regina.

36 Added | 6 Magazines | 9 Likes | 5 Following | 3 Followers | @reginapplebum | Keep up with regina. on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “regina.”

Defeating the “shame” of menstruation

I have heard of a phrase “having a happy period” but I do not know how many teenage girls from our local schools are having such an experience. Maybe …

Kenyans protest after woman is beaten and stripped in public

An act of ‘slut-shaming’ in Nairobi has prompted women to protest in defence of their right to wear what they choose<p>Hundreds of women have turned out on the streets of the Kenyan capital today to defend their right to wear what they choose after a woman was stripped and beaten for wearing a …

Women's Rights Champion Salma Hayek Says She Is Not a Feminist

Photo: Getty Images<p>The word "feminist" has garnered a full range of reactions in Hollywood, from Emma Watson's eloquent support in her UN gender equality speech ("I decided I was a feminist, and this seemed uncomplicated to me.") to Shailene Woodley's straight dismissal in her <i>Vanity Fair</i> interview …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Women's Rights Class Was Taken Over By a Misogynist

The first day of my women’s human rights class was amazing. It seemed that everyone in the class agreed that women’s rights are important, even if we all had different points of view, different backgrounds, and different ideas about how best to advance those rights. I signed up for the class …

Feminism

Different Solutions

https://diply.com/publisher/different-solutions<p>website<p>Diply

Empowering Girls in the Worst Countries for Gender Equality

The World Economic Forum'sGlobal Gender Gap Report 2014 showed us which countries continue to make strides towards ending gender inequality. Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Rwanda were all top performers, and I applaud them for this progress.<p>The report also …

Nation-Building

Story of the women’s rights movement hits the big screen at the Palace Danbury

Pictured, the Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band played feminist music in the early 1970s. It is one of the stories told in the new documentary …

Human Rights

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.<p>Who Was Coretta Scott …

Black History

Iran Police Arrest 6 After 'Happy' Video Featuring Women Without Hijabs Goes Viral

<b>UPDATE: May 21, 2014, 1:45 p.m. ET:</b> At least five in the group of six Iranians arrested on Monday have apparently been released.<p>Iranian authorities …

British woman faces 20 years in prison for Facebook comment criticising former Iran leader

A British woman has been sentenced to 20 years in an Iranian prison after criticising the country’s former leader on Facebook.<p>Roya Saberi Negad …

Pakistani suspects in stoning death to go to terrorism court

Five people arrested in the public stoning death of a pregnant Pakistani woman will be taken to an anti-terrorism court, authorities said.<p>Farzana Parveen, 25, was killed in Lahore because she married a man against her family's wishes.<p>Police arrested her father, her uncle, two cousins and the driver …

India gang-rape: Victims' relative calls for public hanging of attackers

Mourners sat on mud floors at a village in India where two teen girls were gang-raped and then found hanging from a mango tree. They wailed and talked of fears of more attacks.<p>The assault on the cousins, ages 14 and 16, sparked outrage in the community in Uttar Pradesh state.<p>Villagers streamed into …

10 Vacation Rentals That Are Way Cooler Than Hotels

You can find anything on the Internet these days--including some totally awesome places to stay on vacation. Skip the hotel and book a stay in one of these ten unconventional vacation rentals around the world.<p><b>A Seashell in Isla Mujeres, Mexico</b><p>Gaudí-esque architecture? Sweeping ocean views? Private …

National Parks

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

New Jersey Cop’s Daughter Dressed As Hitler, Threatened To Bomb Jews

The daughter of a New Jersey state trooper dressed up as Adolf Hitler and threatened to murder Jews. But police say she will not be charged even …

'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Tells '60 Minutes,' 'I Never Thought [An Oscar] Would Happen'

<b>After Ava DuVernay’s profile on 60 Minutes, it is time to admit that the journey for the Selma director has been a positive one, no matter what Oscar nominations she did or did not receive.</b><p>“I never, I never thought it would happen anyway. So when the nomination didn’t come, it didn’t do damage to …

Black History
Demonstration

Being Black and Brown in Britain

<i>Photograph: Gideon Mendel/Corbis</i><p>What was implicitly imparted to my black brother when he was consistently pulled out of classes or the playground and …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

'Je suis Ahmed,' Charlie Hebdo, and France's elephant in the room: race

Recent events in Paris – the massacre at the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo in the 11th arrondissement and the hostage situation at a supermarket …

Cynthia Nixon, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest Chat Racism and Working in a Female-Dominated Ensemble

The award-winning New Group continues its 20th anniversary season Off-Broadway with the New York premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking, …

Feminism

Comic Books Have Never Had That Inclusive of a Canvas

Storm’s backstory isn’t an unfortunate blip in a proud history of anti-racism. Superhero narratives have always had uneasy racial …

‘Racism from day one’: Ferguson locals talk crime, inequality, race in ‘decaying’ town

The US town of Ferguson became world-famous this summer, after an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, was shot dead by a white police officer. RTD …

The French Debate: Free Speech Versus Hate Speech

When terrorists attacked a satirical magazine in Paris last month, killing eight journalists, millions took to the streets in support of free speech. They waved pencils and carried signs in solidarity with the magazine <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>.<p>But in the weeks since those attacks, scores have also been …

Rights & Freedoms

The Eugenics Plot of the Minimum Wage | Jeffrey A. Tucker

In his “Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. identifies the government as the enemy of the rights and dignity of blacks. He was …

Income Inequality

Comics and Human Rights: An Interview with the Gotham Academy Team.

<i>Maria Werdine Norris</i> <i></i><i>is a final year PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research is on the British</i> …

Comic Books

Amal Clooney to represent 'hooded men' in torture legal case

<b>An international human rights lawyer and wife of Hollywood star George Clooney has joined a legal team representing a group known as the "hooded men".</b><p>Amal Clooney is part of a team representing 10 men taking the UK to the European Court of Human Rights.<p>The men allege they were tortured when they …

George Clooney

Incorporating religion into human rights: a bad idea for Egypt

Many say that human rights activists should incorporate religion into their work, especially in deeply religious societies. In Egypt, however, …

A New App Will Help Flight Attendants Report Human Trafficking

The app allows airline workers to upload video footage of suspected trafficking cases and gives the humanitarian group Airline Ambassadors a way to count the number of tips reported to the DHS.<p><i>Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Flight attendants are often the only people outside of government and law …

Immigration