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Black Lives Matter Supporters Pose As Forever 21 Employees, Take Over Store Window

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 27, 2015
This is so awesome. According to Gothamist (via Jezebel), activists representing the group Never 21 entered Forever 21's store in Manhattan's Union Square on Saturday, and managed to turn the store's window display into a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The activists came dressed as Forever 21 employees -- okay, side note, how… More »


Harvard Says Humblebragging Doesn’t Really Work, So Just Brag And Be Done With It

By: Megan Reynolds / April 27, 2015
Bragging outright means you're at the very least, sincere. … More »


Kill It With Fire: The #FeministsAreUgly Selfies Were A Damned Embarrassment To Feminism

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 27, 2015
This Sunday, I looked at my phone to briefly check Twitter. I found, to my surprise, that the number one trending thing on Twitter was the hashtag #feminists are ugly. Also, now that there are descriptions of what the trending hashtags are about, there was a caption underneath it reading "Ugly Feminists Freak Out Over… More »


John Oliver Takes On Child Labor, The Gap And Walmart

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 27, 2015
As John Oliver noted on this Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," child labor and sweatshop labor in general used to be a huge deal. Kathie Lee Gifford got in a huge pile of trouble back in the '90s when it was discovered that her clothing line was being manufactured by children in overseas sweatshops. These days,… More »


Russian Women Jailed For Twerking In Front Of WWII Monument

By: Katrin Higher / April 27, 2015
Twerking and WWII commemoration probably don't mix so well but who are we to judge? Six women were arrested on Saturday following the release of a video of them performing dance routine that just happened to involve some twerking and just happened to be right in front of some WWII monuments in southern Russia. Welp. More »


Forbidden From Riding Bikes, Afghan Girls Skateboard Around Kabul

By: Katrin Higher / April 27, 2015
It is forbidden for girls to ride bicycles in Afghanistan, so instead, girls learn early on to ride skateboards, which admittedly looks 10 times more badass anyway. Take a look at photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson's photos of girls who are part of the NGO "Skateistan." Forty-five percent of the students in the program are female. [Quartz]… More »


Mommie Dearest: This Week In Breastfeeding News

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 26, 2015
It feels like there's never a dearth of stories when it comes to breastfeeding. From the Pope blessing breastfeeding, to fining those who shame women who breastfeed in public, to the almost daily stories of moms actually being shamed or kicked out of places because of nursing in public, breastfeeding is a consistently hot topic. More »


Baltimore Sun Investigates More Than 100 Cases of Police Brutality Over The Last 3 Years

By: Katrin Higher / April 26, 2015
In the wake of Saturday's impassioned protests in Baltimore over the unjust killing of Freddie Gray at the hands of the police, The Baltimore Sun has released an investigation into over 100 instances of police brutality in the city. Since 2011, Baltimore has paid $5,765,065 in settlements and court judgments on cases alleging misconduct by… More »


The Trials And Tribulations Of Hemp In America

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 26, 2015
Today is Earth Day and Monday was 4/20, which means we’re smack in the middle of a confluence of fascinating issues; specifically, issues surrounding hemp, America’s needlessly illegal and potentially ecologically beneficial agricultural phantom. Scientists, farmers, retailers, and even growing numbers of American lawmakers across the political spectrum know that hemp and marijuana are chemically and… More »


Nepal’s Earthquake Disaster: Where To Send Help

By: Katrin Higher / April 26, 2015
As of Sunday morning, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake outside the capital of Kathmandu has killed more than 2,200 people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and has injured even more. It has toppled buildings and triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. The infrastructures of the surrounding areas has been devastated by the quake. Here is a… More »


Missing Sisters Live On Girl Scout Cookies and Cheese Puffs For 2 Weeks While Lost In Woods

By: Katrin Higher / April 26, 2015
Lee Write and Leslie Roy went missing for nearly two weeks in a remote area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The sisters went for a drive when their car stalled in the middle of nowhere and neither of them had cell service to call for help. Luckily, they were toting eight boxes of Girl… More »


If You Are An Offensive Idiot Online, Get The New “Clear” App

By: Katrin Higher / April 25, 2015
If you happen to be a really terrible person on the internet but want to appear great, then the new "Clear" app is the right app for you! Fired from Jeb Bush's campaign after Buzzfeed found several of his tweets calling women "sluts," as well as a bunch of homophobic references, Ethan Czahor thought he'd… More »


Failed Reagan Assassin John Hinckley Jr. Finds Love, Wants To Start A Band

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 24, 2015
Hey you guys! Remember that time a guy shot Ronald Reagan and James Brady because he was obsessed with Jodie Foster and thought that might get her attention? John Hinckley, Jr? Well, he's been in St. Elizabeth's mental institution since 1981. Since 2013, Hinckley has been able to go on 17 day visits to hi… More »


Loretta Lynch Confirmed As Attorney General

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 24, 2015
Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the United States’ first Black female Attorney General. More »


Rand Paul’s New Douchebro BFF Once Threw A Porn Star Off A Roof

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 24, 2015
You know who's just the worst? Rand Paul. Rand Paul is terrible. Also, Rand Paul's friends are terrible, because terrible people often hang out together, ostensibly because no one else can stand them. Anyway, Rand Paul's new BFF is this dude Dan Bilzerian, who is known for a number of incredibly douchey sounding things like poker playing,… More »


Abercrombie Ends “Looks Policy,” Extends Employment To The Less Hot

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 24, 2015
Congratulations, non-supermodels! You are now eligible for minimum wage work at the mall! More »


China Cracks Down On The Hottest Trend In Funerals — Strippers!

By: Megan Reynolds / April 24, 2015
That's one way to send off Grandpa. … More »


Native Actors Bail On Adam Sandler Movie Over Racist Bullshit

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 23, 2015
A group of Native American actors, as well as a Native cultural advisor walked off the set of the Adam Sandler movie "The Ridiculous Six" after the obscene racism and insensitivity in the script and on set just became too much to bear. The actors, primarily of the Navajo nation, were playing Apache characters, and… More »


Women In Washington, D.C. Can Now Be Fired For Using Birth Control

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 23, 2015
A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even using birth control. More »


Tampons Could Be Killing Us Softly At This Very Moment

By: Claire Hannum / April 23, 2015
I don't want to ruin your day or anything, but here's something terrifying you've probably never thought about: scientists barely know anything about the long-term effects of tampons on our health. Did you know that? I didn't know that! You're putting a foreign object inside yourself that was only sort of studied for safety risks, and I'm sorry to have told you… More »


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