Posts tagged "afghanistan"

Forbidden From Riding Bikes, Afghan Girls Skateboard Around Kabul

It is forbidden for girls to ride bicycles in Afghanistan, so instead, girls learn early on to ride skateboards, which admittedly looks 10 times more badass anyway.
Take a look…

Katrin Higher | April 27, 2015 - 9:00 am

UN Report Finds 35 Percent Of Women Worldwide Have Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence

A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The Love Story Behind That Beautiful Photo Of A Woman Carrying Her Double-Amputee Marine Husband

You might have seen this picture pop on your Facebook newsfeed sometime in the past couple days. A smiling woman stands in a lake, carrying her double amputee husband on…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm

True Story: My Date Called Me “Irrational” Over Dinner

Here is a list of subjects in which I would consider myself an expert:

the best places in New York City to eat a pulled pork sandwich…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Anisa, A 10th Grader In Afghanistan, Murdered For Attending School

Anisa, a young Afghani Afghan woman who had just completed the 10th grade, was murdered outside her home on Sunday, hit by six or seven bullets in her stomach. She had…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Afghan Man Murders Cousin, 15, After Her Family Rejects His Marriage Proposal

An Afghani man had his 15-year-old cousin Nishina killed after her family rejected his marriage proposal. A cousin and nephew slit Nishina’s throat as she walked to fetch water…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2012 - 5:40 pm

What, Is The Taliban Getting Its News From Us Weekly Now?

So you’re the Taliban. You’ve been fighting for your Islamic fundamentalist cause for a couple decades now. Sure, things were a bit easier before the U.S. decided to intervene and…

Julie Gerstein | September 10, 2012 - 10:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Afghan Teen Flees “Honor Killing”

If you read one news article today, read this one: NPR has a powerful story about a teenage girl in rural Afghanistan who ran away from her family after…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Women On Afghan TV Told To Wear “Less Makeup, More Veil”

Your daily reminder that as screwed up as our government’s attempts to control women’s bodies is sometimes, it could be worse: female TV presenters in Afghanistan have been warned by…

Jessica Wakeman | February 16, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Afghan Woman Reportedly Killed For Bearing Baby Girl

Today in News That Makes You Want To Crawl Back Under The Covers: police in Afghanistan say a woman was reportedly strangled to death by her husband because she gave…

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Female Vets Less Supportive Of Wars

Female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are less supportive of the wars than their male counterparts, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. I…

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Watch Soldiers Reunite With Their Adopted Afghan Dogs

Stray dogs became like family for many of the American troops serving over in Afghanistan, and for some, leaving their posts and coming home means leaving their new pets behind.

Julie Gerstein | November 18, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Afghan Women Protest Street Harassment In High Heels & Head Scarves

Afghan women held a protest in high heels and head scarves in Kabul today to protest street harassment. “The idea behind street harassment is that women should not be…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2011 - 6:40 pm

The Military’s Dirty Little Human Trafficking Secret

We tend to think of human trafficking as something that happens over there, a crime committed by someone else. But, as discussed in a piece in the current issue of…

Julie Gerstein | June 1, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Soldier Sends Family A Heartwarming Icy Reminder

Lieutenant Neil Bucken was stationed in Afghanistan and couldn’t make it home for Christmas or his sister’s birthday, so he did what any normal guy might do — he sent…

Julie Gerstein | December 28, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Why Are So Many Afghan Women Killing Themselves?

More bad news out of the Middle East: Fresh off Time magazine’s cover story on the state of Afghanistan (with accompanying extremely disturbing cover photo), a new report from Afghanistan’s…

Julie Gerstein | August 11, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Afghan TV Show Says Shelters Force Women Into Prostitution

A multi-part Afghan television series has accused women’s shelters in Afghanistan of being brothels — even ones registered with the government. The 27-year-old TV host, Nasto Nadiri, is running…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: U.S. Not The Best Place In The World For Mothers, Says Study

The United States is the 28th best place in the world for mothers and their children, according to Save The Children’s annual report, given our inconsistencies on maternity leave,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2010 - 8:30 pm