Tag: International

This Is Not At All Comforting

For the first time since, oh, a few years after the War of 1812, the US is putting weapons on Coast Guard vessels patrolling the Great Lakes. For the first time since 1817, U.S. Coast Guard vessels on the Great…

Burqa Ban

From Steve Gilliard, apparently the Dutch are considering banning the burqa, the niqab and other Muslim veils that cover the face. AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – If the Netherlands becomes the first European country to ban the burqa and other Muslim face…

Blog Against Sexism Day

Every day is Blog Against Sexism Day here at Feministe, but it’s nonetheless valuable to give it special focus on International Women’s Day. First, check out the Tenth Carnival of the Feminists at Indian Writing (a great blog — be…

Darfur Crisis Extends Into Chad

The refugee crisis is growing, and the rest of the world is sitting back and watching. These people are refugees in their own countries. There is nowhere for them to go. And help just isn’t coming.

International Abortion News

And for once, it’s actually good. First, Australia ends their ridiculous ban on medical abortion*, and takes the control of the procedure away from their health minister. The responses from politicians are particularly interesting: The issue split Prime Minister John…

Bush Cuts Family Planning Funding

Slashing the U.S. international family planning budget by almost $100 million dollars — another woman-killing measure pushed by our “pro-life” administration. The cuts are stirring strong opposition from nonprofit groups and Democrats on the House and Senate appropriations subcommittees responsible…

How To Top A Mohammed Cartoon

Run a Holocaust cartoon. Way to take a stand for your dearly-held national free speech values, Iran! We knew you had it in ya.* I’m sure that the right-wing blogosphere will immediately denounce anyone who questions the good taste of…

UK Stands Up For Women’s Lives

Maybe I’ll move to London. The British government will today publicly defy the United States by giving money for safe abortion services in developing countries to organisations that have been cut off from American funding. Nearly 70,000 women and girls…