Posts tagged "female genital mutilation"

Hillary Clinton Is Pushing For Loan-Free Tuition In Public Universities

Also, Vox Day has gotten involved in the For Such A Time drama, and two gay vloggers in Lisbon walked down the streets holding hands and were treated… with a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 10, 2015 - 4:43 pm

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 19, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Female Genital Mutilation Rates Have Doubled In The U.S.

Rates of female genital mutilation in America have doubled in the past 10 years. (Newsweek)…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 6, 2015 - 6:20 pm

The U.S. Supports Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Covers, Citing Free Speech

The U.S. State Department has voiced public support for Charlie Hebdo’s past and future satirical magazine covers, citing the importance of free speech. [RawStory]
French comedian Dieudonné has…

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

NFL Wives Were Pressured To Stay Silent About Domestic Abuse

Ex-wives of NFL players  talked to the Washington Post about the pressure they faced to stay silent about domestic abuse. [Deadspin]
Female genital mutilation in the west is…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 20, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The UK To Prosecute Parents Who Allow Female Genital Mutilation

Yesterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that parents in the UK can now be prosecuted if they have their daughters’ genitals cut.  Previously, it was only illegal in…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The UK Strengthens Female Genital Mutilation Legislation

A law in the UK punishing adults who carry out female circumcision (also called FGM or female genital mutilation) is being strengthened with a new amendment to include other…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Female Genital Mutilation Should Be Treated As Child Abuse: Report

Female genital mutilation (also called female circumcision) should be treated just like child abuse and considered a crime, according to a new report called “Tackling Female Genital Mutilation In The…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2013 - 4:30 pm

British Government Goes Up Against Female Genital Mutilation

British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a huge foreign aid plan to eradicate female genital mutilation across the world. FGM has been performed on roughly 140…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

People Are Pissed That Oprah Winfrey Uses Moisturizer Made With Foreskin

Oprah made an appearance in Vancouver yesterday, with tickets going for upwards of $350. But not everyone was overjoyed about the Big O’s Canadian visit. Glen Callender, founder of the…

Ami Angelowicz | January 25, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Study: Female Genital Mutilation Ruins Sex Lives

Today in No Duh News: women who are forced to have their genitals cut as young girls have more sexual dysfunction as adults, according to a new study in…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Grab Those Snippers! San Francisco Judge Nixes Circumcision Ban On Ballot

Snip away, San Francisco! A judge ruled yesterday that the city cannot vote on whether to ban circumcision on the ballot next election. The ban, which was spearheaded by activist…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2011 - 5:20 pm

What The Hell Is “Breast Ironing”?

Hold on to your girls before you read this, ladies.

There is a practice called “breast ironing” in the African country of Cameroon, a practice which involves flattening…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Pursuing The Perfect Vagina Has Plenty Of Problems

Vaginas! Let’s talk about them. Perhaps, like me, you don’t know much about what anyone’s vagina looks like, except for your own. But it turns out the lips of the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2009 - 8:10 pm