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Taliban Ban Women From University Education in Afghanistan

On Tuesday, the Taliban suspended the right for women to access university education. The ban on women entering higher education follows earlier revocations of women's educational rights made earlier this year. The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in 2021 amid...

Artist Dyes Tehran Fountains Blood Red in Protest of Government Violence

An artist dyed Tehran's water fountains a blood red colour, in protest of the regime's violence against demonstrators for women's rights.

Fury Grows in Iran over Woman’s Death after Hijab Arrest

Fury grew in Iran over the death of a twenty-two-year-old Iranian woman after falling into a coma following her arrest by Iran's morality police, who were enforcing strict hijab rules, last week. Mahsa Amini and her family, who had traveled...

Euripides’ Medea and Her Terrible Revenge Against the Patriarchy

Euripides’ dismissal by some as a misogynist sits uncomfortably alongside his complex and sympathetic female characters. By Paul Salmond The Athenian poet Euripides was the last of the three great Greek tragedians, after Aeschylus and Sophocles -- and also the least successful. Greek tragedies were...

Biden on Roe v Wade Decision: “A Sad Day for Our Country”

US President Joe Biden responded to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade on Friday, stating that it is a "sad day for our country." The US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, the historic 1973 case in...

US Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

On Friday, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the historic 1973 case where the court decided that abortion was a constitutional right in the US. By a 6-3 decision, the court overturned the ruling, leaving decisions regarding access...

The History of Feminism in Greece

While there were some proto-feminists in ancient Greece, feminism as a movement began in Greece in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when women across the US and Europe began fighting for their rights. Women from the US, UK, and Ireland...

International Womens Day Sees Females on the Front Lines in Ukraine

Females are on the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine, adding their talents and fighting spirit to the resistance as they defend their country on this International Womens' Day in 2022. After women have won so many rights around...

When Women’s Rights Ignored Around the World, Nations Fail

When nations fail to protect their women, not allowing them to take on a full role in the everyday life of society, the nations themselves fail, comparing examples from Afghanistan under the Taliban and then after the US invasion...

Revenge Porn Makes Ugly Appearance in Greece

The issue of revenge porn, or the distribution of sexual images or videos of someone without their consent, is now the most discussed topic in Greece after TV host Stathis Panagiotopoulos was accused of uploading dozens of videos and...