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Surprise: Another Female CEO Is Blamed For Inherited Company Problems

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao just had to step down on Friday following a petition as well as a flood of death threats from users amid controversy at the tech company.

Last week she apologised for letting down users after Reddit fired its director of talent, Victoria Taylor, who created the site’s famou… More »


BREAKING: Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon For Grand Slam Title

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

The powerhouse undefeated women’s tennis player, Serena Williams, has just won Wimbledon (for the 6th time btw) and snagged the Grand Slam title.

Williams defeated Garbiñe Muguruza, a 21 year old Spaniard, at Wimbledon today and also happened to close in on a Grand Slam: if you don’t know sports talk, this mea… More »


Pope Apologizes For Church’s Sins Against Native People Of The Americas

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

During his tour of South America this week, very progressive Pope Francis continued his legacy on Friday, by being humble and gracious – and (gasp!) not defensive about being Christian, by apologizing for the genocide of millions of indigenous people of South America.

In a speech to the people of Bolivia he said:… More »


RIP Street Raccoon, You Lived A Short But Decent Life

By: Megan Reynolds / July 10, 2015

A raccoon met his untimely demise on a street in Toronto and because city services anywhere are notoriously slow to respond to relatively low-level emergencies, its lifeless body lay in disgrace on the sidewalk for 11 hours before Animal Control got their shit together to pick it up.

In the meantime, Canadians, being… More »


Background Check Lapse Let Dylann Roof Buy His Gun

By: Newser / July 10, 2015

Dylann Roof should not have been able to buy the gun he’s accused of using to kill nine people inside a South Carolina church. Because Roof had admitted possessing drugs following an arrest in February, his purchase of the .45-caliber handgun should have been denied, says the FBI. But it turns out the information wasn’t… More »


Creepy Weirdos Are Kissing Chickens, Causing Salmonella Outbreak

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 10, 2015

This is just foul/fowl. More »


Japan’s Biggest Girl Group Has An Average Age Of 84

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 10, 2015

KBG84 is taking over Japan from their tiny island homeland; Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses the physical realities of being Black in his new book; American Samoa is holding out on same-sex marriage; and two lawyers are helping to reshape the way colleges treat rape cases. More »


The NY Times Asked A Bunch Of White Female Tennis Players About Serena Williams’ Body

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 10, 2015

I’m by no means an actual tennis aficionado, but I love any and all displays of women proving how strong and powerful and bad ass they are, and Serena Williams exemplifies all those attributes and then some. Tomorrow, Williams is vying for the title at Wimbleton Wimbledon, and if she pulls it off, she’ll have… More »


South Carolina Took Down The Confederate Flag — Now What?

By: Tiffanie Drayton / July 10, 2015

The Confederate Flag has been removed from the South Carolina Capital: YIPPPPPPEEEE! Time to celebrate? Let’s give ourselves a moment to high-five America for getting rid of an old relic of racism that really should have disappeared over a century ago when the Civil War finally united the country after being divided by the South’… More »


Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers Were Not Actually Fined $135,000 For Refusing To Make A Gay Wedding Cake

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 10, 2015

The large fine wasn’t for being bigots, it was for releasing the address of the couple suing them. … More »


Alexander Hamilton’s Descendant Is Pouting About A Woman Sharing The $10 Bill

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 10, 2015

Doug Hamilton, descendant of Alexander Hamilton and IBM salesman, is pouting – yes, I’m going to say pouting – over the idea that his great-great-great-great-great grandfather is going to have to share his spot on the $10 bill with a historical woman.

Hamilton is calling this the “diminishing” of Alexander Hamilton (oh horror,… More »


Read The First Chapter Of Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 10, 2015

The first chapter of Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s anticipated second novel, has been released online via the Wall Street Journal. It follows the woman who had been To Kill a Mockingbird’s Scout, but has dropped the nickname and is now, in the 1950s American South, going by Jean Louise Finch, as she make… More »


Queer Up Your Comic Con Experience!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

San Diego Comic Con has some fabulous queer events; girls in juvenile prisons have tremendous rates of past sexual abuse; a man drugged his girlfriend so he could keep playing video games; and the Museum of Sex has a centuries-old porn stash. More »


Texas County Clerk Issues Sad Ass Declaration Against Marriage Equality

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 9, 2015

God these people are pathetic. More »


Jackie Fox Of The Runaways Comes Forward About Being Raped By Band Manager Kim Fowley

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2015

Huffington Post’s online magazine Highline has got a brutal must-read by Jason Cherkis about Jackie Fuchs aka Jackie Fox, former bass player for ’70s girl band The Runaways, who describes, for the first time, being brutally raped by band manager Kim Fowley. Now in her mid-50s, Fuchs tells her story of being discovered by Fowley, joining the girl band, which made… More »


Sorry, But No: The Civil War Was Not About “States’ Rights”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 9, 2015

The only state right they wanted was the right to own human beings as slaves. … More »


We Aren’t Seriously Talking About Legalizing Group Marriage, Are We?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Aren’t race and trans* rights sort of bigger issues right now? More »


We Should Be Fighting For Liberation, Not Equality

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Cheers all around for this one: In the video above, journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge makes the argument that fighting for equality between women and men as umbrella categories of people is sort of dishonest, when men aren’t equal among themselves (i.e. race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and poverty all affect men’s access to or exclusion from… More »


South Carolina Votes 94-20 To Remove Confederate Flag

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Early this morning, the South Carolina state House of Representatives voted in a landslide – 94 to 20 – to remove the Confederate battle flag from their public buildings. The bill will now go for approval to Governor Nikki Haley, who has previously expressed support for removing the flag and says she’ll sign the bill… More »


Most Irish Citizens Believe Abortion Should Be Decriminalized

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

And: Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court nominee wasn’t approved by its Parliament, Facebook made a feminist tweak to the “Friends” icon, and Martha Washington used to be featured on American currency. More »


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