The day I found out my husband was addicted to child porn

Married to the man of her dreams, lovely apartment, good job. Tick, tick, tick. Brianna*, 29, was pretty happy with her life, and then one night she returned, hand-in-hand with her husband to their home. She opened the front door and everything fell apart around her in the worst possible way. “We’d been for dinner…

Married to the man of her dreams, lovely apartment, good job. Tick, tick, tick. Brianna*, 29, was pretty happy with her life, and then one night she returned, hand-in-hand with her husband to their home. She opened the front door and everything fell apart around her in the worst possible way. “We’d been for dinner...

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Lebanon abolishes law loophole that let rapists marry their victims

Finally, Lebanon has joined other Arab states in ditching a law that allowed rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims. Lawmakers voted to repeal an article of the Lebanese penal code that deals with rape, assault, kidnapping and forced mar…

Finally, Lebanon has joined other Arab states in ditching a law that allowed rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims. Lawmakers voted to repeal an article of the Lebanese penal code that deals with rape, assault, kidnapping and forced marriage reports The Independent. Article 522 includes a provision that allows accused and convicted rapists...

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Why women across India insist that they ‘ain’t no Cinderella’

Women across India have been sharing images of themselves enjoying a night out after midnight, along with the hashtag #AintNoCinderella. The photos posted to social media, along with various defiant messages, are a response to a male politician who suggested a woman chased in her car by two men “should not have gone out so…

Women across India have been sharing images of themselves enjoying a night out after midnight, along with the hashtag #AintNoCinderella. The photos posted to social media, along with various defiant messages, are a response to a male politician who suggested a woman chased in her car by two men “should not have gone out so...

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There’s an all-woman police force fighting sexual harassment

In many parts of India, sexual violence and harassment of women is commonplace. Nearly 40,000 rapes are recorded each year, however, many more are thought to go unreported, with victims fearful of the repercussions. But one city may have found a solution — an all-female police force who patrol the streets to protect women and…

In many parts of India, sexual violence and harassment of women is commonplace. Nearly 40,000 rapes are recorded each year, however, many more are thought to go unreported, with victims fearful of the repercussions. But one city may have found a solution — an all-female police force who patrol the streets to protect women and...

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I got an abortion when I was over six months pregnant

There’s something that stands out at most traffic intersections in South Africa’s Johannesburg. It’s not the purple bursts of Jacaranda blooms that punctuate the sidewalks; nor is it the men and women who tap on your window to sell you knock-off Louis Vuitton phone cases. It’s the signs. Sticky-taped to telegraph poles, electricity boxes, even…

There’s something that stands out at most traffic intersections in South Africa’s Johannesburg. It’s not the purple bursts of Jacaranda blooms that punctuate the sidewalks; nor is it the men and women who tap on your window to sell you knock-off Louis Vuitton phone cases. It’s the signs. Sticky-taped to telegraph poles, electricity boxes, even...

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The incredible rise and fall of yogi-to-the-stars Bikram Choudhury

As far as gurus go, Bikram Choudhury perfectly fits the bill. Born in India, he has built a global following of millions of devotees, passionately committed to his teachings. His instructors hang on his every word. He even has a famed yoga uniform: bla…

As far as gurus go, Bikram Choudhury perfectly fits the bill. Born in India, he has built a global following of millions of devotees, passionately committed to his teachings. His instructors hang on his every word. He even has a famed yoga uniform: black speedos and a beaming smile, his impossibly toned physique on proud...

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The rise of the social media killers

In a deserted building in the Thai seaside town of Phuket, a young man sets out to commit the horrific killing of his 11-month old daughter. It was the morning of 24 April and he was armed with a rope and, more surprisingly, a camera. Sickeningly, 20-y…

In a deserted building in the Thai seaside town of Phuket, a young man sets out to commit the horrific killing of his 11-month old daughter. It was the morning of 24 April and he was armed with a rope and, more surprisingly, a camera. Sickeningly, 20-year old Wuttisan Wongtalay chose to live stream the...

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Woman who self-delivered baby at home convicted of manslaughter

An Australian mother has been convicted of manslaughter after she delivered her baby boy herself at home and failed to seek medical attention. The Brisbane Supreme Court has heard that in 2014, Jodie Renee Tarnawskyj, 38, went into labor at home and ga…

An Australian mother has been convicted of manslaughter after she delivered her baby boy herself at home and failed to seek medical attention. The Brisbane Supreme Court has heard that in 2014, Jodie Renee Tarnawskyj, 38, went into labor at home and gave birth to a son, Oliver, on her bathroom floor after just four...

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