In response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's appalling though sadly not surprising CIA torture

In response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's appalling though sadly not surprising CIA torture report, Ben Emmerson, the UN's special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, has called for the prosecution of senior CIA and US officials who signed off on the gruesome interrogation techniques. He stated,… »12/10/14 3:20pm12/10/14 3:20pm

Emma Watson Nude Clock Was a Hoax Designed to Bring Down 4chan

On Tuesday, contributors to 4chan's /pol message board frantically scrambled to clear their anonymous names over accusations that they were behind a countdown clock that promised to reveal stolen nude photos of Emma Watson in retaliation for a speech Watson gave to the UN about feminism. That night, we found out they… »9/24/14 3:00pm9/24/14 3:00pm

4chan Swears They're Not Threatening to Release Emma Watson's Nudes

Did you hear the one about how 4chan users, enraged to the point of madness after Emma Watson's pro-feminism speech to the UN, have threatened to unleash the Harry Potter star's hacked nudes to the internet in retaliation? If you have, it's probably because you spent some amount of time yesterday or today on the… »9/23/14 4:15pm9/23/14 4:15pm

United Nations Announces Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

The United Nations General Assembly's human rights committee unanimously voted to enact a global ban against female circumcision, instructing the UN's 193 member states to take direct action by enacting legislation and leading education campaigns for both young women and men in order to penalize violators and protect… »11/27/12 10:00am11/27/12 10:00am

Hillary Clinton's UN Doodles Clearly a Window Into Her Innermost Thoughts

Birds do it. Bees do it. Secretaries of State hearing UN pleas do it. Yesterday, a photographer caught Hillary Clinton aimlessly drawing on her speech notes during a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East peace process. The situation is grim, shooting, suffering etc., but all of that starts to run together… »9/28/12 12:45pm9/28/12 12:45pm

How Birth Control Can Bring Us Closer to World Peace

Sometime within the last day or so, it's estimated that the world's 7 billionth child was born. This child, like all children, was gestated in the body of a woman and like most children, is likely to be fed, bathed, and raised primarily by a woman. Whether the world that the child inhabits as he or she grows up is one… »10/31/11 5:30pm10/31/11 5:30pm

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 11:20am10/27/11 11:20am