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Emma Sulkowicz’s Anti-Rape Performance Artwork Carry That Weight Has Topped Vulture’s List Of 2014′s Best Art Shows

Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz’s art performance, Carry That Weight, has topped Vulture’s list of 2014’s best art shows — beating out even Kara Walker’s widely acclaimed A Subtletly. Sulkowicz has been carrying a mattress identical to the one on which she was raped everywhere she goes, by herself or with others, since September to draw attention to Columbia’s negligence of her case. Columbia still hasn’t delivered anything even approaching justice to Sulkowicz, but she’s inspired women on campuses across the country to be vocal and visible in the fight to get universities to handle rape investigations with the respect and thoroughness they deserve. Keep reading »

The Daily Squee: Little Girl Sneaks Pet Cow Into House

Cow
A Girl's Best Friend

Five-year-old Brennan Decker thought she was being sneaky when she let her pet cow into the house, but when her mom catches her, she provides a laundry list of nonsensical excuses that only a kid could come up with. After talking in circles, she calls it quits around 3:30 and settles in for the cutest cuddle between child and cow you’ve ever seen. [Daily Dot]

Some Very Polite Counter-Protesters Convinced UK Anti-Choice Group Abort67 To Pack Up Their Protest And Go Away

The UK anti-choice abortion protesting group Abort67 — the group that got an epic takedown from a pregnant passerby last week — was counter-protested near an abortion clinic in London. The very polite counter-protesters put a sign up in front of Abort67’s giant picture of an aborted fetus that said, “My body, my choice.” One local resident, John Kennedy, told Abort67, “I’m not even telling you you’re necessarily wrong, I’m just saying go away, and go protest in Parliament,” and followed up saying, “Leave us alone in this community. Don’t bring your aggro here.” Keep reading »

This Is What Happens When A High School Student Allows A Teacher To Take A Bite Of His Pot Brownie

This Is What Happens When A High School Student Allows A Teacher To Take A Bite Of His Pot Brownie

It was just another day at high school in Arnold, Maryland when one little pot brownie changed the game. The story goes like this: a student was eating his beloved brownie in class, sharing with his girlfriend (as you do) who sat nearby, when their teacher approached and asked for a bite of the brownie.

Now, before I continue with this story, I want it to be known that I have no idea what kind of teacher would actually accept a brownie from a student mid-class, let alone ASK FOR IT. Hello, inappropriate. Also, germs. Moving on… Keep reading »

UVA Isn’t Backing Down From Its Investigation Into The Rolling Stone-Reported Gang Rape

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  • Even if Rolling Stone is dropping the ball on supporting their source, Jackie, in the UVA gang rape scandal, UVA itself isn’t backing down from their investigation. [Slate]
  • Michelle Duggar’s campaign to repeal protections against housing and employment discrimination for LGBT people in Fayetteville, Arkansas has succeeded with Ordinance 119 being overturned. Why does anyone think her family’s show is cute, again? [RawStory] Keep reading »

Watch The Lowell, Michigan, Police Get Into The Holiday Spirit

I Would Probably Cry With Relief, Personally...

Hooray, more holiday cheer! A set of boobs other than Sara X’s has been getting into the Christmas spirit: The Lowell, Michigan Police Department. I KID. They seem very nice and not at all boob-ish.

Lowell police officers started wearing body cameras on dispatches last October, and have since seen public complaints about the police decrease. This December, though, they came up with a new use for the cameras: Recording themselves on dispatches, giving Lowell residents exactly the presents they wanted for Christmas. Nearby officers were listening in on the dispatches, waiting for the residents to say what they still had to get for Christmas, then bought those items and ran them out to the cruiser. Keep reading »

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