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"What Killed Shaima Alawadi?" followed by "’One Million Hijabs for Shaima:’ Women worldwide of all faiths post pictures of themselves in headscarves after race hate murder"

April 4, 2012


April 4th, 2012 This post was written by guest contributor Maheen Nusrat. On March 24th, 2012, a 32-year-old Iraqi-American woman, Shaima Alawadi, passed away. She been found three days earlier by her 17-year-old daughter, brutally beaten in her home with a note next to her that said, “Go back to your country, you terrorist.” The […]

Sexual violence against women is the result of the cult of masculinity

February 25, 2012


A false image of manhood makes men act violently and risk their lives against their own interests as humans. It must be addressed Gloria Steinem and Lauren, Friday 24 February 2012 ‘Neither in war zones nor in street gangs is rape primarily about sex.’ Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Gangs of young men […]

In Sudan, Seeing Echoes of Darfur

February 20, 2012


By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOFPublished: February 18, 2012 A GREAT humanitarian catastrophe and vicious ethnic cleansing is unfolding here in the remote and impoverished region where Sudan and South Sudan come together. For some in the Nuba Mountains, living in thatch huts far from electricity or paved roads, the sharpest acquaintance they are making with 21st-century […]

Female Neo-Nazis Not Just Hangers-On

February 9, 2012


By MELISSA EDDYPublished: February 8, 2012 BERLIN — The image of a far-right extremist in Germany has changed, with shaved heads and steel-toed boots replaced by long, tousled hair, a décolleté decorated with a swastika and wide blue eyes staring out from behind wire-rimmed glasses. EastWest Filmdistribution GmbHAlina Levshin as Marisa in the film “Kriegerin,” […]