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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
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