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Here’s What Oklahoma’s Anti-Choice Goals Are Costing The Sooner State

With a $1.3 billion budget deficit, Oklahoma passed a bill to fund anti-choice propaganda in public schools, because who needs education funding when you could further stigmatize abortion? More »


Oklahoma Creates Sex Ed For An “Abortion-Free Society,” As If American Sex Ed Wasn’t Bad Enough Already

They’ll tell teens that life begins at conception, but won’t tell them what fucking actually is. That has to be confusing. More »


Oklahoma Court Rules That Oral Sex Is Not Rape If The Victim Is Unconscious

NOT TODAY SATAN. More »


The Jury In The Daniel Holtzclaw Trial Has Been Deliberating For 26 Hours And Counting

Since November 2, former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw has been on trial in Oklahoma City, OK, facing charges that he sexually assaulted 13 Black women in the community he patrolled. Today, the jury entered their third day of deliberations, with 36 felony charges, including rape, forcible oral sodomy, sexual battery, and more, to consider – but as more time passes, supporters of the… More »


Daniel Holtzclaw, Ex-Cop Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 13 Black Women, Will Be Judged By An All-White Jury

On Monday, the trial for Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 Black women, began, and by the end of the day on Tuesday, a jury had been selected — eight men, four women, all white. While such racial hegemony would be problematic no matter what, it’s especially troubling given the… More »


Oklahoma Governor OKs Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill

Oklahoma! Where the wind blows, and also everything else. More »


Tulsa Reserve Deputy Who “Accidentally” Killed Unarmed Black Suspect May Have Lacked Training

Today in news that does not shock but nonetheless repulses me: Robert Bates, that “Reserve Deputy” with the Tulsa police department who shot and killed unarmed suspect Eric Harris over the weekend after he “mistakenly” grabbed his gun instead of his Taser, may have lacked the training required to be on the job in the first… More »


“Fuck Your Breath”: Officer Caught On Tape Mocking Yet Another Black Man Fatally Shot By Police

On Friday, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department released video of a reserve deputy “accidentally” shooting unarmed Black man, Eric Harris, when he fled from police following an undercover sting operation on April 2. The graphic video shows Reserve Deputy Robert Charles “Bob” Bates and other officers pursuing Harris on foot before catching up to him… More »


Oklahoma Bans Atheist Marriages In Hopes Of Preventing Gay Ones

Well, it’s looks like my dream of a Rodgers and Hammerstein-themed wedding are officially dashed, because even if I am a girl who cain’t say no, I cain’t say “yes” in the state of Oklahoma*. To marriage, anyway. I’m sure I could say yes to other things in Oklahoma, like, for instance, being taken out in your surry… More »


Fox’s Kennedy Wonders Why We Even Have Public Schools

On today’s episode of Fox’s “Outnumbered,” the hosts tackled Oklahoma’s recent decision to ban AP History classes. While not everyone on the show said insane things (except for one part where one was kvetching again about freaking “American Exceptionalism.”), former MTV VJ Kennedy kicked things off by flat-out saying “Theere really shouldn’t be public schoolsMore »


The Right’s War On AP History Is All About Building Better Soldiers

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma state legislature voted to remove AP History from school curriculums. Their reasoning? The classes taught too much of the “bad” parts of American history, and not enough of the good. They taught about internment camps during World War II, that “Manifest Destiny” was a generally unpleasant experience for non-white people, and… More »


RIP Society: Oklahoma City Police Officer Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 7 Women

To protect and serve, huh? Oklahoma City police arrested fellow cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, yesterday for rape and sexual battery against seven Black women.

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said that an investigation by the sex crimes unit found Holtzclaw assaulted the women while on-duty between February and June of this… More »


Kickass Woman Of The Day: Tulsa Lady Confronts Man Masturbating In Women’s Bathroom At Walmart

Meet Beth Davis of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She ran by Walmart to run and errand and stopped first in the women’s restroom.  There should found a man, standing in front of the mirror partially clothed, jerking off.  So Davis whipped out her cameraphone and started filming him as he tried to leave the store, while she… More »


Watch Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert’s Beautiful Acoustic Version Of “Over You,” Dedicated To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

On last night’s episode of “The Voice,” Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton opened the show with a staggeringly beautiful acoustic version of “Over You.” The couple, who live in Oklahoma, originally wrote the song to honor Shelton’s brother who passed away in 1990, but retooled it slightly to pay tribute to the victim’s of this… More »


It’s Time To Cry: Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds Her Dog — Alive! — During News Interview

I didn’t sleep at all last night after reading about and seeing the horrific aftermath of the deadly tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. Such gruesome images and unbelievable destruction. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was affected (if you’re looking for specific ways to help, check out this list). In the midst… More »


How You Can Help Oklahoma’s Tornado Victims

Monday afternoon a mile-wide tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. The tornado’s deadly path tore through a hospital and two schools, and while rescue crews still aren’t sure about the exact number of victims, the county medical examiner confirmed that there are at least 24 dead.

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At Least 10 Dead In Tornado Strike

A two-mile-wide tornado touched down in a suburb of Oklahoma City today, leveling the suburb of Moore and leaving at least 10 dead reports CNN. “It is absolutely devastating, this is horrific,” Oklahoma Lt. Governor said, as per ABC News. “We’re going to have fatalities. … We’re going to have significant injuries. … We just don’t know… More »


Worst Mother Of The Week Award Goes To Misty VanHorn Who, Tried To Sell Her Kids For Bail Money

When I was a kid, my mom sometimes threatened to sell me to the gypsies. I didn’t know who or what a gypsy was, but I knew that I didn’t want to be sold to anyone, and it usually got me to behave better. Not so, Misty VanHorn’s children, whose mother actually tried to sell… More »


Oklahoma Republican Says Birth Control “Poisons Women’s Bodies” (FYI, It Doesn’t)

Oklahoma State Senate Clark Jolley, a Republican (duh), introduced a bill that would allow an employer to refuse to cover birth control in their health care plans for any reason, based on the idea, and I quote, that birth control “poisons women’s bodies.” Maybe condoms — WHICH ARE ALSO A FORM OF BIRTH CONTROL,… More »


Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Two Anti-Abortion Laws

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that two anti-abortion laws — one which requires a woman to have an ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus, another which restricts the use of the abortion pill — are unconstitutional and can’t be enforced. [Huffington Post]
Slightly more men than women think that… More »


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