Topic: Africa

Swaziland Bans ‘Rape-Provoking’ Mini-Skirts, Low-Rise Jeans & Tight Clothing

Swaziland Bans 'Rape-Provoking' Mini-Skirts, Low-Rise Jeans & Tight Clothing

2012 was a really mixed year for women’s rights, with some major triumphs (birth control coverage! advances in HPV vaccinations! more women are learning about and using IUDs!)… along with some deeply terrifying setbacks (pretty much every time a conservative opened his mouth on the subject of rape, we saw stars).

Sadly, here’s one more for the bad pile. More »

Looking at the Waris Dirie Movie Starring Liya Kebede

Looking at the Waris Dirie Movie Starring Liya Kebede

We at The Gloss love fashion movies. And I’ve previously mentioned some fashion biopics that I’d love to see get made. One great life story making its way to the big screen is Waris Dirie – the legendary African-born model’s autobiography Desert Flower is now being adapted for the big screen. Model Liya Kebede stars as Dirie. The New York Times’ Moment blog reports on the film, which will debut in New York in March. Apparently, at a recent screening, several audience members walked out during a scene depicting female genital mutilation (FGM). More »