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Frisky Q&A: “Daily Show” Correspondent Jessica Williams Gets Scientific

Jessica Williams

Last week, “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams paid a visit to the NYU science labs to conduct some #EmojiScience experiments. The GE #EmojiScience campaign set out to prove that there’s science in everything by creating experiments that relate to emojis. Scientists then sent out Snapchat footage of celebrity guests like Bill Nye, Gary Vaynerchu, Baratunde Thurston and Williams conducting them. At the lab, I watched the research team light a taco on fire (scientifically, of course) in a plea for Apple to add a taco emoji and discovered beakers full of neon liquids that fizzed just like in the movies. For a person who reads and writes all day at work and thus hasn’t done a science experiment since maybe 11th grade, it was a grand adventure. I watched Williams conduct experiments that involved electric-shocking a pickle (at least, that’s what it looked like!) and making color-changing tie-dye water; but first, she sat down with me for a quick chat about science, street harassment and internet cats. Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: Ben Schwartz, Who Stood Up To A Catcaller, Was Stabbed Nine Times, And Is Calling For An End To Street Harassment

Dear Ben Schwartz,

I am so, so sorry for the injuries you incurred to your face, neck, and back after a catcaller stabbed you when you approached him to ask him to stop harassing your girlfriend. That is monstrous. It just goes to show that catcalling really isn’t “just a compliment” or a man “just being friendly”: It’s a form of aggression that is expressed verbally and physically both toward women who catcallers feel entitled to and men who get in the way of that entitlement. Keep reading »

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Is Resigning

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  • Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is negotiating his resignation. [Salon]
  • The police have been lying about the distance between Mike Brown’s body and Darren Wilson’s car, which affects the argument about whether Wilson was genuinely in danger and thus justified in shooting to kill. [RawStory]
  • Meanwhile, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has compared the company’s struggles with regulators to Ferguson. [Daily Dot] Keep reading »

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

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  • Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
  • According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]
  • If you believe women should like being catcalled, let Amanda Marcotte tell you why your opinion isn’t relevant. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

Why Dudes Don’t Greet Other Dudes

Why Dudes Don't Greet Other Dudes

After that NYC catcalling video went viral online, some men (not all men!) were upset, not because they were trying to defend their right to shout “nice tits” at a random woman, but because even non-sexual comments were being defined as harassment. For instance, Michael Che, co-host of “Saturday Night Live”’s Weekend Update, wrote on Facebook, “I want to apologize to all the women I’ve harassed with statements like ‘hi’ or ‘have a nice day.’” Keep reading »

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

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  • White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
  • Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root]
  • Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying. [The Mary Sue] Keep reading »
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