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Evil Texas Attorney General Attempts To Void Marriage License For Same-Sex Couple

By: Katrin Higher / February 21, 2015
In the latest news from evil Texan men in power, on Friday, Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the state's Supreme Court to revoke a marriage license issued to same-sex couple Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant (above). Bryant and Goodfriend have been together for over 30 years and a county judge granted them a marriage license… More »

New York City Is A Beautiful Frozen Wasteland

By: Katrin Higher / February 21, 2015
My commute to work yesterday nearly transported my body into a new set of molecular properties, when, sure enough, I looked at my weather app and saw just a solitary number 1 as the degree in Fahrenheit. My knees cracked and ached as I walked the five avenues to my office from the subway i… More »

Mommie Dearest: Doulas Should Be A Birth Option For Everyone, Not A Status Symbol

By: Avital Norman Nathman / February 21, 2015
The New York Times, once again, is on it. Much like their report on midwives as a status symbol that appeared in their style section a couple of years ago, they've again turned their focus on the birth world. And this time, in a piece from last week, they're zeroing in on doulas. More »

This Hurricane Katrina Documentary Is About More Than Just A Storm

By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2015
When Hurricane Katrina hit, director/producer and former New Orleans resident Rennik Soholt watched the footage of the flooding in horror with the rest of America. Close friends were still trapped there, and he worried if he'd ever see them again. He arrived in the city with his camera, struggling to grasp the enormity of the… More »

Joni Edelman: “Happiness Does Not Require Thinness; Fatness Does Not Presume Sadness”

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 20, 2015
If you haven’t read Joni Edelman’s essay on why being thin doesn’t cure sadness or manufacture happiness yet, GO DO IT. NOW. NOW NOW NOW. More »

8 Things Some Asshole Says In Every Debate About Sexism

By: Cracked / February 20, 2015
Feminism! And with that one word, I've already set the world speed record for turning a comment section into a septic tank. As a guy writing on the Internet, I'm not the right demographic to tell you about feminism, but I'm absolutely the right demographic to tell you about the assholes reacting against it. … More »

Parents Are Trying To Cure Autistic Kids With Horrifying Bleach Enemas

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 20, 2015
Oh god. This is the most awful thing I have read in a while. Apparently, in an effort to cure their children of autism, some parents are turning to a dangerous concoction they believe can "flush" the autism causing vaccines out of them. The substance is called "Miracle Mineral Supplement" and it i… More »

Bill O’Reilly Is A Lying Liar, But Fox Is Not About To Care

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 20, 2015
When the news broke about Brian Williams having lied about his helicopter having been nearly shot down while he was covering the Iraq war, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was there to tear him to shreds with a searing monologue about how important it is for the fourth estate to, you know, not lie about… More »

The Internet’s “Most Hated Man” Is Going To Prison

By: Newser / February 20, 2015
The man the BBC once called the "Net's most hated man" is facing years behind bars after pleading guilty to several charges involving "revenge porn" site IsAnyoneUp.com. Hunter Moore, 28, pleaded guilty to federal computer hacking and identity theft charges in Los Angeles yesterday and is expected to be sentenced to between two and seve… More »

Naked Woman Stops Traffic To Masturbate In Front Of A Car

By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 19, 2015
A nude Florida woman who cops say was on "heavy" drugs Sunday night allegedly stopped traffic to masturbate in front of a couple's car, then climbed onto the hood. Amie Carter, 31, then allegedly stomped on the car and threw a cell phone at the vehicle behind it, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Read more… More »

Pope Francis: Trans* People Are “Opposing God’s Order Of Creation”

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015
Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News] A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian] The case against allowing adoption for same-sex parents is riddled with pseudo-science. [The Atlantic] Hunter Moore, founder of revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, has been sentenced… More »

Fox’s Kennedy Wonders Why We Even Have Public Schools

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 19, 2015
On today's episode of Fox's "Outnumbered," the hosts tackled Oklahoma's recent decision to ban AP History classes. While not everyone on the show said insane things (except for one part where one was kvetching again about freaking "American Exceptionalism."), former MTV VJ Kennedy kicked things off by flat-out saying "Theere really shouldn't be public… More »

Virtual Reality Facebook Sounds Like A Dystopian Nightmare To Me

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015
Facebook’s developers are working on a virtual reality version of the social network. Oh my god, just kill me now. Facebook acquired Oculus VR last year, and at first everyone was like, “Why?” Well, now we know. Facebook wants us to dive deeper into the biggest timesuck humanity has ever known. Facebook’s CPO, Chris Cox,… More »

It’s Time To Cry: Man Finds Lost WWII Love Letter He’d Written To His Late Wife

By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015
Even the coldest, most bitter of hearts will melt at the sight of 90-year-old Bill Moore gushing over his late wife of 63 years, Bernadean. Bill and Bernadean were dating when he was just a 20-year-old fighting in World War II, back in 1945. While he was deployed, he wrote her countless love letters. Bernadean saved every one, but they were… More »

Ohio Bans Towns From Banning Fracking

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 19, 2015
This Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that towns and cities are not allowed to enact their own bans on fracking through zoning laws, and that all decisions on where fracking occurs will be left to the state to decide. This, of course, does not apply to all kinds of town bans in Ohio. More »

Doctor Refuses To Treat Child Of Lesbian Couple

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 19, 2015
This past September, at the suggestion of their midwife, expectant parents Krista and Jami Contreras met with Dr. Vesna Roi in the hopes that she would be their pediatrician. The meeting went well, so they were pretty surprised a few months later when they brought their new daughter Bay in to see her. The… More »

Hey Republicans, Guns Won’t Stop Campus Rape — But Just Not Raping Might Though

By: Beejoli Shah / February 19, 2015
In a fun bit of news to make your skin crawl and your vagina clam up tighter than a vise, the gun lobby has found a new way to support their cause of putting a Glock in every right hand and a Sig Sauer in every left: arming college students to lower the rats of sexual… More »

The Right’s War On AP History Is All About Building Better Soldiers

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 18, 2015
On Tuesday, the Oklahoma state legislature voted to remove AP History from school curriculums. Their reasoning? The classes taught too much of the "bad" parts of American history, and not enough of the good. They taught about internment camps during World War II, that "Manifest Destiny" was a generally unpleasant experience for non-white people,… More »

British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 18, 2015
French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian] A brutal rape and murder is highlighting the contradictions in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policy and actual attitudes toward women. [The Daily Beast] A… More »

On Jessica Williams, “Imposter Syndrome,” Leaning In & Why It’s Okay To Say “That’s Not For Me”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2015
Over the last seven-and-a-half years, I've told The Frisky's "origin story" more times than I can count, and almost always in the same way, whether I'm talking to our company's new CEO, sitting in on an ad sales presentation or chit-chatting at a cocktail party. Since I'm the site's founding editor-in-chief, that script usually include… More »

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