Boko Haram

Boko Haram released 21 kidnapped Chibok girls years after they were kidnapped, many more remain missing

The girls still face an uphill battle for justice.

Kylie Cheung | October 14, 2016 - 11:27 am

Nigeria’s Buhari Willing To Negotiate With Boko Haram For Release Of Schoolgirls

New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told CNN that he is negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of 200 schoolgirls captured by the militant group in the village of Chibok.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 23, 2015 - 5:45 pm

“Cisgender” Is Now Defined In The Oxford English Dictionary

The O.E.D. has made cis people just another identity rather than the norm; the kidnapped Nigerian girls are being forced to fight for Boko Haram; find out the differences between…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 29, 2015 - 6:30 pm

“Mattress Girl” Matters, Whether Meghan Daum Has Had “Enough” Or Not

“Time for young feminists to …”

So starts the headline on Meghan Daum’s latest Los Angeles Times column, a sure sign that the nosy-neighbor finger-wagging was just getting started…

Katrin Higher | May 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Soledad O’Brien Tells The Media To Stop Calling Protestors “Thugs”

Bless Soledad O’Brien for having the guts to say to her colleagues in media that their insistence on using the word “thug(s)” to describe protestors (even so-called “violent” ones) is both lazy and

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 6, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Bud Light Must Have Been Drunk When They Came Up With Their New Tagline

Bud Light has some super cool new taglines, and by super cool I mean wildly ill-advised and rapey!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 28, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Read About Wonder Woman’s Longstanding Place In Art

Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 14, 2015 - 5:30 pm

So, Did You Hear This Guy Rescued 500 Girls From Boko Haram Two Months Ago?

In April of last year, Boko Haram abducted nearly 279 girls from their school in Chibok. Two months ago, they attempted to do the same to 470 girls who were boarding…

Robyn Pennacchia | February 13, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Are Allegedly Using Young Girls As Suicide Bombers

In case the mere act of attacking innocent passersby isn’t insidious enough on its own, terror group Boko Haram is allegedly using young Nigerian girls to do their dirty work…

Claire Hannum | January 12, 2015 - 11:10 am

Justice Department: Ferguson Leaks Are “Irresponsible And Highly Troubling”

The Justice Department called the one-sided Ferguson leaks “irresponsible and highly troubling.” [LA Times]
Boko Haram has kidnapped 25 more girls in Nigeria. [Reuters]
Is that FCKH8

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

#BringBackOurGirls Could Actually Happen Soon

The Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram allegedly held numerous negotiations in August with the Red Cross and the Nigerian government to swap prisoners for the over 200 school girls…

Jessica Wakeman | September 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm
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