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More Brides Are Choosing To Keep Their Maiden Names, According To Facebook Study

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A wife taking her husband’s name is pretty much the essence of traditional marriage. But an increasing number of women, especially young women, are choosing to keep their own last names when they are married, according to a study by Facebook.

The social networking site took the names of women whose relationship statuses were set as “Married” and compared these names with the names of their husbands. Overall, about a third of women are now choosing to keep their last names when they marry. Researchers found that about 38 percent of women in their 20s took their husband’s name, while 26 percent of women in their 30s did.  Only 12 percent of women in their 60s kept their own name. Keep reading »

Hitched: I’m So Glad I Didn’t Have An “Unplugged” Wedding

It’s in The New York Times, so I guess “unplugged” weddings are a thing, at least among the handsome and affluent people who see themselves in the Paper of Record’s style section.

In a column called “This Life” (imagine saying it the way you’d say “This guy! Can you believe this guy!?” and columns wondering whether families should “create a mission statement similar to ones many companies use to identify their core values” become a lot easier to stomach), writer Bruce Feiler tackles the issue of the “unplugged” wedding. That’s when people getting married are either so important and famous that selling a blurry cell phone shot from the back row of the ceremony might score guests a four-digit payment from Us Weekly, or when people getting married think that they are.

What happens: guests are told to surrender their smartphones, cameras, spy pens, sketch pads and uncommonly good photographic memories to an “attendant” before the ceremony, because they cannot be trusted to properly appreciate the gravity of the event with technology in-hand. Keep reading »

True Story: My Ex-Boyfriend Announced That He’s HIV-Positive On Facebook

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This piece originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

An email arrives from an old friend with the name of your ex-boyfriend in the subject line. In the body of the email, just this: “I’m totally shocked. When was the last time you talked to him?” You sigh, what now? Is he getting married? Having a baby? You head to Facebook, the one-stop shop for dirt on old flames. No wedding announcement, no ultrasound. Instead, there’s a video. Same crooked grin, same floppy hair, and this:

“This is a clip of me taking my first dose of Atripla, which is a combination antiretroviral drug. My name is Jake Earl, and on May 13, 2013 I was diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).” 

There’s chaos in your brain for 30 seconds before you’re able to make some sense of what you’re seeing. Order descends and you start a convoluted march through a series of reactions: Self-preservation. Nostalgia. Anger. Fear. Curiosity. Admiration? Keep reading »

Facebook Vows To Revisit Policy On Violence Against Women Following Feminist Campaign

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  • Facebook has vowed to update its policy on gender-based hate speech following a successful campaign by feminist media group WAM, in which 15 companies and counting pulled their advertising from Facebook. Activists pointed out to companies how their ads are running alongside content that depicts sexual violence against women. You can read Facebook’s statement on hate speech, posted this afternoon, here.  [Woman Action MediaThink ProgressWomen Action Media]
  • The Supreme Court told Indiana to stop messing with Planned Parenthood. [Raw Story]
  • The Washington Post published an entire article about the White House counsel’s …. shoes. [Washington Post]
  • Speaking at the West Point graduation this weekend, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the “scourge” of sexual violence in the military must be “stamped out.” [CNN]
  • Actress Ashley Judd is not running for senator of Kentucky, but Heather French Henry, a 2000 Miss America pageant winner, just might. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Quiz: Are You Ready To Make Your Relationship Facebook Official?

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It’s official — you’ve met someone. YAY! But should you alert everyone you know to this unicorn’s special place in your life by updating your Facebook status to “in a relationship”? Before you step up to the virtual loudspeaker, take this quiz to make sure you and your boo are actually ready for such a big step… Keep reading »

Women, Action & The Media Calls On Facebook To Address Gender-Based Hate Speech

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  • Feminist media group Women, Action & The Media (WAM) has called upon Facebook to address gender-based hate speech on the site, in particular groups and pages that condone rape and domestic violence, such as “Raping Your Girlfriend” or “Domestic Violence: Don’t Make Me Tell You Twice.” In an open letter, WAM asks that Facebook recognize speech about violence against women and girls as hate speech and agree not to tolerate it; train moderators to recognize and remove hate speech; and train moderators to understand how online harassment impacts the Facebook community. You can also contact five prominent companies who have run ads which appeared alongside violent and hateful content, including Dove and American Express, in hopes that they will put pressure on Facebook, too. [Women Action Media]
  • A federal appeals court has struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, calling it unconstitutional. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

RIP Society: 3 Teens Post Rape Of A 12-Year-Old Girl On Facebook

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Three Chicago teenagers are facing sexual assault charges after they allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posted a video of that attack on Facebook.

In December, two 16-year-old boys and one 15-year-old boy brought the girl to one of their homes and allegedly took turns assaulting her, including sodomizing her. One of the young men had a gun in his pocket during some of the assaults and another held the gun during the rape. All of the rapes were caught on film and all three boys are visible in the videos, flashing gang signs. Keep reading »

Feminists Take Over A Misogynist Facebook Page From The Inside

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  • Read this story about how six feminists took over a misogynist Facebook page from the inside… [The Daily Dot]
  • Black women are 49 percent less likely than white women to get tested for the mutated genes that lead to breast cancer. Here’s what else you need to know about how race impacts breast healthcare. [Diversity Inc]
  • Vermont has passed an equal pay law that targets certain factors that lead to a wage gap. [National Women's Law Center]
  • North Carolina, thank God, has taken out that part of an anti-abortion bill that would have allowed employers to refuse coverage for birth control. [RH Reality Check]
  • On the ethics of extreme porn: is some sex wrong even among consenting adults? [The Atlantic] Keep reading »

Facebook Page Run By Active Marines Mocks Violence Against Female Troops

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A Facebook page run by active Marines mocking violence against female troops has been taken down after it was publicly outed by a Congresswoman. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) penned a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the commander of the Marine Corps asking them to take action on the page, F’N Wook, which showed pictures of women with disrespectful, sexist, and violent captions. “Many of the pictures imply women only advance professionally by performing sexual favors,” Rep. Speier wrote in her letter. “And otherwise promote the idea that women are inferior and only useful as sexual objects and sandwich makers.”  One showed a picture of three female Marines with the caption, “Lesbian … still goes down on gunny for promotion.” Another showed a servicewoman with a black eye and the caption, “She burned the bacon only once.” Keep reading »

Today In Facebook Crimes: Woman Harasses Herself, Blames Her Ex And His New Girlfriend

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I don’t know if this falls under the umbrella of “catfishing” or just plain old bat shit cray revenge, but a Michigan woman is facing felony charges for creating a fake Facebook profile using her ex-boyfriend’s info and using it to make it appear that he and his new girlfriend were harassing her.

Over the course of a year, 52-year-old Cheryl Nelson made eight complaints to police that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Haarsma, and his new girlfriend stalked, harassed, assaulted and even broke into her home. According to the detective’s report, Nelson finally fessed up to her ruse: Keep reading »

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