Sayyida al-Hurra, the Beloved, Avenging Islamic Pirate Queen

The phrase "Muslim woman" evokes a wide variety of images today, many of them dangerously prejudicial; one image that's not conjured up nearly often enough is that of an independent and beautiful woman who had the King of Morocco in the palm of her hand—and also controlled much of the western Mediterranean Sea with… » 3/03/15 12:00pm 3/03/15 12:00pm

Moroccans Hold a 'Kiss-in' to Support Arrested Teenagers

Earlier this month, two teens in Nador, Morocco were arrested for publicly kissing. A third, their friend, was arrested for photographing the kiss and putting it on Facebook. The case has yet again brought tensions between the religious and secular sects of the nation to the forefront, no more so than after a group… » 10/24/13 10:50am 10/24/13 10:50am

Teens Kiss in Morocco, All the Adults Freak Out

A pair of teenagers in Morocco were arrested earlier this week for violating public decency after posting a photo of themselves kissing on Facebook. The photo caused all the pearls to be clutched in the small, northeastern town of Nador, and the teens, along with their friend who took the picture, are scheduled to… » 10/06/13 6:00pm 10/06/13 6:00pm

‘Abortion Ship’ Aims to Dock in Morocco Despite Wary Moroccan Officials

Women on Waves, a Dutch organization of abortion-providing privateers that has frustrated religiously conservative, seaside communities for more than a decade, has aimed the prow of its ship at Morocco, and will soon dock at the northern Mediterranean port of Smir on Thursday unless the skittish Moroccan authorities… » 10/03/12 9:15pm 10/03/12 9:15pm

Julianne Moore is Set to Become the Most Terrifying Mother in Cinematic…

Finally! After months of mental prick and clit teasing, Julianne Moore has finally, officially, signed on to play the tyrannical mother in the highly anticipated remake of Carrie. It's not the first time she's taken on the classics — playing Lila Crane in Gus Van Sant's 1998 take on Psycho — and if Chloe Moretz in the… » 5/15/12 9:00am 5/15/12 9:00am

Moroccan Women Rally Against Horrible Rape-Marry Law

Several hundred Moroccan women have rallied outside the country's parliament building to demand the repeal of a law that allows a rapist to marry his female victim if she is under the age of consent (18). The protests come in the wake of 16-year-old Amina Filali's March 10 suicide, the result of an abusive,… » 3/17/12 4:00pm 3/17/12 4:00pm

Scandinavians Split On Sexist Ads • Beaver Goes On Russian Booze Rampage

Scandinavian countries spar over, defend sexist advertising and free speech laws. • Pregnant Indian women more likely to have morning sickness than Norwegians. • My Little Pony celebrates 25th birthday with tea and Elizabeth Hasselbeck. • Smart girls supposedly have a harder time getting off because, um, they think » 4/25/08 5:40pm 4/25/08 5:40pm