U.N. Stands Behind Woman Suing Prada Japan For Sexist Discrimination

Provoked by the four-year-long lawsuit between Rina Bovrisse and her former employer, Prada Japan, the United Nations is backing Bovrisse and pushing Japan to introduce legislation to make sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace illegal. » 5/25/13 12:30pm 5/25/13 12:30pm

U.N. Says We Should Stop Being Pansies and Eat More Bugs

On the eve of "Swarmageddon," the name given to a cicada awakening 17 years in the making, the United Nations has released a report that highly recommends eating insects as a part of a healthy and balanced diet. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that many of the 1,900 species of insects that humans… » 5/13/13 5:00pm 5/13/13 5:00pm

Listen to Women Around the World Singing in Honor of International…

If you think the concept of International Women's Day is cheesy/problematic/[insert gripe here], you'll probably think "One Woman: A song for UN Women," described in a press release as "a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring 25 artists from 20 countries across the globe" is corny, too. » 3/08/13 9:30am 3/08/13 9:30am

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