This is a great article from the New York Times that includes UN statistics pertaining to #YesAllMen and the human rights campaign for gender awareness. Thanks, Charles Blow!
Bicyclist Ryan Sclar is more than halfway to accomplishing his long distance goal of biking across the entire landmass of Eurasia. His last check in was yesterday from the country of Kyrgyzstan. Sclar hopes to reach the Pacific coast in Shaghai by September, 2014, at which point I predict he'll take a very long nap.
This is a post from guest blogger Roy, who I met while traveling in India.
On the weekend of May 10th, 2014, I posted an article to Jezebel's Powder Room interviewing a Russian woman who was the victim of sexual violence while traveling through Iran and Pakistan. It was immediately attacked by a widespread hate campaign that spread across Kinja and Twitter, and included a petition boasted by…
Animal lovers rejoice! I present to you a collection of some of the cutest critters (mostly cats) encountered from my most recent trip around the world. These animals were the real stars of my travels.
Tagbilaran, The Philippines: From the moment I stepped outside, I was bombarded by street children asking me for help. They crowded around me and begged for my money. They were all thin and frail, ranging in age from toddlers to preteens. I was instantly surrounded by dozens of innocent faces caked with dirt and…
As an unmarried woman traveling solo in Pakistan, I learned that food was one "gasm" not prohibited to me by Sharia Law. Shawarma? Sha-wing!
Hey Oppositelock, I heard you like cars so this is a happy post just for you. Cuba has some of the most interesting cars in the world. Something about an embargo or pish-posh, (Castro, what's that?), it turns out they haven't been getting many imports in recent years. That's why Cubans have been driving and…
I really enjoyed this article. Thought I should share. Discuss?
"I sleep in the park because I have nowhere to go," explained thirteen-year-old Bala* as we waited for chai that would never arrive. Bala described how she was raped by strangers on a nightly basis while trying to survive on the streets of India, "At night, the men come by drunk. There is nothing to protect me."
Imagine dozens of half-naked women scrubbing each other's bodies head to toe from inside a hot, steamy room of cool, white marble. They scoop crystal clear mineral water from centuries old marble basins and pour the healing liquid over their heads and shoulders. Soapy suds drip down their bodies and their slippery,…
The stuffed baked potato might be the greatest food find of all time. It is massive, carb-tastically delicious, and most definitely filling. Yessssss!
Last week, fourteen year old Wasila Umaru of Nigeria was forced to marry a thirty-five year old man against her will. So she poisoned him.
Welcome to India, home to some of the most exotic flavors our planet has to offer. From cumin to coriander, biryani to samosas, India's rich history and integral geography makes this country an ultimate traveling foodie's destination. Pack your hand sanitizer and get ready to intestinal rumble.
April 2nd, 2014: Snapped this shot over the mountains of Azerbaijan, just west of the Caspian Sea. Preeeetty sure it looks like a nipple. Kind of takes the term "earth porn" to a whole new level. Does this make me a globosexual?
"It was like a washing machine," described a woman named Samantha from a rooftop in New Delhi, "They were throwing paint from every which way. It got into my eyes so I was completely blinded; still they kept assaulting and touching my body."
Is armpit hair a thing now? From Julia Roberts to Madonna, are hairy armpits trending?
I came to Lucknow, the capital city of India's Uttar Pradesh region, in hopes of talking to women about rape culture. Uttar Pradesh has been in the spotlight of Western media due to widespread reports of sexual assaults. I hoped to interview women and to give them a voice, but I ran into an interesting problem:
Perhaps I came to India in search of spirituality, but really it has been more of a distraction. The traffic, the touts, the shit-stained rail stations. All to take my mind away from what I find most perplexing.
I once had Nepalese food with my friends Jessica and Shannon in Sonoma, California. It tasted just like Indian food, and I thought, this can't be right! There's got to be more to Nepalese food than meets the Western palate!