Taliban leader reaches out to West, promises rights for Afghan women

Taliban leader reaches out to West, promises rights for Afghan women

[ad_1] KABUL — The political leader of the Taliban has outlined his vision for Afghanistan, one in which women and religious minorities will be given rights in accordance with the movement’s interpretation of Islamic law, and where terror groups will not be given safe haven to carry out attacks abroad. In a rare interview, Abdul … Read more

Women’s rights will be respected ‘within the limits of Islam’, say Taliban – video | World news

[ad_1] The Taliban said they wanted peaceful relations with other countries and would respect the rights of women ‘within the limits of Islam’, as they held their first press conference since seizing Kabul. During their rule between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban implemented their own strict interpretation of sharia law, preventing women from working and … Read more

In Covid ICUs, doctors see a surge in critically ill pregnant women

In Covid ICUs, doctors see a surge in critically ill pregnant women

[ad_1] As the delta variant drives a surge in hospitalizations across the South, doctors say they’re seeing an unprecedented number of pregnant women critically ill with Covid-19. “None of us has ever seen this magnitude of really, really sick women at one time,” said Dr. Akila Subramaniam, an associate professor at the University of Alabama’s … Read more

Adult film performer Ron Jeremy charged with sexual assaults of 21 women

Adult film performer Ron Jeremy charged with sexual assaults of 21 women

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — An indictment charging the adult film performer Ron Jeremy with 34 counts of sex crimes against 21 victims was unsealed Wednesday. The case appears to wrap up all of the Los Angeles County district attorney’s previous allegations against Jeremy. They allege sexual assaults dating to 1996, including a lewd act upon … Read more

No one knows how many Indigenous women are murdered each year. That makes the deaths hard to stop.

No one knows how many Indigenous women are murdered each year. That makes the deaths hard to stop.

[ad_1] In the last few years, nearly a dozen states have created task forces on the issue, and Echo-Hawk and other Indigenous researchers and advocates are pushing more states to do the same — and to fund the changes the panels recommend. In Minnesota, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, a Democrat who is White Earth Band … Read more

Watch out white, liberal ladies – Reductress has got you in its sights | Women

[ad_1] A little over a decade ago, the writer Christopher Hitchens wrote a column for Vanity Fair entitled Why Women Aren’t Funny. It caused a bit of a stir. To imagine it being published today, however, is to blanch at the thought of Hitchens being dragged all the way across cyberspace by feminist Twitter. Among … Read more

Tulip Siddiq: ‘I needed a caesarean – instead I was at parliament’ | Women

[ad_1] When the Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq found out she was pregnant with her second child, which must have been roughly nine months and three weeks ago, “I said to Chris, my husband: ‘Thank God it’s [due at] the end of January – that means I can vote.’” She is sitting in the … Read more

Pressure to procreate: inside Hungary’s baby drive – video | News

[ad_1] Hungary has one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, and the prime minister, Viktor Orbán, is spending significant money trying to convince young people to have babies. Leah Green and Ekaterina Ochagavia visit Budapest, where they meet three women of similar age and with very different outlooks on the country’s parenting drive [ad_2] Source … Read more

Duchess of Cambridge pays respects to Sarah Everard in London – video | UK news

[ad_1] The Duchess of Cambridge has been filmed looking at notes and flowers left for Sarah Everard in London. Organisers of Reclaim These Streets planned to hold a demonstration on Clapham Common on Saturday, near to where the 33-year-old, whose body was formally identified on Friday, went missing.  But organisers said that despite their attempts … Read more