A New Bill In NYC Will Actually Let New Yorkers Identify As Multiracial On Official City Forms

By: Megan Reynolds / May 12, 2015

I mean, it’s 2015. This is progress, but it’s also “progress.”… More »

Let’s Put Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill!

By: Claire Hannum / May 12, 2015

Remember Women on 20s, the campaign fighting to see a woman’s face replace Andrew Jackson’s on the US  $20 bill? The group invited the country to cast a vote for which accomplished American woman we’d most like to see on our currency – Wilma Mankiller, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks or Eleanor Roosevelt. After receiving 118,328 votes, Harriet Tubman has bee… More »

Senate Democrats Kill Fast Track Of Terrible TPP Trade Deal

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 12, 2015

Elizabeth Warren for Queen of Everything! More »

You Can Now Study Selfie Theory At USC

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 12, 2015

Associate Professor Mark Marino says that the course is about how people construct “an image of their identity  their gender, their ethnicity, their sexuality, their socioeconomic status” through selfies. More »

WHOOPS: Anti-Gay Protesters Are Sending People To A Hardcore Gay Porn Site

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 12, 2015

When these anti-gay protesters set up shop in front of the Carolina Rebellion Music Festival (sponsored, natch, by Monster Energy Drinks, the official energy drink of Satan), they forgot one sort of important thing! Their website had actually expired and the domain name was up for sale.

Enter Reddit user SodomyTickles, who snatched u… More »

Kirsten Powers Might Be Right About “Illiberal” Feminist Rhetoric

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 12, 2015

Columnist and FOX News contributor Kirsten Powers has an essay up on The Daily Beast today calling out “illiberal” feminists for bearing down so hard on anyone who doesn’t agree with them that they’re effectively silencing other, non-feminist perspectives. I would normally be happy to sit back with a glass of wine and watch the… More »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: The Oldest Working Nurse In The US Just Turned 90!

By: Claire Hannum / May 12, 2015

Florence “SeeSee” Rigney, a registered nurse at a Tacoma, Washington hospital, turned 90-years-old on Friday. She’s taken care of patients at the same hospital for the past 69 years, and is now the oldest working nurse in the United States. In this video, Rigney tries to hold back tears as her coworkers celebrate and she… More »

George Zimmerman Was Nearly Shot In The Face. Nearly.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 11, 2015

He got away with a few scratches. … More »

Here’s What A Sunset Looks Like On Mars

By: Claire Hannum / May 11, 2015

After watching 0f 956 Martian sunsets, the Curiosity Mars rover at last took its first color photo of one. Over the course of about seven minutes, the rover captured the kind of lovely sunset you’d be lucky to catch on a first date. Because of particles in the planet’s atmosphere, Martians would be treated to a… More »

Walmart Is Making Serious Bank On Water From Drought Stricken Sacramento

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 11, 2015

Right now, as you may know, the state of California is suffering one of the worst droughts on record. The city of Sacramento currently has a “Level 2 Water Shortage” in effect, meaning that residents who want to wash their car or water their lawns can only do so on specific days at specific times. More »

Gloucester, MA, Police Will Treat Drug Addiction As A Disease, Not A Crime

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 11, 2015

Under the new program, addicts who come in to a police station with the remainder of their drugs and supplies will not be charged with a crime, but will be assigned an “angel” on the spot to walk them through the process of treatment, detox, and recovery. More »

Here’s Why You Need To Care About The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 11, 2015

It is really, really messed up. … More »

Governor Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures Against Nail Salon Hazards

By: Megan Reynolds / May 11, 2015

Just days after the New York Times‘ devastating and illuminating two-part opus on the nail salon industry in New York, change is already afoot. Now, the Times reports that on Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered emergency measures to help with the wage theft and health hazards that run rampant throughout the industry.
Effective immediately, he… More »

Frisky Q&A: Erin Lee Carr, Director Of “Thought Crimes,” The Documentary About The Cannibal Cop

By: Megan Reynolds / May 11, 2015

What happens when we start to police people for what they’re thinking, and not what they actually do? More »

Texas Students Deface Confederacy President Statue On Campus

By: Katrin Higher / May 11, 2015

Student vandals defaced the statue of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy on the University of Texas Austin campus on Saturday, most recently with the words “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT.”

Senior Jamie Nalley defended the attack against the statue saying: “We thought, there are those old ties to slavery and… More »

Psychotic Polish Presidential Candidate Is A Monster

By: Katrin Higher / May 10, 2015

We thought our crazy Republicans like Rand Paul and Jeb Bush were bad, but Poland is on a whole other level together.

Brace yourselves for Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a presidential candidate for Poland’s next election who plans to get rid all benefits, legalise child pornography (???) and stop women from voting, as Poland vote… More »

Brittney Griner Weds Glory Johnson In Phoenix Ceremony

By: Katrin Higher / May 10, 2015

WNBA’s Brittney Griner and her partner Glory Johnson were married in a ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.

The couple wed less than one month after the two were arrested on domestic violence-related charges.

Brittney Griner, considered the instigator of the two will have the charges dismissed if she completes 26… More »

FLOTUS Gives Badass Student Address At Tuskegee University

By: Katrin Higher / May 10, 2015

On Saturday, Michelle Obama gave a powerful commencement address to the graduating class of Tuskegee University.

The First Lady brought up narratives of her own life to illustrate the kinds of racism she has received: “Over the years, folks have used plenty of interesting words to describe me. One said I exhibited a… More »

What The Hell Is This “White Appreciation Day” Crap About?

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 10, 2015

OK. So this thing about some Latino dudes in Colorado having a “White Appreciation Day” at their Colorado Barbecue restaurant “Rubbin Buttz” has been going around the internet the last few days. Given my history of covering such things, I was not at all surprised when Amelia suggested I cover this … thing. More »

Giant Whiny Baby Man Refuses To Sell Tampons Because They Are ‘Gross’

By: Katrin Higher / May 9, 2015

I don’t now where these subhuman crybaby sewer men come from but I guess the British Singer/Songwriter Mary Epworth found one in a gas station in Iowa while on tour (with the cast of the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale).

She just happened to get her period while on tour and had… More »

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