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 10:00am 11/27/12 10:00am

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

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 12:45pm 9/28/12 12:45pm

Some Idiot Ships 30 Pounds of Cocaine to the UN Building

Somewhere there is a drug dealer who is really pissed that 30 pounds of his choice coke has gone missing. But if he wanted it so badly, he shouldn't have mailed it to the United Nations. The cocaine was sent inside fake diplomatic pouches, and ended up in the UN's mailroom last week. People there immediately recognized … » 1/27/12 4:15pm 1/27/12 4:15pm

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 5:30pm 10/31/11 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 the … » 10/27/11 11:20am 10/27/11 11:20am

Dear Governor Palin: Why So Afraid Of The Fourth Estate?

Hey, Sarah, what's up? No, it's cool, you can talk to me. Remember? You're a hockey mom! Only lipstick separates you from a pitbull! You're sassy, you're brassy, you're utterly convinced you're ready to lead this country! You don't hesitate or blink » 9/23/08 4:00pm 9/23/08 4:00pm! So, why are you ?I mean, I know we can be sort of mean. First there…

Aussies Upset Over Daring Girls' Didgeridoos • UN Says Sexism Rife In…

Indigenous Australian commentators are aghast that the Down Under version of the Daring Book for Girls » 9/02/08 5:30pm 9/02/08 5:30pm teaches and encourages girls and young women to , an instrument that is taboo for women to even touch.• A woman is suing a UK hospital over a C-section that was on her without effective pain relief. • Want to end…

Sexual Abuse By Aid Workers Is Underreported In Developing, Struggling …

There's no way to sugarcoat or qualify this: news wires are abuzz with reports of widespread abuse of minors by UN peacekeepers and other humanitarian workers in post-conflict nations. According to a report released today by UK nonprofit Save the Children that focuses on the Ivory Coast, Haiti, and southern Sudan, "the… » 5/27/08 9:30am 5/27/08 9:30am