A pair of bills passed by Pakistan's parliament today have made it illegal to throw acid on women or force them into prostitution. Progress!
A Pakistani legislator quipped that it's "bitter truth that the same way women are tortured in rural areas, men are the victims of mental torture in urban neighborhoods." Luckily, there were female legislators on hand to lay the smackdown.
• Women are making major headway in Czech politics. Weirdly, they have decide to celebrate this fact by releasing a racy calendar featuring photos of some of the leading female members of the Public Affairs party.