Posts tagged "india"

French Teen’s AIDS Has Been In Remission For Over 10 Years

This is the longest case of AIDS remission after stopping treatment currently known.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 21, 2015

FDA To Review Women’s Viagra This Thursday

We might (finally) get Lady Viagra; a gang rape in India has led to arrests; parts of the Patriot Act have expired, but not for long; see how women see our own boobs.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 1, 2015

2-Year-Old Indian Girl Breaks Archery Record, Is Our New Matriarch

Meet Dolly Shivani Cherukuri, 2, the latest person to break India’s archery record. Yes, that’s right, AGE TWO. At age two I think most of us were sucking our thumbs and still rolling around drooling, no? Not this queen, who has the face of a thousand daggers — the better to fight men with I…

Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015

Indian Student Drags Molester To Police By His Hair

When 20-year-old Mumbai student Pradnya Mandhare was molested and manhandled by a severely intoxicated man at a train station on her way home from school, she fought back in a way that’s pretty gutsy. Once she realized he was a total mess, she proceeded to grab him by his hair and drag him all the

Katrin Higher / March 22, 2015

Here’s How India Celebrates Holi, Its Festival Of Colors

One of the worst parts of being Indian is when people feel the inexplicable desire to tell you how much they love the food. (“Thanks, my great great grandfather invented chicken tikka masala,” has never not been bought hook, line, and sinker by anyone non-Indian I tell, anyways.) But one of the best parts of…

Beejoli Shah / March 6, 2015

Changes On Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia Page Are Being Traced To The Canadian Defence Department

Someone in the Canadian Defence Department has been editing Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia page to imply that Parsons’ father believed that she had had consensual sex with the two boys who were later convicted child pornography in her case. (Huffington Post)
A letter from ISIS captive Kayla Mueller has been released by her family, i…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 10, 2015

UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC]
New York City’s police investigator general has found that New York police officers are too quick to resort to chokeholds, which were banned in 1993. [New York

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

India’s First Transgender Mayor: “My Focus Will Always Be My Community”

Read this interview with India’s first transgender mayor, Madhu Bai Kinnar. [Wall Street Journal]
The NFL’s first openly gay player, Michael Sam, is engaged! All together now: Awwwwwww. [Refinery29]
The University of Oregon is being sued for recruiting a basketball player previously accused of sexual assault. [BuzzFeed]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 9, 2015

Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of “witchcraft,” tortured and killed. Usually these “witches” are killed during mob violence, pretty much for no other reason than superstition being used to justify violence against women. [Washington Post]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2014

Indian Minister On Rape: “Sometimes It’s Right, Sometimes It’s Wrong”

A minister in India’s ruling party said about rape: “sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong.” [Guardian UK]
Understanding rape in India means first understanding the caste system. [New York Times]
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has closed two clinics in southwest Iowa. [Des Moines Register]
On being a victim of street…

Jessica Wakeman / June 5, 2014

India Rules To Recognize Transgender Folks As A “Third Gender”

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that transgender folks have a right to identify as “third gender” or hijra. The ruling also directs the government to provide trans folks in India with quotas in education and jobs and to ensure they have adequate medical care in hospitals. Both Nepal and Bangladesh also recognize third genders.

Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2014

Gun Manufacturer In India Exploits Rape Fears With New Purse-Sized Revolver

A gun manufacturer in India has built a small revolver that can fit inside a purse in the hopes that women can use it if they’re about to be victims of a sexual attack. But it’s priced at around $2,000, meaning that only relatively wealthy Indian women will be able to protect themselves thi…

Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2014

Ten Arrested In India Over Gang Rape Of Young Woman

Six people have been charged in the alleged dual gang rape of a 21-year-old woman in India earlier this week. In all, 10 people were arrested in connection with the attack, which occurred on Christmas Eve. …

Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2013

Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Her Parents Wouldn’t Let Her Log Onto Facebook

Teenagers are known for having … shall we say, dramatic … reactions to things they don’t like. But this story is beyond tragic: a 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide after her parents would not let her log onto Facebook. The college sophomore’s parents chided her for spending too much time online and talking o…

Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2013

Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too Indian For America, Too Dark For India?

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit America for a little bit — or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, an aspiring med student, performed a Bollywood dance, charmed the judges’ hearts, and took home the coveted, glitzy Miss America crown. She also poked the bear…

Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2013

India Sentences Four Men To Death In Gang Rape Case

The Indian people have spoken: four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman were sentenced to death today.

Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2013

Four Men Found Guilty Of Brutal Gang Rape, Murder In India

A court in India found four men guilty of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old New Delhi woman on December 16 last year. The victim, whose father identified her publicly as a medical student named Jyoti Singh Pandey, was attacked with a male friend on a moving bus and sexually assaulted with a…

Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2013

Photojournalism Intern, 22, Gang Raped In Mumbai, India

A 22-year-old photojournalism intern in Mumbai (Bombay), India, was brutally gang raped by five men last night, as her male friend was violently attacked. It’s yet another shocking act of sexual violence against women in India — a country fraught with high-profile acts of sexual violence against women and girls over the past year, several…

Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2013

11-Year-Old Indian Girl Set On Fire, Dies Resisting Rape

An 11-year-old girl in India died after she was set on fire for resisting a sexual assault. The youngster was hassled by kids while she was trying to go to the bathroom; when she tried to get away from them, two men reportedly doused her in kerosene and set her on fire. She eventually…

Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2013

Indian College Bans Female Students From Wearing Sleeveless Dresses

Oh, dress codes. Women have been banned from wearing sleeveless dresses at a school in Madhya Pradesh, India, because administrators say doing so isn’t dressing in a “decent manner.” In order to enforce the new rule, the college director stands outside the premises every morning to make sure the students are wearing “decent” attire.

Alyson Penn / July 28, 2013
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