Posts tagged "war"

The Soapbox: “American Sniper” Isn’t Really A Film About War

A Republican yahoo made a movie about a Navy SEAL during the Iraq Occupation, and apparently no one foresaw that it would be a total shitshow that would send this country into online hysterics. Clint Eastwood is a man who accused an invisible Obama, alighting upon an empty stool, of being “absolutely crazy” at the…

By: Chloe Stillwell / January 29, 2015

Morrissey Thinks Straight Dudes Are Ruining Everything

"War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality. If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men. They even get medals for it. Women don’t go to war to kill other women. Wars and armies and…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 27, 2013

Must Watch: “Kony 2012″ And The Plight Of Uganda’s Child Soldiers

Joseph Kony is the leader of the Ugandan guerilla group the Lord's Resistance Army. Kony has been waging war in Uganda for nearly 30 years -- fighting a violent and brutal campaign to establish a theocratic government in Uganda. The worst part? He regularly abducts and recruits children into his army, often forcing boys to…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2012

Libyan Woman Says She Was Raped By Qaddafi’s Men, Is Detained At Gunpoint By Government Forces

On Saturday, Libyan woman Eman al-Obeidy walked into a hotel in Tripoli, Libya, populated by foreign journalists in order to let the world know that Col. Moammar Qaddafi's military forces had beaten and raped her. What followed was a violent scuffle, as al-Obeidy was forcibly removed by Qaddafi's men, despite the protests and protections of…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2011

Hey, Baby, You’re The Bomb

Nothing says "sexy" like nuclear fallout. [Fashion Copious]…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 16, 2009

Would We Still Have War If Women Ran The World?

If you missed The New York Times Magazine's excellent "Saving the World's Women" edition focusing on the issues facing women in the developing world, don't fret! You can still read it online. I enjoyed the piece on how women's rights are the cause of our time, the interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2009

War, What Is It Good For? Making Widows

Women in Iraq have it rough. Many have husbands are missing or dead, so they are responsible for taking care of their families, which means more than just putting food on the table. Sabriyah Hilal Abadi started sleeping with a loaded AK-47 in her bed , but she only used it once, when she thought…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 23, 2008