10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore

Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to. » 9/15/14 3:41pm 9/15/14 3:41pm

Egyptian Court Clears Awful ‘Virginity Test’ Doctor

The BBC is reporting via Egyptian state media that a military court — because those are always conducted by the most fair-minded citizens — has cleared a doctor named Ahmed Adel of charges that he carried out "forced virginity tests" on female protesters at the start of last year's civil unrest in Egypt after a judge… » 3/11/12 1:30pm 3/11/12 1:30pm

Woman Sues Egyptian Military For Administering 'Virginity Tests'

Even after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, there were reports of at least 18 female protesters being subjected to so-called "virginity tests" by military authorities. One official explained that they had to make sure the women had already had sex, because otherwise they could have accused the officers… » 10/24/11 11:51pm 10/24/11 11:51pm

"Virginity Tests" Forced On Egyptian Women Protesters

Amnesty International is condemning the treatment of at least 18 women protesters, who as late as March 9 — a month after Mubarak stepped down — were beaten, tortured, and strip-searched. They were also examined for their "virginity" and told that if they didn't "pass," they'd be charged as prostitutes. » 3/23/11 10:10am 3/23/11 10:10am