“The Lady” Takes Office in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn in as a member of Burma’s Parliament today, along with other elected members of her party, the National League for Democracy. The current issue of Ms. has a cover story on the global feminist and human rights icon, from which this is an excerpt: For two decades, […]

Guyanese Machete Murders Have Century-Old History

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In the village where I grew up, in the backwoods province of Berbice, Guyana, several recent murders of women recall a spate of brutal killings on British sugar plantations in the West Indies in the late 19th century. Indentured laborers on the plantations, suspecting their wives of infidelity, hacked the women to death with their […]