Posts tagged "pakistan"

Trans* People Are Taking Back Beauty Standards With #MyVanityFairCover

And in horrid news, eight of the men who tried to kill Malala Yousafzai were secretly aquitted and can’t be found.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 12, 2013 - 7:30 pm

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…

The Mary Sue | July 26, 2013 - 3:45 pm

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…

Daley Quinn | July 17, 2013 - 10:20 am

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…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2013 - 10:00 am

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,…

Sarah Gray | May 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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,…

Sarah Gray | March 28, 2013 - 2:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2013 - 1:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2012 - 1:20 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | October 10, 2012 - 2:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 9, 2012 - 5:45 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | December 7, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 11, 2009 - 8:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 27, 2007 - 4:30 pm