Today, Pakistan suffered one of the bloodiest attacks the country has faced in years. Taliban gunmen entered a military-run school in Peshwar, killing a total of 141 people, 132 innocent children and 9 staff.
The gunmen, who dressed in military uniform and suicide vests, entered the school and began to open fire at students. Pakistani police have said that all seven gunmen involved have been killed.
President Obama has released a statement saying,
"The United ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 24, 2014
Elections for the European Union will be held this Sunday, May 25th, and polls are predicting that Soraya Post will become the first candidate from the Swedish “Feminist Initiative” party (Fi) to take a seat in the EU parliament.
Soraya Post of the Swedish Feminist Initiative, Image Courtesy of The Guardian
Fi’s feisty slogan, "Out with the racists, in with the feminists," makes the important point that feminism ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Apr 16, 2014
The poster as seen from the artists' own drone #NotABugSplat
The project is known by the hashtag “Not A Bug Splat” because the phrase "bug splats" is military slang often used by drone operators to refer to killings. "Bug splats." Did we just enter the world of the sci-fi novel Ender’s Game?! It is no wonder that activists sought a new approach to confront this insensitivity and also raise awareness to the horrific reality of civilian ... Read More
In an increasing effort to be more diverse, Marvel Comics will be releasing a new series this February whose lead character is a teenage Muslim girl named Kamala Khan.
Originally from Pakistan but living in Jersey City, Khan will struggle to not just combat super-villains with her kick-ass superpowers, (she can shape-shift!) but also address personal conflicts between her family’s expectations and her own desires.
Khan’s character originated from a ... Read More
Inspector Shazadi Gillani and Rizwana Zafar have faced their fair share of hurdles. Without the support of her father, Gillani paid for her own basic training. After the birth of eight daughters, Zafar’s parents raised her as a boy. The two now police an especially conservative northern Khyber Pakhunkhwa province. Gillani dons a burqa, and Zafar wears a faux mustache as they fend off bandits and militant forces.
As Reuters reports, the ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
on Oct 10, 2013
Everyone has been talking about 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai and her outspoken advocacy of women and education (we certainly have been). Tuesday night, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize nominee went on television to speak on one of America’s greatest and prestigious stages—that’s right, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And so commenced the first time I’ve wept while watching Comedy Central (aside from whenever I watch 50 First Dates).
Being in ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 30, 2012
We’re happy to report that Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai is not expected to have significant brain damage following an assassination attempt by the Taliban.
Malala has been undergoing treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England for the last two weeks. According to University Hospitals Birmingham medical director Dr. Dave Rosser, is able to walk nearly unassisted and “appears to have very good memories of both the last few ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 22, 2012
Malala Yousafzai, the brave young activist from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, is doing well. She’s currently recovering at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. Dr. David Rosser, the medical director at the hospital, stated that Malala is communicating freely and writing, and said that Malala wanted information about her condition to be made public. She can’t currently speak due to a tracheotomy tube, but should be able ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 16, 2012
The recent shooting of Malala Yousafzai has torn me up. Deeply. You’d have to be an automaton to feel anything but grief. But she continues to hang on, and along with the rest of the world, I'm hoping that her doctors' most recent predictions--that she'll make a "decent recovery"--will turn out to be true.
I mourn the disruption, if not the destruction, of a young and very promising life. But violence is often a response to fear, and it gives ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 15, 2012
Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani blogger who was shot by the Taliban last week for being an advocate for girls' education, has been moved from Pakistan to a U.K. hospital specializing in pediatric trauma.
Malala traveled to the U.K. via an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates. Her departure was kept a secret until she was out of Pakistan due to safety concerns.
Both of the bullets that were lodged in her head and neck ... Read More