Why Does the Middle East Hate Women?

"Why Do They Hate Us?", Egyptian-born, U.S.-based journalist Mona Eltahawy's cover story for Foreign Policy's first-ever "Sex Issue", is an uncomfortable and obligatory read. Eltahawy argues that the Arab Spring movement is just as misogynistic as the regimes it replaced, and that true revolution is impossible until… » 4/24/12 10:40am 4/24/12 10:40am

The Most Inspirational Moments From The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony


On Friday, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman were awarded their Nobel Peace Prizes. During the ceremony, all three women spoke eloquently about the struggles they'd faced—not just as women, but as people living under oppressive regimes. Given that the prize was shared by the three women, it's… » 12/11/11 4:05pm 12/11/11 4:05pm

Yemeni Women Burn Veils To Protest Government Crackdown

Thousands of women took to the streets of Yemen today and burned their veils, but not because they're against wearing the traditional coverings. For Bedouin tribes burning garments is a symbolic gesture that signifies an appeal to fellow tribesmen for help. The women oppose President Ali Abdullah Saleh's violent… » 10/26/11 11:35pm 10/26/11 11:35pm

10-Year-Old Divorcee Goes Back To School • Mom Helps Son Create A…

• 10-year-old Yemeni divorcee Nujood Ali went back to school » 9/23/08 5:30pm 9/23/08 5:30pm this month where she plans to study drawing and math; eventually, she hopes to become a lawyer. • A Pennsylvania mother admitted to helping her 14-year-old son to fend off school bullies. • Jason Donovan, a former star of and ex-boyfriend of his co-star…

McCain Surrogate Carly "SNL Was Sexist" Fiorina Goes Out With A Bang

Oh, did you hear? Carly Fiorina has canceled all her remaining television appearances this week and will be taking a short media-oxygen-free nap due to some little things she said yesterday. Other people that should join her in her media-vacuum? Maureen Dowd, who Jason » 9/17/08 10:00am 9/17/08 10:00am totally Rick-Rolled me with this morning, and…