Though the horrific practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is seeing a global decline, a new report by the United Nations Children's Fund has found that it is "almost universal" in certain countries, with 98 percent of girls and women from ages 15-49 having undergone the torturous "tradition" in Somalia. As many…
A horrifying investigation by The Sunday Times has revealed that as many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) with medical practitioners in the U.K., some of who have performed the extremely illegal procedure on girls as young as 10.
- An activist group sent pairs of job applicants to various stores with matching résumés. In each case, one applicant was transgendered. Although the trans job-hunters fared worse than the controls 42% of the time, J. Crew was particularly discriminatory:
- Posh had a dream client, and her name is Michelle. "I would love to dress Mrs. Obama absolutely absolutely absolutely! I just think she's incredible and she's a very strong woman and she's beautiful," she said after the Oscars. [Fox]
So this ridiculously expensive Ivy League university of which I'm sure you've heard is offering a class in model memoirs.
- Former Chanel model and activist Waris Dirie has gone missing; this is particularly concerning following the discovery of the body of fellow African model Katoucha Niane's body last week. Both models campaigned against female genital mutilation, a standard practice in many African countries (and elsewhere). Update:…