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DECEMBER 8, 2011 4:03PM

Saudi Clerics: Women Drivers are Sluts!

In a typical move by the highest religious council in Saudi Arabia, clerics recently announced that if women were allowed to drive in their country, it would lead to “no more virgins” in the Kingdom.

The statement says a lot about the view of women in Saudi Arabia. First,… Read full post »

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AUGUST 8, 2011 1:33PM

Motherhood is a lonely land

We met at just the sort of place we all would’ve loved back in college: funky art, greasy burgers, an enormous selection of beer. Since the four of us have, until recently, lived in four different cities on three continents, we only managed to have a night together like this every… Read full post »

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AUGUST 3, 2011 2:22PM

Removing the veil doesn't empower women

            An Italian parliamentary commission passed a draft law yesterday that would prohibit women from veiling their faces in public. Lawmaker Barbara Saltamartini said she approved the move that would “put an end to the suffering of m/Read full post »

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JULY 29, 2011 8:01PM

The HIV scare that finally made me quit

It wasn’t until I was sitting in the doctor’s office, getting blood drawn to begin what would be three months of HIV testing, that I decided to quit. No, I’m not talking about unsafe sex or intravenous drug use; I’m talking about teaching preschool.


I’d gotten th… Read full post »