Is a superhero dressed in a burka sending the wrong message?

Meet Pakistan's first caped crusader, The Burka Avenger — a new superhero who's promoting girl power in that country. But the new animated character is dressed in a burka, and that's causing no small amount of controversy in Pakistan and abroad. » 7/31/13 7:20am 7/31/13 7:20am

The Science of Plan B or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love…

It was Marie Curie who pronounced that fear should be tempered with understanding. "Now is the time to understand more," the two-time Nobel laureate is quoted as saying, "so that we may fear less." » 12/04/12 11:20am 12/04/12 11:20am

Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system to monitor women's…

In a country where women are denied the right to vote, are not allowed to drive, and are basically treated like children, Saudi Arabia has taken its next giant leap backwards by rolling out an SMS electronic tracking system that alerts male "guardians" by text message whenever women under their protection leave the… » 11/26/12 9:20am 11/26/12 9:20am

Yes, Todd Akin, victims of 'legitimate rape' get pregnant - here's…

If you haven't heard yet, it's time you did: yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin said in a televised interview that women rarely get pregnant following instances of "legitimate rape," because the female body has ways to "shut that whole thing down." » 8/20/12 9:00am 8/20/12 9:00am