Tag Archives: War

It’s World Peace Day

Tweet …and Troy Davis is still scheduled to be executed tonight. He will refuse his last meal. …and 6 out of every 10 women in the world will experience physical or sexual assault in their lifetime. …and teens with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to experience violence than able-bodied teens …and civilian deaths in [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Half of a Yellow Sun

TweetI have been intrigued by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ever since I saw her stunning TEDTalk about the “danger of the single story,” in which she warns that stereotypes are born, not from pure ignorance, but from knowing just one thing about a group of people. Having just read her incredible novel, Half of a Yellow [...]
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South Sudan is born, midwived by women

TweetCongrats to the people of South Sudan who officially became their own country over the weekend. There was a lot of celebrating, as you can see from above–particularly by many of the women who were key in the long, hard struggle for independence in pursuit of a more peaceful nation. World Pulse published a fantastic [...]
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A world where there are waiting periods for war, not abortion

Tweet Go here for a larger version of the cartoon. Counter-earth: Such a strange place! So different from the world we know–where a President’s unilateral power to wage war is now essentially unchecked and the price tag is apparently of little concern. But getting an abortion? Well, that can never be hard enough. [Via] Tweet
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New report: sexual assault victims failed, even at VA hospitals

Tweet As the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) reported last week on its new blog, a scathing new report was just published by the Government Accountability Office detailing how the Department of Veterans Affairs is failing at both preventing and tracking sexual assaults at VA facilities across the country. For example, they report that “nearly [...]
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