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Becker Sentenced to Life for Cutting off Penis

27/06/2014

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B is for Blood, Photo by Klm

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:24 PM EDT, 27 June 2014 LOS ANGELES, California — In August 2011, Catherine Kieu Becker, a Vietnam-born woman also known as Que Anh Tran, brutally attacked her husband severing his penis. At that time they resided in Grove Garden, California. Today, nearly three years later, Becker has been convicted […]

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The Smartest Girl in all of Afghanistan

24/06/2014

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"Students and teacher in a Biology class at Sorya High School " Photo by: Graham Crouch/World Bank

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:36 p.m. DST, 24 June 2014 BALKH, Afghanistan — During Afghanistan’s university entrance exams last month, a girl named Shohreh Ghaderi scored the highest of anyone in the country. She beat over 225,000 other test-takers. Considering Afghanistan’s history of repressing women’s education, Ghaderi’s feat is challenging the status quo of […]

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The “Manosphere” | Feminists Shot Dead on Sight

29/05/2014

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Harry's Country Club, Photo by Ryan Strong

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 03:43 p.m. DST, 29 May 2014 ENTER THE “MANOSPHERE” at your own risk. This community of blogs and user forums are think tanks of misogyny, where expert womanizers share their secrets and angry ‘alpha males’ disparage the opposite sex. The various websites within the loosely affiliated “manosphere” often operate […]

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Enough Already. Where are Nigeria’s Stolen Daughters?

29/05/2014

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Shackles, Bahir Dar, Amhara, Ethiopia, July 2009, Photo by Sean Winslow

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 12:30 p.m. DST, 29 May 2014 BORNO, Nigeria — Six very long weeks ago, Boko Haram militants stormed a school in northern Nigeria and abducted over 200 girls in the night. This terrifying incident, that lead a Boko Haram leader to announce they would “sell them [the girls] in […]

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In Southern India Child Laborers are Given Second Chance at Childhood

18/05/2014

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Brick Kiln, West Bengal, India, Photo by Romano

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 15:46 p.m. DST, 18 May 2014 Tens of millions of Indian children under the age of 14 are working instead of going to school. It is estimated that 12.6 million children in India are involved in hazardous work such as coal mining, firework manufacturing, and the diamond and silk […]

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