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Labor Organizer Ai-Jen Poo Is Another MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winner

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This Marching Band Playing Rage Against The Machine Is Giving Me Life

Marching Band Plays RATM

Oh my god. This video. Is. Life.

So, apparently the George Mason Green Machine is the coolest marching (“moshing” LOLOL) band of all time? They not only do a boss rendition of Rage Against the Machine’s “Bulls On Parade,” they’ve got “Beat It,” “Party Rock Anthem,” and “Pump It” in their repertoire as well. But OBVIOUSLY their Rage is the ultimate expression of marching band greatness. I am having serious flashbacks to being 17 and riding around Hyde Park in my ‘93 Camry right now.

Can I also mention how friggin’ boss it is that that flautist in the red shirt gives NO fucks and just keeps headbanging while she’s flauting? My hero. [YouTube]

Supreme Court To Rule On Online Threats

Lindy West On Trolls
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Jezebel blogger Lindy West faces down her Internet trolls. Read More »
Troll Apologizes
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... for calling professor a "slut" after threat to warn his mother. Read More »
Online Humiliation
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Stop humiliating people for their sex practices online. Read More »
This Computer Is Programmed To Make Sexist Jokes

It’s three months away, but it’s groundbreaking and past due: This December, the Supreme Court will rule on whether online threats are protected by the First Amendment based on whether they qualify as a threat by the intent of the person making it, or by the way a “reasonable person” would interpret the threat.

The latter is the way threats have been defined by the law, historically, but the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that, in the case of Elonis v. United States, a threat is constituted by the intent of the person making the statement. Anthony Elonis of Pennsylvania has served 36 of 44 months of sentenced jail time for making threats on Facebook about his ex-wife after she left him with their children. Keep reading »

Customer Who Put His Hand On His Bartender’s Ass Messed With The Wrong Pissed Off Woman

Customer Who Put His Hand On His Bartender's Ass Messed With The Wrong Pissed Off Woman

An ex-New York City bartender/aspiring actress named Laura Ramadei has penned an open letter to a customer named Brian Lederman, who groped her and said he wanted to order her “to go.” When Ramadei didn’t respond to his sexual harassment, Lederman — a hedge funder who she easily found online through a Google search, after he paid with his credit card — left a shitty tip.

And, well, her open letter to him that she posted on Facebook is so feisty, feminist-y and awesome that I kinda hope she tracks us down and starts writing for The Frisky. (Lederman responded by telling The New York Post she is a “fucking cunt,” because of course he did.)

Read her letter after the jump: Keep reading »

Society Fails A Teenager Who Wants An Abortion, Now Her Mom Is Going To Jail

Why Men Need Abortion
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Why men need abortion as much as women do. Read More »
Wendy Davis, Hero
Wendy Davis Filibuster
Watch her filibuster on behalf of women's health. Read More »
Abortion Provider Death Threats
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NC politician calls for public hanging of abortion providers. Read More »
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You know how for the last, oh, several decades, pro-choice activists have been saying, “Look, if you make safe, doctor-supervised abortions harder to get, women are just going to go back to unsafe hanger abortions”? Well, it’s true. A Pennsylvania nursing home aide, Jennifer Whalen, is now going to serve 12 to 18 months in jail because she bought abortion pills from Europe for her 16-year-old daughter, who wanted to terminate her pregnancy and wound up in the hospital after having severe side effects. Keep reading »

Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall Is Being Sued For Domestic Abuse

First Ray Rice, then Adrian Peterson, now Brandon Marshall: A third NFL player in just 10 days has been brought into the spotlight for allegedly abusing someone close to him.

It’s not that September 2014 is just the equivalent of a full moon for NFL players, when all of a sudden they become violent toward their girlfriends, fiancées, wives, and children. It happens year round. Ten NFL players in the last two years have been arrested on domestic violence charges. Keep reading »

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