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Kepari Leniata, a 20-year-old Papua New Guinean woman, was accused of witchcraft and burned alive on Wednesday. Relatives of a recently deceased 6-year-old boy alleged that Leniata’s sorcery was responsible for his death. For this crime, Leniata was stripped naked, tortured with an iron rod, doused in gasoline and set on fire. Pictures of this horrific event ran on the front page of both of Papua New Guinea’s daily newspapers. According to the Time report, “Local police and firefighters claim they were unable to help...
Last month brought us this hilarious Craigslist ad, which appeared to be casting a brand new reality TV show based on HBO’s hit Girls. The ad called for applications from any young woman “seeking fame, fortune, love or even a hookup with potential.” Now The Cut reports that the first girl has been cast, and she’s no stranger to fame (well, of the Lifetime variety). It’s Hailey Glassman, Jon Gosselin’s ex-girlfriend and star of CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama and a Lifetime special, My Life is...
As we’re bombarded with tacky, red, pink, and white everything right now, it seems you’ve gotta dig for the really good gifts. We found a bunch of cool treats, threads, and trinkets for your best friend, your mom, whoever you’re currently boning, or anyone else you’re gifting this year. Handmade, colorful, and perfectly sized, this clutch is a great addition to a classic look. Or maybe you’re going out and are too lazy to carry a purse with a bunch of crap in it. This one-of-a-kind accessory...
Traditionally a conservative and Catholic country, Poland is making small but noticeable steps in becoming more open-minded. At the forefront of this transition is Anna Grodzka, the first transgender lawmaker to be elected into the Polish parliament. She is now up for deputy speaker, a role that will give her a stronger voice in proposing laws and an elevated position in the Polish embassy. After her surgery in 2010, Grodzka was elected into parliament in 2011. Along with her election came the rise of the progressive...
Do you ever get sick of hearing about Beyoncé’s sex appeal, or reading a paragraph long description of Lana Del Rey’s lips? You’re not the only one. While feminists have often disparaged the physical representation of women in the media, it seems that journalistic coverage, particularly magazine profiles, might be just as superficial and ultimately detrimental. Carly Lewis recently dissected how male writers cover famous women, often writing profiles that are so two dimensional that they read like parodies. As an example, Lewis quotes the January...