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28 May 2016

Stories from 28 May 2016

Uproar, Victim-Blaming on Brazilian Social Media After Gang Rape Video Shared on Twitter

"This reveals a society that is criminal and violent against women, which sees that a woman’s body as made for man's consumption."

In Afghanistan, Social Media Gives Rise to Hate Speech

"Pashtun zealots, water-carrying Tajiks, porter Hazaras and raw-brained Uzbeks, good morning!"

How a Single Blog Post Changed the Life of a Somali Single Mother of Eight

A fundraiser springing from the massive public response to the story raised over $4,000 in the space of a single day.

Some Moroccans Are Tired of Getting the Hollywood Treatment

Moroccan cities and desert locales have served as stand-ins for many movies set in other Middle East countries. Some in Morocco would like their country to play itself more often.

Publicly Humiliated, Sacked and Then Reinstated: The Tale of a Minority Headmaster in Bangladesh

"Let each human being live with proper honour and self respect. #SorrySir"

Pakistani University Tells Its Students ‘No More Hanky Panky’

Earlier this month, the students of University of Sargodha, Lahore Campus, were shocked to receive a bizarre notice from the school's administration: no more hanky panky.

How Beauty Trends Have Changed in Japan Over the Past 100 Years

From long hair to short, from heavy make-up to more subtle, beauty conventions in Japan have undergone a fascinating transformation over the past century.