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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

Finding God In A Vibrator

I once spent a 4th of July weekend with about 15 hardcore evangelical Christians. (Ex-Mr. Jessica’s sister was a born-again.) Explaining to some of the women what kind of website…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Arabian Women Can Vote Or Run For Office Without Male Approval In 2015

Saudi women will be able to vote and run for office without a male guardian’s approval in 2015, an official has announced. Women in Saudi Arabia require a male…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Italy Wants To Ban The Burqa

It will be illegal to wear the burqa and other face-covering Muslim veils in public if a new bill can get the support of Italy’s Parliament. A draft version…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Saudi Woman Challenges Her Dad Over Male Guardianship Law

Imagine that you could not travel or go to school without your dad’s permission. You need him, your brother, or a male driver to take you anywhere you want to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 5, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Muslim Beauty Pageant Contestant Katya Koren Stoned To Death

Katya Koren, a 19-year-old contestant in the Miss Ukraine beauty pageant, was found stoned to death in a forest this week. Police are not clear on who killed her, but…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2011 - 10:20 am

Saudi Women Plan Major Protest Of Driving Ban On June 17

On June 17, women in Saudi Arabia are planning a protest of the country’s ban on women drivers en masse by getting behind the wheel. Women in Saudi Arabia are…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2011 - 2:40 pm

France’s Ban On Face-Covering Muslim Veils Goes Into Effect

France’s ban on face-covering Muslim veils, like the niqab and the burqa, took effect yesterday. French citizens and tourists alike will be fined $215 for covering their faces in public…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Hijab-Wearing Muslim Girl In NY Assaulted By A Classmate

A Muslim girl on Staten Island in New York was shoved, punched, kicked and had her hijab (headscarf) nearly pulled off by a 12-year-old classmate, , reportedly because of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Al Qaeda Launches A Jihad Cosmo-Esque Magazine

What do the fashionable jihadists of the world read? Why, Al Qaeda’s “Cosmo-style” (that’s Fashionista’s words, not ours) ladymag Al-Shamikha, which means “majestic woman.” The glossy 30-page magazine boasts interviews…

Julie Gerstein | March 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Harry Potter” Actress Brother Guilty Of Assault Over “Non-Muslim” Dating

The brother of “Harry Potter” actress Afshan Azad, 22, who played Padma Patil in the series, has pled guilty to assaulting her at the family’s Manchester, England, home when he…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Husbands Can Hit Wives As Long As They Don’t Leave Marks, UAE Court Rules

Good news, domestic abusers! An Islamic court in the United Arab Emirates has ruled a husband or father can “discipline” his wife and children as long as he does not…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2010 - 4:50 pm