2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

  • Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
  • Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
  • An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and raping a rider in Boston. [Boston Globe]
  • A South Carolina judge decided, 70 years after the fact, to clear the name of Black 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., who was executed in 1944 for a murder without even being granted an appeal. [The State]
  • Bill O’Reilly thinks Black people should wear shirts that say “Don’t get pregnant at 14” because of course he does. [Salon]
  • Barriers to gender reassignment surgery for trans* people are unreasonably difficult to overcome. [The Atlantic]
  • Legendary former hacker Sabu isn’t convinced that North Korea would be capable of carrying out the Sony hack. [CBS]
  • The Supreme Court just decided that silence during an arrest can incriminate the arrested, thereby rescinding the right to stay silent. [Slate]
  • What exactly have feminists accomplished by dragging Amanda Palmer? [In These Times]
  • The “sharing economy” is on the rise; women need to stake a claim in it. [STIR Journal]
  • How are Black people supposed to handle “good” white people? [Jezebel]