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Pennsylvania Police Accused Of Discriminating Against Women In Physical Fitness Test

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  • The Pennsylvania State Police are being sued by the Justice Department over the allegation that its physical fitness test discriminates against women. . [ [Huffington Post; CBS Local]
  • One Chinese city is paying families about $161 to give their daughters the mother’s last name in order to encourage the idea that girls can carry on a family bloodline. [Market Watch]
  • Emma Watson posted a picture of herself laughing in response to a Turkish politician’s comment that women who laugh in public are not chaste. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Vice President Joe Biden Celebrated #ThrowbackThursday By Posting This Seriously Bangable Photo From His Youth

I’ve always found our at-times-mouthy Vice President to be very handsome, but damnnnnnnnnnnnn, back in the day, Joe Biden was even more of a panty-dropper than I thought. What do you think — could he get it? [Twitter]

Sometimes You Just Really Need To Watch A Bunch Of Puppies Rolling Down Hills

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Puppy
Is There Anything Better?

Maybe you’re having a bad day. Perhaps you’re super hungover, just got fired, or can’t make the rent. No matter what’s eating at you right now, I can guarantee that this compilation of puppies gleefully and mindlessly tumbling down hills will instantly cheer you up at least a little. It’s a good thing pups are 90 percent fluff and fat rolls. [Tastefully Offensive]

The Daily Squee: Five Baby Capabaras Going For A Walk

It’s not too often I want to give a rodent a big kiss on the face, but now I want to give FIVE rodents big ol’ smacks on the lips. These newborn capybara pups are the newest editions to Zoo Berlin, courtesy of their mommy, Lucia. According to ZooBorns, a blog of all things cute and cuddly, baby capybaras graze for grass with their mommies beginning about a week after birth. What’s not to squee about? [ZooBorns] [Image via ZooBorns]

It’s Time To Cry: Try To Keep It Together As This Magic ATM Surprises Kind Strangers

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Gifts From The "Automated Thanking Machine"

On July 25, several thousand TD Bank locations in Canada gave a surprise $20 bill to every customer as part of their #TDThanksYou campaign. Four very special branches set up an Automated Thanking Machine, a talking ATM that gave special customers gifts of gratitude for the extraordinary kindness they’d been showing in their lives. These customers were pre-chosen by branch employees and told they’d been called into the store to test a brand new ATM, and were shocked when they received vacation tickets, cash bonuses, and even a chance to throw the first pitch at a baseball game. I tend to think of banks as emotionless money suckers, but this video is pretty redeeming. [BuzzFeed]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Kind Of Loves That We Call Her The Notorious R.B.G.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In her interview with Katie Couric this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg let us all know she’s well aware of her internet fame and the Notorious R.B.G. tumblr that was created in her honor. She giggled a bit as she told Katie:

There is a rap song, and there is one using the words from the Hobby Lobby dissent. I haven’t seen anything that isn’t either pleasing or funny on that website…[Site creator Shana Knizhnik] has created a wonderful thing with Notorious R.B.G.. I will admit I had to be told by my law clerks, what’s this Notorious. And they—they explained that to me, but I think that her website is something I enjoy. All of my family do, so cheers for doing that.

She says her children and her grandkids are getting a kick out of the site too. In case we didn’t love her enough already, this 81-year-old feminist hero just made herself an even bigger internet star. Can I be at least a little bit like her when I grow up please? Keep fighting the good fight, R.B.G. [Cosmopolitan, Business Insider, Vanity Fair] [Image via Tumblr]

Watch The Trailer For “Mudbloods,” The Documentary About Real-Life Quidditch Players

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Fascinating

Quidditch isn’t just played in “Harry Potter” — it’s become a real-life sport on college campuses all over the U.S. “Mudbloods,” a documentary hitting limited theaters and On Demand in October, will explore the intense subculture that compels people to run around on a field with a broom between their legs at a competitive level. The filmmakers will follow the determined UCLA Quidditch team as they try to make it to the Quidditch World Cup (an actual thing!) in New York City. From the looks of it, quidditch is tough, and the players’ happy attitudes are what get them through. The movie looks totally intriguing and oddly inspirational. [io9]

Acquitted NYPD “Rape Cop” Is Now Suing His Accuser For $175 Million

NYPD "Rape Cops"
Two cops participated in the sexual assault of a drunk woman. Read More »
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The NYPD rape cops' accuser speaks out about the alleged assault. Read More »
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Acquitted NYPD "Rape Cop" Is Now Suing His Accuser

Kenneth Moreno, the NYPD police officer who was accused of raping a woman in her apartment back in 2008 and then acquitted along with his partner in 2011, is now suing his accuser, along with the city, the Manhattan district attorney and others, for $175 million. The night of the alleged assault, Moreno and his partner were called to the 27-year-old accuser’s apartment after a cab driver called the police because the woman was highly intoxicated and having a difficult time climbing the stairs. The officers helped the woman into her apartment and then took her keys, returning multiple times throughout the night.

“I woke up to being penetrated from behind,” the woman said in a 2011 interview. “I woke up because the action of his penetration was so hard that my head was moving toward the window [at the head of her bed] like it was going to go through it.” Keep reading »

Meet Mississippi’s Christian Abortion Provider

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  • Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Christian and one of the two providers who travels to Mississippi’s only abortion clinic to terminate unwanted pregnancies. He is, without a doubt, an inspiration and a hero. [Esquire]
  • Basement trolls got very upset when a critic for the Village Voice gave “Guardians Of the Galaxy” a bad review, going so far as to slam her with sexist insults. High five for the male colleague who stood up for her. [The Mary Sue]
  • How much do I love these Turkish women posting pictures of themselves laughing in response to a politician’s remark that women’s laughter is unchaste? [Guardian UK]
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome is poorly defined and used to blame and criticize mothers. [RH Reality Check] Keep reading »

Sink Your Teeth Into A Big, Juicy Peach Butt

Two of my favorite things in this whole world are peaches and butts. Put those two together, and you have the greatest lovechild of all time, not including Blue Ivy Carter. So what is a peach butt, you ask? Keep reading »

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