Posts tagged "pakistan"

Malala Yousafzai’s Taliban Attackers Arrested

Ten members of the Taliban responsible for shooting Pakistani girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai in the head in a 2012 attack have been arrested, according to the Pakistan army. [Huffington Post]
A doctor who performed abortions in southern Texas explains why recent restrictions on reproductive rights will be devastating for low-income, rural women.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2014

18-Year-Old Girl In Pakistan Survives Attempted “Honor Killing”

An 18-year-old girl in Pakistan survived an attempted “honor killing” for marrying the man she loved. Her father, brother, aunt and uncle shot her twice, stuffed her body in a sack, and dumped her body in a canal. Luckily, the victim was helped to safety by two passersby. However, recently a pregnant 25-year-old woman

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2014

Family Stones Pakistani Woman To Death In So-Called “Honor Killing” For Marrying Man She Loved [UPDATE]

[UPDATE, 5/28:] The New York Times reports that Farazana Parveen was three months pregnant when she was killed. [New York Times]

A 25-year-old woman was murdered by nearly 20 family members in Pakistan today because she “dishonored” the family by marrying the man she loved.

Faranza Bibi was stoned to death i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Honored As One Of Glamour‘s Women Of The Year

Malala Yousafzai, the now 16-year-old Pakastani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking in favor of girls’ education, was honored at last night’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards. “”We must not be afraid of anything,” Malala addressed the crowd. “We must not be afraid of anything! I believe that a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 12, 2013

Burka Avenger: Pakistan’s First Animated Female Superhero Is A Teacher By Day, Crime Fighter By Night

Pakistan’s newest TV superhero, “Burka Avenger,” is not only the first animated female superhero for the country, but a woman with a mission. That mission is to promote girl’s education in the country, on and off screen. The new show, from Pakistani pop star Haroon, features Jiya, a teacher at an all girl’s school who protect…

By: The Mary Sue / July 26, 2013

Malala’s Journey Will Become Documentary

Here’s a film that will bring tears to your eyes: the story of Malala Yousafzai, the then 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls’ education, is set to become a documentary! After being shot at last October in her head and neck while on her way to school,…

By: Daley Quinn / July 17, 2013

Shocker (Not!): Extremely Anti-Gay Countries Search For The Most Gay Porn

Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kenya are some of the world’s most vehemently anti-gay countries. Coincidentally enough, these countries also have some of the highest Google searches for gay porn. Searches like “shemale sex,” “teen anal sex,” “man fucking man,” “gay sex pics,” and “anal sex pics” have the some of the highest volumes of searches i…

By: Mary Odell / June 17, 2013

Set Your DVR: “Outlawed In Pakistan” Airs Tuesday Night On PBS

On Sunday and Monday you’re binge-watching “Arrested Development,” I get it. But set your DVRs now for Tuesday night at 10 p.m. for “Outlawed In Pakistan,” a new documentary airing on the PBS program “Frontline.” The film by Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann, follows a teenaged girl named Kainat Soomro, who accused four men of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2013

Men In Pakistan Village Decide Women Are Not Allowed To Vote

Welcome to Pakistan! Home to the second largest gender gap in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Gender Gap Report. Many women in Pakistan face violence, intimidation and sometimes death for wanting to receive an education. Sounds like a recipe for repression.

The AP reports that in 564 of 64,000…

By: Sarah Gray / May 8, 2013

Teacher Murdered For Teaching At Pakistani Girls’ School

Two gunman murdered a teacher who taught at an all-girls elementary school in Pakistan this week in a drive-by shooting. Shahnaz Nazli was killed just 200 meters from where she taught, no doubt because she dared to educate girls, according to The Daily Beast. Her killing is the most recent tragedy in the battle for women’s education in Pakistan, and…

By: Sarah Gray / March 28, 2013

Malala Yousufzai Finally Leaves UK Hospital (And Is Staying In England)

Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girls’ education activist who was shot by the Taliban in October, has finally left the UK hospital where she has been recuperating. Malala has been a voice for the rights of girls and women in her native Pakistan; she was shot in the skull while riding a school bus on October…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 5, 2013

Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Shot By Taliban, Airlifted Out Of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban because of her activism on girls’ rights, has been airlifted out of the country in an air ambulance and is headed for a UK hospital. Malala was shot in the head and neck while sitting with her classmates on a school bus.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Malala Yousafzai, The 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By The Taliban

Remember that time we went to war in Afghanistan in order to root out the militant Islamic fundamentalist group the Taliban? Wonder of wonders, that didn’t work so well, because it seems the Taliban is alive and well (though in a somewhat diminished capacity), and particularly prevalent in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan. That’…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 10, 2012

14-Year-Old Girls’ Rights Advocate In Pakistan Shot And Injured By Taliban

A 14-year-old girl who fought for education for girls in Pakistan was shot while walking home from school. She has written for the BBC about life under the Taliban as a girl and won the National Peace Award For Youth. The local Taliban has claimed responsibility for shooting Malala Yusafzai for being “a Western-minded…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 9, 2012

Pakistani Actress Sues Over Alleged Photoshopped Nude Pics

India and Pakistan haven’t exactly been the best of neighbors since, oh, the beginning of time. (Something to do with who claims ownership over the territory of Kashmir, which lies in the geographic middle of the two countries). The latest breach between the two? A Pakistani model claims that the Indian version of lad mag…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2011

Who Is Fatima Bhutto, Anyway?

George Clooney has always been a bit of a ladies man. The self-proclaimed eternal bachelor — who has vowed to never, ever, ever marry — has dated a slew of Hollywood starlets and pretty, young unknowns. Renee Zellweger, Lisa Snowdon, Krista Allen, and, most recently, Sarah Larson, have all spent quality time with the actor,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2009

In The News: Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto Assassinated At Political Rally

This really doesn’t have much to do with sex or relationships, at least in a ridiculously obvious way, but it does have to do with women seeking equality around the world, so in that sense it’s just as important to this site as the latest celebrity sex scandal. Pakistani political activist, former Prime Minister, and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 27, 2007