Public reaction to violence against women in Turkey tended to involve women's organization alone. That changed over the weekend, as Turkish men — many dressed in miniskirts — protested, alongside women, in Istanbul in the wake of the brutal murder of 20-year-old Özgecan Aslan.
Claudia Rankine's new book, "Citizen: An American Lyric," tries to capture how it feels to experience everyday American racism. And it's author, who's the first person to earn nominations in two categoires at the National Book Critics Circle Awards, says poetry is the perfect medium for the attempt.
Ugaaso Boocow wanted to correct perceptions of Somalia. But instead of taking to the streets or the airwaves, she took to Instagram and is primed to be a star.
Thousands of Turkish women took to the streets over the weekend to protest the murder of a 20-year-old woman. Özgecan Aslan was killed after fending off a bus driver who tried to rape her. #sendeanlat (#tellyourstory) began trending on Twitter as thousands of women shared their own horrific stories of sexual harassment and violence.
She's seen warfare. Been kidnapped. Interviewed victims of rape and helped an Afghan woman in labor get to a hospital. Photographed a dying boy with her own son growing inside her womb. She tells the stories behind these photographs.
Beauty is the template for every fairy-tale heroine, says Amanda Filipacchi, daughter of a former elite Ford model. She has written a novel about an attractive woman who dons an elaborate, unattractive disguise to find real love. "It's sad how important it is," she says of beauty. "It's kind of tragic."
Why does brewing always seem to be the business of men? A group of women in Sweden are trying to change that by brewing their own beer: "We Can Do It!"
Photographer Jodi Hilton visited a Syrian refugee camp last fall. And she came across something unexpected: beauty. Kurdish women there have facial tattoos, also known as "deq."
In Malaysia, the threats came after an on-stage performance that included (gasp!) hugs.
Male university students in Taiwan have supported transgender colleagues in one of the most simple — and striking — ways imaginable.