The Most Inspirational Moments From The Nobel Peace Prize Award…


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

After Divorce, Life Is Still Bleak For Former Child Bride

Two years ago, Nujood Ali's story made the 8-year-old child bride famous. She appeared on multiple television and award shoes, and in 2008, Glamour named her their "woman" of the year. But despite the fame, little has changed for Nujood. » 8/27/09 1:40pm 8/27/09 1:40pm

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…
Remember when 8-year-old Yemeni Nojoud Muhammed Nasser » 8/25/08 10:20am 8/25/08 10:20am (pictured) filed for divorce against the 28-year-old perv she was forced to marry, and that divorce was granted? Well let's hope this meets the same fate as Nasser. According to the the Saudi girl in question was married off by her father to a man in his 50s…

Is It "Mocking A Culture" To Talk About Piss?

"I've personally never taken Jezebel seriously and this is just reinforcing that decision," reads a comment on a Racialicious post about that thing I hastily wrote about Yemen. Well, you know? Good. Because I don't have time to take Jezebel seriously. If I did, I would never have posted that IM exchange. I would have… » 4/23/08 1:30pm 4/23/08 1:30pm

This Week We Dealt With A Load Of Crap

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