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  • New, Glittery Feminine Products Introduces Menstruation to Tweens

    04/15/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2011 | N/A
    It’s a proven fact that girls are getting their periods as young as 7 years old, as detailed in last year’s Pediatrics journal, and both mom and daughter might not feel ready for such a life-changing event. In order to help with the transition, Kotex has created a new line of pads and panty liners designed to fit a tween. U by Kotex Tween are smaller and come in glittery, tween-inspired packages with an information booklet, the company said in a press release.
  • What have we come to when middle-class girls like this see whoring as a career choice?

    09/09/2010 1:08:55 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th September 2010 | Ben Mooney
    When it comes to human failings, I always try to be understanding. In fact, readers of my Saturday advice column in the Mail will know that it’s my stock-in-trade. But there are times, I’m afraid, when sympathy fails me and I am left nursing a deep anger which needs putting into words. Sometimes, even those words fail me. How else to respond to this week’s story of well-educated girls — brought up in decent homes with every privilege — choosing to sell their bodies for a fast buck, not caring how many footballers use them in one week?
  • Islam was Born Out of Child Abuse and Rape

    12/21/2010 9:50:26 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Islam is the only major world religion where child marriage has the religious sanction of its prophet. Mohammed 'married' Aisha, his most notable wife, when she was six years old. The marriage was consummated when she was nine or ten at the latest. Like so many marriages, it was the product of an alliance between her father and Mohammed. Aisha's merchant father was Mohammed's first ally outside his family, and went on to be Mohammed's successor. That alliance was sealed with the sexual abuse of his little girl. Such arrangements are still common in the Muslim world today, where little...
  • Politically Incorrect Parenting Presents: Top 10 Gifts for Girls

    12/15/2010 11:56:36 AM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 20 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 12/14/10 | Rhonda Robinson
    It was a typical conversation between mother and son, just a few weeks before Christmas—and it went something like this, “I’ve got the boys covered, so what do I get for little Miss Corrine?” said I. To which he replied, “Geez mom, you raised six girls, it shouldn’t be hard for you to figure out. She’s a girl. Buy her girl stuff.” But it’s not that easy. There are all kinds of girls, which means there are lots of different flavors of “girl stuff.” Corrine is four, and has two cousins the same age. They are all girly-girls and not...
  • Male star leads (All-Girls)field hockey team. Is he an unfair edge(Double Standard at work!)?

    11/16/2010 7:10:13 PM PST · by greatdefender · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Rivals-Yahoo! | November 16, 2010 | Cameron Smith
    Wyoming Seminary in Forty Fort, Pa., is a traditional field hockey powerhouse, so it's no surprise that it's back in contention for a state title, with a berth in the state championship game on the line Wednesday afternoon in Seminary's faceoff with Crestwood (Pa.) High (the semifinal against Crestwood was originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon but was postponed by bad weather). What is surprising is how Seminary is advancing through the playoffs, on the back of a male player who is singlehandedly dominating all Seminary's opponents.That player is Cornelius Tietze, a junior and German native who joined the Seminary field...
  • Indictment: Somali Gangs Trafficked Girls for Sex, Some From Minnesota (Tennessee and Ohio)

    11/08/2010 8:17:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Indictment: Somali Gangs Trafficked Girls for Sex, Some From MinnesotaBy: Associated Press, MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-nine people have been indicted in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis and St. Paul allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution in Minnesota, Tennessee and Ohio, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. The 24-count indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee, said one of the gangs' goals was recruiting females under age 18, including some under age 14, and forcing them into prostitution so the defendants could get money, marijuana or liquor. The indictment...
  • Indictment: Somali gangs ran sex ring in 3 states

    11/08/2010 1:48:18 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | November 8, 2010
    Twenty-nine people have been indicted in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution in Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio and other unnamed places, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. The indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee, said one of the gangs' goals was recruiting females under age 18, including some under age 14, and forcing them into prostitution in exchange for cash, drugs or other items. The indictment claims three Minneapolis-based gangs were involved _ The Somali Outlaws, the Somali Mafia and the Lady Outlaws...
  • Girls as young as 13 can get the Pill from chemists without seeing a doctor for the first time

    11/01/2010 1:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/1/10 | Sophie Borland
    Girls as young as 13 can get the Pill without seeing a doctor for the first time. Teenagers below the legal age of consent will be able to walk into their local pharmacist and get the contraceptive tablets over the counter. The scheme, which is being introduced in a bid to reduce soaring underage pregnancy rates, will mean young girls can go on the Pill without informing their parents. But critics warn that it is effectively giving teenagers a license to have more sex, so will just encourage greater promiscuity.
  • 6 Brazen Advocates of Slut Culture on the Pseudo-Feminist Left

    10/24/2010 1:40:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 65 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Sluthood wasn't always considered a virtue. Most normal, rational people look at sleeping around as something sad and wrong. It's not healthy, physically or mentally, it can be damaging to a young girl's reputation, and it can also be incredibly dangerous. Women that sleep around oftentimes end up feeling used and regret their choices when they get older and decide to settle down. Other women end up contracting STDs, which may or may not be treatable. For these reasons and more, being a slut is understandably looked down upon -- it can be genuinely harmful. Today's pseudo-feminists, however, have...
  • ABC's 20/20 Women in Islam

    10/06/2010 7:29:00 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3 October 2010 | Pam Geller
    (video) Here is the clip on the women in Islam segment of Diane Sawyer's 20/20 News Magazine that aired Friday night, in which I was interviewed. This was the best of an otherwise dishonest and pathetic hour of dawah, and that's not saying much. UPDATE: The Hamas-linked, Muslim Brotherhood proxy CAIR rep is lying -- I know how surprised you all muct be by that (/sarc tag) Much thanks to Kamala for scanning these pages from one of the most important English-language sources for the content of Islamic law: Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law:...
  • British schools where girls must wear the Islamic veil

    10/02/2010 11:05:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 10/3/10 | David Barrett
    Hundreds of girls are bring forced by British schools to wear the Islamic veil in a move which has been heavily criticised by mainstream Muslims. Islamic schools have introduced uniform policies which force girls to wear the burka or a full headscarf and veil known as the niqab. Moderate followers of Islam said yesterday that enforcement of the veil was a "dangerous precedent" and that children attending such schools were being "brainwashed".
  • Girls think they are cleverer than boys from age four, study finds

    08/31/2010 11:14:04 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 37 replies
    Guardian ^ | Sept 1st 2010 | Jessica Shepherd
    Girls think they are cleverer, more successful and harder working than boys from as young as four, a study has found. Boys come round to this view by the age of seven or eight and assume that girls will outperform them at school and behave better in lessons, research from the University of Kent shows. The study – Gender Expectations and Stereotype Threat – will be presented to the British Educational Research Association's conference tomorrow. The paper argues that teachers have lower expectations of boys than of girls and this belief fulfils itself throughout primary and secondary school. Girls' performance...
  • Mexican Drug Gang Hires Pretty Hitwomen

    08/17/2010 2:56:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 2+ views
    KDFW ^ | Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010
    A Mexican drug gang is hiring pretty young women to carry out killings to surprise its enemies, a suspected member of the vicious La Linea gang said in a video released Tuesday. Around 30 women aged 18 to 30 have been trained by hitmen to carry out killings in recent months, and most of those have killed people, said Rogelio Amaya in a public security ministry video released by media. "They're pretty, good-looking, to help mislead opponents," said the suspected member of a gang of enforcers for the Juarez cartel in the country's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez. The women...
  • The Plight of Afghan Women: A Disturbing Picture

    07/30/2010 2:54:11 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 50 replies · 5+ views
    TIME ^ | July 29, 2010 | Richard Stengel, Managing Editor
    Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing. It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws. Aisha posed for the picture and says she wants the world to see the effect a Taliban resurgence would have on the women of Afghanistan, many of whom have flourished in the past few years. Her picture is accompanied by a powerful story by our own Aryn Baker on how Afghan women have embraced the freedoms that have come...
  • Pictures: Girls with guns

    06/27/2010 10:23:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 117 replies · 1+ views
    These ladies are proud of their firearms.
  • Islam vs. Women’s Breasts

    06/25/2010 4:23:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 95 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-25-10 | Phyllis Chesler
    Dangerous serial killers and sex criminals roam the Western world. In the not-too-distant past, such remorseless killers, such as Jack The Ripper, Ted Bundy, and the Green River Killer, targeted mainly vulnerable women, including prostituted women, whom they kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered. Often, breasts and genitalia were savagely mutilated.Today, these horrific, individual acts pale in comparison to the barbarism of the Islamist world where similar, but legally approved and publicly shared acts of woman-hatred are carried out by national presidents, religious leaders, Vice and Virtue police—and by mobs inflamed by Friday sermons.In 2001, egged on by their imam, hundreds of...
  • PRT beautifies Afghan girl's school

    06/14/2010 2:51:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 210+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson, USAF
    1st Lt. Rebecca Heyse sings the "ABC" song with some of the students of the Bibi Khala Girls School May 31, 2010, in Qalat City, Afghanistan. Lieutenant Heyse is an information officer assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez) 6/14/2010 - QALAT CITY, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Airmen from Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul are partnering with Zabul Province government officials to make school life more pleasant by overseeing improvements for 1,200 Afghan high school and elementary students at the Bibi Khala Girl's School here. "Coming out here and seeing the smiling faces is...
  • Why Are American Doctors Mutilating Girls?

    06/11/2010 11:52:57 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 87 replies · 1,681+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 2o May 2010 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Update: After only a month of criticism—including from Nomad author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, below—the American Academy of Pediatrics has reversed a policy that advised American doctors to give a ceremonial pinprick to girls of immigrant families so that they would avoid seeking a full circumcision. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently put forward a proposal on female genital mutilation. They would like that American doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or “nick” on girls born into communities that practice female genital mutilation. Female circumcision is a custom in many African and Asian countries whereby the genitals of...
  • Islamists torch (Children's) summer camp in Gaza

    05/23/2010 1:24:02 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 20 replies · 681+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 23, 2010 | Jerusalem Post staff
    Ultra-fundamentalist militia claims UNRWA-run camp immoral. Masked gunmen from an Islamist group torched a UN-run summer camp for children and teens in Gaza on Sunday, Army Radio reported, the top UN aid official in Gaza said. John Ging says the assailants tied up the guard early Sunday, burned tents and vandalized bathrooms. UN officials say the attackers left behind three bullets and a note threatening to kill Ging and others unless the UN cancels its activities for some 250,000 Gaza children. Two days before the incident, the previously unknown "The Free of the Homeland" group issued a statement criticizing the...
  • Afghan girls hit again by suspected gas attack (Religion Of Peace Alert)

    05/11/2010 3:52:56 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies · 292+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/11/2010 | Hamid Shalizi and Mohammad Hamed/Reuters
    Dozens of schoolgirls in Afghanistan were admitted to hospital on Tuesday after two suspected poisonous gas attacks on schools, officials said, the latest in a spate of similar incidents. Thirty schoolgirls in the northern city of Kunduz and six in Kabul were admitted to hospital, health officials and the interior ministry said. "Others are also coming in. We don't know the exact number of girls affected, it could be many. It's a similar incident to what happened in Kabul and Kunduz last week," said Homayun Khamosh, head of the Kunduz city hospital where girls were admitted.
  • Afghanistan: Girls' school attacked with toxic chemicals

    04/22/2010 5:04:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 385+ views
    (ADNKRONOS INTERNATIONAL - AKI, April 21, 2010) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted by Marisol on April 22, 2010 5:19 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Kabul, 21 April (AKI) - At least 12 female students were hospitalised in Afghanistan on Wednesday after inhaling a poisonous substance sprayed at a school in northern Afghanistan. The 12 students of the Fatima Zahra Girl School, and a teacher and an assistant were mysteriously poisoned, Hamayon Khamush, director of the hospital in Kunduz city, was quoted as saying by Xinhua." SNIPPET: "To defend their ideology, Taliban militants have attacked girl students with gas and acid." SNIPPET: "In May last year 90 girls were hospitalised in Kapisa province, north-east of the capital, after someone sprayed toxic chemicals in the...
  • Girl, 12, pitches second perforct little league game

    04/21/2010 3:51:26 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 31 replies · 908+ views
    tbo.com ^ | 04/21/10 | Aaron Oberlin
    PLANT CITY - For the second time in less than a year, 12-year-old Chelsea Baker has accomplished one of baseball's rarest feats. After throwing a perfect game June 30, the Turkey Creek Middle School seventh-grader did it again April 9. The Plant City Little League pitcher's first perfect game was during a 21-0 rout of North Lakeland. The latest came during a game in which she struck out 16 of 18 batters in six innings to defeat J.R. Farms, 1-0. "Nobody really notices she's a girl because she's just a great athlete," said Stephen Gude, Baker's coach for the Plant...
  • Why are so many girls lesbian or bisexual?

    04/12/2010 2:04:43 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 128 replies · 4,782+ views
    Psychology Today ^ | 04/03/10 | Leonard Sax, MD
    Psychologist John Buss estimates that for most of human history, perhaps 2% of women have been lesbian or bisexual (see note 1, below). Not any more. Recent surveys of teenage girls and young women find that roughly 15% of young females today self-identify as lesbian or bisexual, compared with about 5% of young males who identify as gay or bisexual (see note 2, below). As a physician and a psychologist, what I found missing in the noise surrounding the Constance McMillen story was any serious discussion of why a growing number of girls self-identify as lesbian or bisexual. Not that...
  • White House: The Economics of Workplace Flexibility

    03/31/2010 2:20:42 PM PDT · by Jean S · 13 replies · 572+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 3/31/10 | Cecilia Rouse
    As part of the White House Forum for Workplace Flexibility, the CEA released a report today presenting an economic perspective on flexible workplace policies and practices. Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility (pdf) highlights changes in American society over the past half century, including the increased number of women entering the labor force, the prevalence of families where all adults work, increasing eldercare responsibilities, and the rising importance of continuing education. These changes are among those that have increased the need for flexibility in the workplace. This increased need can be met with flexibility in terms of when...
  • Senators question $1 million pay for charity's CEO

    03/14/2010 10:57:04 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 16 replies · 780+ views
    AP ^ | 3/14/10 | Stephen Olehmacher
    WASHINGTON -- A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity. The four senators said they were concerned that the chief executive of a charity that has been closing local clubs for lack of funding was compensated nearly $1 million in 2008. They also questioned why in the same year officials spent $4.3 million on travel, $1.6 million on conferences, conventions and meetings, and $544,000 in lobbying fees. More at source
  • The worldwide war on baby girls

    03/05/2010 8:09:21 PM PST · by traumer · 24 replies · 1,117+ views
    XINRAN XUE, a Chinese writer, describes visiting a peasant family in the Yimeng area of Shandong province. The wife was giving birth. “We had scarcely sat down in the kitchen”, she writes (see article), “when we heard a moan of pain from the bedroom next door…The cries from the inner room grew louder—and abruptly stopped. There was a low sob, and then a man’s gruff voice said accusingly: ‘Useless thing!’ “Suddenly, I thought I heard a slight movement in the slops pail behind me,” Miss Xinran remembers. “To my absolute horror, I saw a tiny foot poking out of the...
  • The World Wide War on Baby Girls - Gendercide

    03/05/2010 8:08:43 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 4 replies · 470+ views
    The Economist (cover story in the print edition) ^ | 4 March 2010 | The Economist (author???)
    "Technology, declining fertility and ancient prejudice are combining to unbalance societies" "The wife was giving birth.... and then a man’s gruff voice said accusingly: ‘Useless thing!’" "“To my absolute horror, I saw a tiny foot poking out of the pail...." ‘Doing a baby girl is not a big thing around here,’
  • Gendercide: The war on baby girls

    03/05/2010 10:10:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies · 1,730+ views
    The Economist ^ | March 4, 2010 | The Economist
    Killed, aborted or neglected, at least 100m girls have disappeared—and the number is rising IMAGINE you are one half of a young couple expecting your first child in a fast-growing, poor country. You are part of the new middle class; your income is rising; you want a small family. But traditional mores hold sway around you, most important in the preference for sons over daughters. Perhaps hard physical labour is still needed for the family to make its living. Perhaps only sons may inherit land. Perhaps a daughter is deemed to join another family on marriage and you want someone...
  • Yemeni 10-year-old raped daily by old husband : Law stipulates girls can marry at just 9 in Yemen

    02/22/2010 12:28:56 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies · 1,970+ views
    Al Arabiya ^ | 21 February 2010 | SANAA (IRIN)
    It was every little girl's dream; she was to get a new dress, jewellery, sweets and a party for all her friends. What 10-year-old Aisha did not know was that after the wedding party she would have to leave school, move to a village far from her parents' home, cook and clean all day, and have sex with her older husband. After a week of fighting off her husband every night, Aisha's father was called. He had received 200,000 Yemeni Rial ($1,000) for his daughter in 'shart', a Yemeni dowry, which he could not pay back. After spending a few...
  • Pink Ouija Board 'Toy' Targeting Young Girls Sparks Boycott

    02/06/2010 7:26:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 130 replies · 2,190+ views
    Life Site News ^ | PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island, February 5, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Friday February 5, 2010 Pink Ouija Board 'Toy' Targeting Young Girls Sparks Boycott By Kathleen GilbertPAWTUCKET, Rhode Island, February 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A boycott has been launched against toymaker giant Hasbro and Toys R Us for making and marketing a pink Ouija board targeting girls as young as eight years old.The board's Toys R Us webpage - which has evidently been recently removed - boasted: "It has always been mysterious. It has always been mystifying. And now the OUIJA Board is just for you, girl."  The board comes with 72 "fun questions" to ask, including: "Who will call/text...
  • Australian Opposition Leader Blasted for Suggesting Girls Save Sex for Marriage

    01/30/2010 12:09:51 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies · 597+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 29 January 2010 | Life Site News
    CANBERRA, January 28, 2010 – Tony Abbott, the leader of Australia’s federal opposition, has been blasted in the mainstream press after he called on young women to “stick to the rules” about refraining from sex before marriage. Abbott, a Catholic and father of three teenage daughters, went on, however, to tell the interviewer with the Australian Women's Weekly that if young women cannot abstain, they should use contraception. The Federal Member for Warringah and shadow Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, told the magazine that he would say to his daughters that sex “is the greatest gift...
  • BROTHER: BEWARE OF WOMEN!

    12/25/2009 4:56:22 PM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,676+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | December 25, 2009 | n/a
    25 December 2009 BROTHER: BEWARE OF WOMEN!
  • Women with guns.(Be still my beating heart)..

    12/24/2009 7:46:37 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 54 replies · 6,315+ views
    shareordie ^ | August 3, 2009 | shareordie
    Hot girls with guns need i say more.. Merry Christmas everyone.
  • Girls who killed woman then went to amusement park get lengthy sentence

    12/14/2009 8:32:08 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 37 replies · 1,835+ views
    A judge has sentenced two teenage girls to 59 years to life in prison for killing a woman so they could use her car for a trip to Knott's Berry Farm. The crime occurred in 2007, when victim Angelina Arias gave the girls a ride home. Anna Salinas and Dayana Cordova were accused of shooting Arias, pushing her out of a car and driving to the amusement park.
  • Study: Chemicals in plastic can make boys act more like girls (Does this explain man-child Hussein?)

    11/16/2009 3:27:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 663+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/16/09 | Rosemary Black
    Study: Chemicals in plastic can make boys act more like girlsBy Rosemary Black DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, November 16th 2009, 4:09 PM Chemicals found in many plastics are causing little boys to act more like little girls, according to new research. A team at the University of Rochester studying the safety of phthalates -- chemicals in the plastic used in many household objects – found that they can actually disrupt hormones, according to BBC News. The chemicals affect the baby's developing brain by deactivating testosterone, the male sex hormone, according to the BBC. In the study, scientists tested urine...
  • The Work of the Office: White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    11/13/2009 5:07:07 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 346+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | November 12, 2009 at 02:15 PM EST | Joshua DuBois
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2009/11/12/work-office-white-house-office-faith-based-and-neighborhood-partnerships The Work of the Office: White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Posted by Joshua DuBois on November 12, 2009 at 02:15 PM EST President Obama announced the creation of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships on the 17th day of the President’s new Administration. Since then, our Office has been pretty busy! I thought it'd be helpful to give you a little context on what we've been up to. Our office is situated within the Domestic Policy Council. This placement allows our office to have close interaction...
  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and World Customs Organization...

    11/10/2009 2:14:36 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 443+ views
    ICE.gov ^ | November 6, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: November 6, 2009 U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and World Customs Organization Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya announce preliminary results of largest global cash smuggling operation BRUSSELS - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya today announced the preliminary results of Operation ATLAS-the largest multilateral operation in history targeting cash smugglers which took place from Oct. 26-30. More than 80 countries participated in Operation ATLAS (an acronym for Assess, Target, Link, Analyze and Share)-leading to more than $3.5 million in cash seized and...
  • Pakistan: Jihadists blow up high school for girls

    11/02/2009 1:57:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,297+ views
    (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted by Marisol on November 2, 2009 12:06 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Islamist militants blew up a girls school in Pakistan's lawless Khyber tribal district Sunday, destroying the building and wounding four people in neighbouring homes, officials said. Two explosions ripped through the 18-room government high school for girls at Kari Gar village and a boy who watched the premises is missing..." SNIPPET: "Islamist militants, who have carved out a strong presence in Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt on the Afghan border, have destroyed hundreds of schools, mostly for girls, in the northwest of the country in recent years. Nearly 200 schools were destroyed in the Swat valley alone...
  • Why boys are turning into girls

    11/01/2009 2:45:18 AM PST · by myknowledge · 106 replies · 3,576+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | October 29, 2009 | Geoffrey Lean
    Gender-bending chemicals are largely exempt from new EU regulations, warns Geoffrey Lean. Here's something rather rotten from the State of Denmark. Its government yesterday unveiled official research showing that two-year-old children are at risk from a bewildering array of gender-bending chemicals in such everyday items as waterproof clothes, rubber boots, bed linen, food, nappies, sunscreen lotion and moisturising cream. The 326-page report, published by the environment protection agency, is the latest piece in an increasingly alarming jigsaw. A picture is emerging of ubiquitous chemical contamination driving down sperm counts and feminising male children all over the developed world. And anti-pollution...
  • Study Shows Linkage Between Teen Girls' Weight And Sexual Behavior

    10/29/2009 11:13:43 PM PDT · by bogusname · 7 replies · 978+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Oct. 29, 2009 | ScienceDaily
    The study, conducted by Aletha Akers, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues, further links girls at weight extremes with an increased risk for engaging in sexual risk-taking behaviors. "This study will contribute to sexual health education prevention efforts, which can be tailored to address how cultural norms regarding body size may influence adolescent sexual decision making. Knowing how a girl perceives her weight may be just as important as knowing her actual weight," noted Dr. Akers. Of the nearly 7,200 high school girls asked about their sexual...
  • Satanist uses MySpace to feed desire for teen girls

    10/29/2009 7:13:20 AM PDT · by bogusname · 6 replies · 973+ views
    new.com.au ^ | October 30, 2009 (Australia) | The Daily Telegraph
    A SATANIST obsessed with teenage schoolgirls invented a fake gothic society online to groom them for sex in the grounds of Sydney's Rookwood Cemetery. Daniel William Peckham, 24, lured at least three girls, aged from 13 to 17, into the cemetery on his MySpace blog, "Rookwood Gothic Society". A message on the site read: "If you have hang-ups about getting naked ... you are not welcome." Peckham pleaded guilty yesterday to the aggravated sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl and to using the internet to solicit and transmit naked pictures of young girls between 2005 and 2007. The opening day...
  • Gardasil Researcher Drops A Bombshell

    10/26/2009 12:57:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,882+ views
    The Bulletin (Phila, PA) ^ | October 25, 2009 | Susan Brinkmann
    Harper: Controversal Drug Will Do Little To Reduce Cervical Cancer Rates Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, said the controversial drugs will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates and, even though they’re being recommended for girls as young as nine, there have been no efficacy trials in children under the age of 15. Dr. Harper, director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the University of Missouri, made these remarks during an address at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia...
  • Cav Soldiers help open new girls' school, deliver backpacks, supplies to students

    10/23/2009 5:10:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 426+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jon Soles, USA
    Spc. James Lewis, of Terra Alta, W. Va., hands out backpacks to a teacher at the new secondary school for girls in Tarmiyah, Oct. 20. Photo by Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B. BAGHDAD – Thanks to funding from the Commanders' Emergency Relief Program, hundreds of girls in the Tarmiyah area, south of Baghdad, now have a modern new school. Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Regiment, were able to see first-hand the fruits of cooperation between Iraqi leaders as the new school was dedicated here, Oct. 20.U.S. Soldiers took the reins of the...
  • Whipped for wearing a 'deceptive' bra: Hardline Islamists in Somalia publicly flog women

    10/17/2009 1:25:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 79 replies · 4,791+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 16 October 2009
    A hardline Islamist group in Somalia has begun publicly whipping women for wearing bras that they claim violate Islam as they are 'deceptive'. The insurgent group Al Shabaab has sent gunmen into the streets of Mogadishu to round up any women who appear to have a firm bust, residents claimed yesterday. The women are then inspected to see if the firmness is natural, or if it is the result of wearing a bra. If they are found wearing , they are ordered to remove it and shake their breasts, residents said. Al Shabaab, which seeks to impose a strict interpretation...
  • Why Did 1 In 7 Girls Get Pregnant At Robeson High?

    10/16/2009 2:32:36 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 72 replies · 2,389+ views
    Channel 2 Chicago ^ | Oct 15, 2009 | Kristyn Hartman
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― About one in seven girls at Robeson High School are pregnant. Officials say a variety of factors are to blame. Chicago public school full of energy and spirit. It has about 800 girls, and 115 of them have something in common – something you might find disturbing. All those young ladies are moms or moms-to-be at Paul Robeson High School. It's not a school for young mothers, it's a neighborhood school. And all of the pregnancies have happened, despite prevention talk.
  • New school opens for girls in Erbil

    10/03/2009 2:10:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 747+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Justin Naylor, USA
    Zahra Azadin, 14, stands in front of her new school in the Bnaslawa District of Erbil, Sept. 29. Zahra is one of 1,600 female students who began attending the school. Photo by Pfc. Justin Naylor, 1st Cavalry Division. KIRKUK — Dozens of girls from the Bnaslawa area of Erbil gathered to celebrate the opening of a new all-female school in their neighborhood, Sept. 29. The school is made up of 24 classrooms, and has modern amenities including a science lab, computer lab, auditorium, basketball court and a soccer field.The school's construction was originally initiated by the Republic of Korea’s Army...
  • The Polanski Archives: Pattern of Underage Girls?

    10/02/2009 7:43:37 AM PDT · by Harley · 2 replies · 945+ views
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | Oct 1, 2009 | Big Hollywood
    On his first night off from rehearsals for the Bavarian State Opera’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Polanski went out to dinner with a German critic and two young women. Afterwards, the four returned to Polanski’s two-bedroom hotel suite. The director took one of the girls to bed while the critic took the other, but when Polanski emerged from his room during the night he discovered that the critic had gone home, leaving his date – who called herself “Nasty” – sprawled in an armchair in the sitting room. Polanski immediately invited her to join him and his partner for what...
  • The UN, Women & Girls [WHITEHOUSE.GOV]

    09/28/2009 9:02:51 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 500+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2009 AT 4:26 PM | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2009 AT 4:26 PM The UN, Women & Girls Posted by Jennifer Simon Ed. Note: Thanks to the Council on Women and Girls for keeping us updated. The status and role of women and girls was featured prominently in official events throughout the week in New York, during the opening of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly. Ambassador Rice was pleased to welcome Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council of Women and Girls, to...
  • Girls school attacked in troubled NW Pakistan ("Religion of Peace" Alert)

    09/22/2009 3:48:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies · 443+ views
    yahoo ^ | ap
    Suspected Islamist militants blew up a girls school close to the main city in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, police said. The school was empty at the time of the blast and no one was injured. A timed explosive device is believed to have caused the explosion that badly damaged the school on the outskirts of Peshawar, police officer Hamdullah Khan said. Al-Qaida and Taliban militants hold sway across much of northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan and have often targeted girls' schools in both country's because they believe that women should not be educated. The military has launched large...
  • The Council on Women and Girls' new site

    08/26/2009 11:44:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 737+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2009 AT 12:50 PM | Posted by Christina M. Tchen
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2009 AT 12:50 PM The Council on Women and Girls' new site Posted by Christina M. Tchen Welcome to our new website! As the Executive Director of the Council, I’m very excited to launch this site as we commemorate Women’s Equality Day on August 26. On this day when we remember the bravery and struggles that won women the right to vote, we are very pleased to add this website to share with everyone the work of this Administration to address the issues of...