Taliban Publicly Executes Woman Accused of Adultery

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Update: Women and men flooded the streets of Kabul Wednesday to protest the public execution of an Afghan woman accused of adultery. The protest included a march from the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs to a traffic stop near a U.N. compound. A three-minute video obtained by Reuters shows a man shooting a burqa-clad woman five times at […]

Science Debunks Morning-After Pill’s Abortion Myth

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A New York Times analysis has found that the morning-after pill—drugs including Plan B One-Step and Ella, which are taken to prevent pregnancy after sex—do so not by keeping fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb, but by delaying ovulation. Some pills also thicken cervical mucus so that sperm have difficulty swimming. However, labels on the inside of boxes for […]

Libyan Nurses Seek Gender Equality in a War Zone, Reports The Guardian

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The war in Libya has–unintentionally and unexpectedly–opened up more opportunities for women. According to The Guardian, prior to the war, the city of Misrata was prosperous enough to hire nurses from the Philippines to work in its hospitals. After the conflict started, they all fled and now women medical students, who (unlike male students) are […]