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In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss From an Unnatural Disaster

In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss From an Unnatural Disaster

By Susan Zakin (Author), Bill McKibben (Author), Chris Jordan (Photographer)

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Halloween
From N.Y. Times

Why do Good Girls Go Bad, For a Day?

Why is it that Halloween has become, as comedian Carlos Mencia jokes, “Dress-Like-a-Whore Day”? The N.Y. Times plumbs the sociological issues at the question’s root.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


Fetal Horror in Punjab

Authorities in the Indian state of Punjab recently made a grotesque discovery that has prompted public outrage and a government crackdown. Acting on a tip, police and health officials raided a private clinic and found a 30-foot well with over 50 female fetuses inside.

Posted on Aug 19, 2006 READ MORE


Israeli girls write on shells
AP / Sebastian Scheiner

Israeli Girls Write Messages on Lebanon-Bound Shells

A nauseating sign of the times:
Preteen Israeli girls at a heavy artillery position in northern Israel are photographed apparently gleefully scrawling their names and other inscriptions on shells destined to be dropped on Lebanon. One reads “Nazrala with love”—a reference to Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasarallah. (h/t: Zak Brown)
We find it disgusting whenever the ordnance of ANY country bears these kinds of messages. But to see children doing the writing is almost beyond the pale.

Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


Brainless Hussies
From Salon.com

Return of the Brainless Hussies

Salon writer Rebecca Traister examines why today’s most prominent young female role models seem to be “jiggly video stars, boobie-flashing twits, half-clad clotheshorses and label-whoring anorexics.” (Reg. or advert. req’d.)

Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


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Pink’s Ode to ‘Stupid Girls’

In her new video, Pink wages a full-frontal assault on society’s embrace of airheads like Paris Hilton. A cut above most music videos out there.

Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


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From Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone / Yahoo! News

An Afghan Girl’s Tale of Torture and Hope

Pioneering war zone journalist Kevin Sites tells the story of a 12-year-old Afghan girl who was savagely beaten and tortured for years by her in-laws. But wonderfully, the story ends on a note of optimism. (You can even e-mail the girl here. Or at this e-mail address: gulsooma_afghanistan@yahoo.com)

Posted on Mar 22, 2006 READ MORE


Girl Will Hang for Killing Would-Be Rapist

An 18-year-old Iranian has been sentenced to death for killing one of three men who were trying to rape her and her niece. The Nation sheds light on this shocking travesty.
Before you work up a xenophobic rage, remember that right here in America we execute the underage and mentally retarded.

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


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