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How Anti-Transgender Bathroom Laws Are Ignoring The Real Threat To Women: Cisgender Men

Nico Lang | May 4, 2016 - 2:00 pm

The idea that we “need to keep transgender people out of women’s bathrooms to protect women and young girls.” is a rallying cry that not only creates a threat where none exists, but distracts from an overwhelmingly pervasive and deadly one: violence against women by cisgender men. More »


Finally, An Answer For Why We Hate The Word ‘Moist’

Liz Magee | May 4, 2016 - 1:39 pm

Words are powerful. Yes, there’s the whole “sticks and stones” theory that words can’t hurt you, they can for sure make you feel uncomfortable. Broadly recently interviewed a speech specialist to see why we hate words like “moist” according to science. Finally! an answer for the world’s most pressing question and some proof that words doMore »


Why Is Sinead O’Connor Blaming Arsenio Hall For Prince’s Death?

Bronwyn Isaac | May 4, 2016 - 12:55 pm

According to Sinead’s theory, Arsenio was supplying Prince with drugs all along and therefore responsible for Prince’s overdose. More »


This Teen Went To Prom With A Cardboard Cutout Of Bernie Sanders

Liz Magee | May 4, 2016 - 11:34 am

Prom is a big deal for most teenagers. For high school social events in general, the less you take it seriously, the more fun you’re likely to have. Teen hero Chloe Raynaud didn’t have a date for prom and so she went to prom with a cutout of Bernie Sanders. Her pictures have since gone viral and… More »


Elizabeth Warren Blasts Donald Trump on Facebook, Calls on America To Unite Against Him

Bronwyn Isaac | May 4, 2016 - 11:23 am

Last night’s primaries offered a terrifying glimpse into the nation’s political future and the state of this year’s election. Donald Trump won Indiana by a landslide, causing Ted Cruz to drop out of the election and leaving the “politician” as the presumed front-runner candidate for the GOP. Eternal voice of reason Elizabeth Warren called out Donald Trump on Facebook in… More »


George Takei Called Out Racism In Hollywood Casting for Asian Actors & Didn’t Hold Back

Kylie Cheung | May 4, 2016 - 9:32 am

“We can’t keep pretending there isn’t something deeper at work here.” More »


Handshakes Just Aren’t Ted Cruz’s Thing & Here’s Some More Damning Evidence Of This

Kylie Cheung | May 4, 2016 - 8:45 am

Before we collectively attempt to think about Ted Cruz as little as possible (until he does something else terrible for women in Congress), let’s take a last look at the special skill he never possessed: making contact with other humans successfully. More »


Twitter Wants Elsa To Be A Lesbian In The ‘Frozen’ Sequel, Calling For Disney To #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

Kylie Cheung | May 3, 2016 - 11:06 pm

This latest viral Twitter campaign is demanding that Disney make Frozen’s Elsa a lesbian. #LoveWinning in politics AND animated films? The dream. More »


Bernie Sanders Won The Indiana Primary, But Should He Still Stay In The Race?

Kylie Cheung | May 3, 2016 - 9:40 pm

As Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee becomes more inevitable by the day, Bernie Sanders’ path forward is becoming an increasingly contentious issue. More »


These Twitter Reactions To Ted Cruz Dropping Out Of Presidential Race Are Bleak And Hilarious

Jessica Blankenship | May 3, 2016 - 8:53 pm

After suffering yet another defeat by alleged human Donald Trump during Tuesday night’s primary in Indiana, notorious handshake attempter Ted Cruz dropped out of the race for president. Twitter had a lot of feelings about it. More »


Ted Cruz Drops Out Of Race For President, & Holy Shit, Here’s What This Means

Kylie Cheung | May 3, 2016 - 8:48 pm

Following a crushing loss in Indiana, Cruz suspends his presidential campaign, so things are looking pretty bad for the #StopTrump movement. More »


Uber Wants To Kill Surge Pricing, Which Is Good For You But Bad For Drivers

Bronwyn Isaac | May 3, 2016 - 3:05 pm

In a piece of news that leaves me feeling warm with excited relief, Uber wants to kill surge pricing. However, for the people making their livelihood driving for Uber, the reaction is quite different.

While surge-pricing – the act of increasing rates during popular times — has been the scourge of many Uber users,… More »


The U.S. Has A Big Ol’ Cheese Surplus, So Get Your Lactaid And Get After It

Liz Magee | May 3, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Listen: If macaroni and cheese is on the menu, that is what I’m getting. And, as a huge fan of cheese, I am delighted to tell you that the U.S. currently has a cheese surplus. According to Bloomberg, the U.S. is “is sitting on a mountain of cheese.” I personally couldn’t be happier about this and I’m… More »


Conservative Male “Activists” Are Storming Womens’ Bathrooms At Target Stores To Prove A Point

Bronwyn Isaac | May 3, 2016 - 2:26 pm

In case you needed a reminder of how skilled human beings are at being idiotic bigots who make everything about themselves, the American Family Activists (the AFA), a group of so-called “Family Activists” have been sending men into Target women’s restrooms to prove a point about trans bathroom rights.

Aside from displaying their willful ignorance about what it… More »


Here Are All The Nominations For The Tony Awards AKA The Hamilton Awards

Liz Magee | May 3, 2016 - 12:14 pm

The Tony Awards are the SuperBowl for theatre kids everywhere and with this morning’s Tony Awards nominations, all the tap-dancing-jazz-handing-character-shoe-loving teens of America are probably very pleased. To nobody’s surprise, Hamilton scored a record-breaking 16 nominations. I mean, President Obama has seen this show twice and he’s a very busy guy. This show must be something truly… More »


Here’s What Happens At A Contested Convention (And The Odds Of Us Seeing One This Year)

Kylie Cheung | May 3, 2016 - 11:11 am

With Cruz and Kasich coalescing to #StopTrump and Sanders upping his efforts to court superdelegates, contested conventions in both parties are entirely possible, so here’s what you need to know. More »


Afeni Shakur, Activist And Mother of Tupac, Dies at 69

Liz Magee | May 3, 2016 - 11:10 am

2016 has been a brutal, sad year thus far. Activist, poet and mother to Tupac, Afeni Shakur,  passed away on Monday evening. She is said to have suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to a local hospital in California where she died, according to New York Daily News. She was 69 years old.

In the 1960’s,… More »


NARAL Just Gave State Lawmakers Pro-Choice Ratings, & Things Are Looking Shockingly Not Good

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 10:47 pm

Pro-choice Washington Democrats performed surprisingly poorly on the NARAL’s pro-choice scorecards, and while some of their ratings were disappointing, the NARAL raised some important points. More »


5 Things You Need To Know About Birth Control Around The World

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 9:55 pm

Marie Stopes International (MSI) and several influential Islamic scholars joined up last week to vigorously campaign both for the spread of birth control and contraceptives for Afghan women, and to combat the cultural stigma against women who choose to utilize these most valuable resources. In Afghanistan, abortion is illegal although birth control is not, but access to birth control is incredibly… More »


4 Myths About Fat Bodies And Weight Loss, Which Don’t Work At All How You Think

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 8:04 pm

A new study just revealed how extreme weight loss negatively impacts fat bodies, exposing a number of myths about weight loss. More »


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