Posts tagged "tunisia"

Indian PM Narendra Modi Delivers Incredibly Backhanded Compliment

Narendra Modi tells Bangladeshi PM her stance on terrorism is impressive “despite being a woman,” and in other news, an Austrian scientist has created a prosthetic foot that can feel.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 8, 2015

Cannes Film Festival Turns Women Away For Wearing Flats

Tunisian women are getting involved in politics; Tennessee has a new 48-hour abortion waiting period; Cannes says flats aren’t formal enough; what’s trolling and what’s just harassment?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 19, 2015

Amina, 19, Posts Topless Pic On Facebook, Threatened With Death By Stoning

Amina, a 19-year-old FEMEN feminist activist in Tunisia, posted a topless picture of herself on Facebook with the words “Fuck your morals” written across her chest. She’s since been threatened with death by stoning or lashes by Muslim leaders. (One warned she might “give ideas to other women.” Oh no! Ideas!) Now activists are…

Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2013

Reach Out And Touch Someone

Phone sex is a fun way to keep in touch while a loved one is out of the country. But usually when we complain about being raped by long distance charges, we’re only talking about the bill. A family in Tunisia, however, is suing a man they claim took their daughter’s virginity over the phone.

Simcha / April 28, 2008