, thus literally saving Africa. She hasn't captured Joseph Kony as of yet, but she does have a book… » 9/13/13 11:00am 9/13/13 11:00am

Led by Local Women, Makeup Sales Heat Up in Africa

Earlier today, I sauntered into a Sephora and found the exact right shade of red that made me look like Rose McGowan's fat, hip grandma*. It's a good look, but one that required me to try on about fifty shades of red before I landed on a color that didn't make me look like Ronald McDonald's fatter, less hip cousin.… » 11/15/12 10:15pm 11/15/12 10:15pm

Birther Convention Cancelled Because Not Enough Idjits Believe the…

It was supposed to be the biggest, most important summit of great American minds since the Constitutional Convention. It was destined to make the Royal Swedish Academy of Science's Nobel Prize announcement look like the final day of Burning Man. But it wasn't meant to be. The world wasn't ready, our minds aren't… » 9/12/12 4:30pm 9/12/12 4:30pm

Conservatives Continue Global Fight Against Abortion, Contraception, &…

"Sluts, keep yer legs closed!" hasn't been a viable public health solution for the last several thousand years, but if we pray real hard, maybe it someday will be. Until mass abstinence is feasible or permanent pregnancy is desired, sustainable, or safe, though, the best options women have to control their… » 7/06/12 11:30am 7/06/12 11:30am

Poor Moms Invest More in Their Daughters, Rich Moms Invest More in…

You might not think that a mother's breastmilk would vary much based on the sex of her offspring, but you would be wrong. It turns out a new study has found that when mothers in Kenya were poor, they produced fattier breast milk for their girls than they did for their boys. The roots of this research can be traced… » 6/24/12 9:45pm 6/24/12 9:45pm

Batshit Birther Orly Taitz's Run for Senate Fails Spectacularly

Remember Orly Taitz? She's awesomely terrible for a number of reasons. First, her names ORLY, like the thing the incredulous owl on the internets say whilst tilting their heads adorably sideways. Second, she's a birther. The queen birther, maybe, who is famous only for her incredible ability to insist that Barack… » 6/06/12 10:50am 6/06/12 10:50am

Man Hacked in the Face Defending an Orphanage Justifiably Rewarded

A few days ago, a Kenyan man named Omari was released from the hospital after recovering from injuries sustained while defending an orphanage from a band of roving thugs— by himself. They slashed him in the face with a machete, leaving him with a large wound that required stitches. After the incident, a founder of the… » 1/27/12 3:00pm 1/27/12 3:00pm

How Barack Obama Sr.'s Love Life Got Him Kicked Out Of America

The same day that President Obama released a copy of his longform birth certificate in order to, depending on whom you asked, put crazy rumors to rest or dignify racists or shed light on the extremeness of the right, another historical document from his family was being examined: His father's immigration file. A close » 4/28/11 10:19am 4/28/11 10:19am