by George Bialek If you’re a Facebook user chances are you’ve probably seen a popular “meme” regarding Iceland. It’s the one that supposedly quotes some Icelandic politician who was asked something like “Why has Iceland managed to do so well… Read More ›
Women and LGBTQ+
News Relating to Gender Equality, Identity, Women’s Struggles, and the Fight Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Reported sexual assaults in the US military increased by over 50 percent in 2013, new data reveals. The boost punctuates a year filled with damning disclosures of a culture that has failed to protect the enlisted from systemic levels of… Read More ›
Jamie Dettmer QAMISHLI, SYRIA — In Syria’s northeast, women are taking on unusually prominent roles in Kurdish security forces. On the outskirts of the Kurdish town of Derik, close to the Iraqi border, a billboard displays the photographs of more than… Read More ›
by Timothy McGrath This week GlobalPost showed why so many people are digging on Pope Francis. He loves the sick and the poor. He lives a simple life that reflects his values. He has criticized the Catholic church for its alienating obsession with… Read More ›
We already know at least one member of the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has had second thoughts about their verdict. If any of them are feeling particularly bad today about their role in… Read More ›
George Zimmerman was arrested this afternoon and is being held in the Seminole County Jail in Sanford, Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel and TMZ. Charges have not yet been announced, but Karla Ray of Eyewitness News 9 is reporting that Zimmerman was arrested after a domestic… Read More ›