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Brazilians Protest Their Country’s Prolific Rape Culture In Response To A 16-Year-Old’s Gang Rape

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets Wednesday as Brazilians protest rape culture following the gang rape.

Lauren Holter |

The Problem With The “Professional Protesters” At The Chicago Trump Rally

Donald Trump wasn’t wrong when he said Chicago had “professional protesters.”

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Judge To Naked Violinist: You Have No Case

A federal judge has dismissed a nude protester’s claim that police violated his rights by arresting him while he played violin stark-naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland. Matthew Mglej…

Newser |

Trump Thinks ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protester Who Was Attacked By His Supporters Deserved It

At a Donald Trump supporter rally in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, a black man started chanting Black Lives Matter in a video captured by CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond.

Katrin Higher |

Some Very Polite Counter-Protesters Convinced UK Anti-Choice Group Abort67 To Pack Up Their Protest And Go Away

The UK anti-choice abortion protesting group Abort67 — the group that got an epic takedown from a pregnant passerby last week — was counter-protested near an abortion clinic in London.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

A History Of Destruction In American Protests, From Boston In 1773 To Ferguson In 2014

I’ve been scrolling through the #Ferguson hashtag all morning. Last night, protesters burned buildings down, destroying businesses; they overturned cars, they smashed windows, they looted. This is a moment of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Professor Mireille Miller-Young Sentenced To Anger Management Classes For Stealing Anti-Abortion Protesters’ Sign

Back in March, Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, made headlines for stealing a graphic anti-abortion sign from a group of protesters called Survivors Of…

Jessica Wakeman |

Professor Mireille Miller-Young Charged With Theft, Battery, Vandalism After Stealing Anti-Abortion Protestors Sign

Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, has been charged with theft, battery and vandalism after she stole a sign from anti-abortion protesters on campus…

Jessica Wakeman |

Russian Performance Artist Nails His Testicles To Ground In Protest

Performance artists do a lot of wild, crazy, bold things to get attention and make a statement, but this story might take the case. On Sunday, Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Right Now, 6 Women Are Scaling A 72-Story London Building To Protest Arctic Drilling

Sometimes to get the public’s attention, you have to go to pretty extreme lengths. Which is why six female Greenpeace activists are in the midst of a 1000-foot climb up…

Julie Gerstein |

Victoria’s Secret Protesters Strip Down For Body Diversity

This weekend in San Francisco, the organization About-Face hosted a protest where participants shed their clothing in front of Victoria’s Secret as a statement against the company’s exclusive use of…

Mary Odell |

Gay Marriage Supporters Wait Out The DOMA & Prop 8 Decisions On The Supreme Court Steps

The Supreme Court will hear two landmark gay rights cases today: they’re hearing arguments on Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Court critics say the cases…

Julie Gerstein |

Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket “Ivy League Whorehouse” Vassar College

If you were distracted by actually flashy, trashy, sex-saturated events on Sunday night, from the Grammys to “Girls,” it is quite possible you missed the news that Vasser College is…

Sarah Gray |

Topless Nuns Spray Jesus’s Sperm In Paris Protest

Topless nuns were seen hosing down anti-gay marriage demonstrators with “holy sperm” last Sunday in Paris.

Go ahead. Read that sentence again.

Of course, these weren’t…

Daley Quinn |

No Sex For You: Togo Women Holding A Sex Strike

When the women of the small African country of Togo want something, they truly take one for the team: in order to urge the president of Togo to resign, the…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Best Way To Protest Airport Security? Get Naked!

Most people would agree that going through airport security is annoying, and thanks to x-ray machines and frequent pat-downs, the process has become more and more invasive. This week, at…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Got Arrested For Playing Too Much Cowbell

Dear anonymous guy who was arrested for playing too much cowbell during this week’s demonstrations against Wisconsin governor Scott Walker,

The cowbell, she is a seductive beast, isn’t…

Julie Gerstein |

Gay Activists Stage “Kiss-In” Protest In Barcelona

In Barcelona, 200 gays and lesbians gathered at the Sagrada Familia church this past weekend to do lots of kissing. Why? To make a statement to Pope Benedict XVI who…

Ami Angelowicz |

The Daily Squeeze: Lady On A Leash, Protests At Heath’s Funeral, And Sexy Church Billboards

A British woman is upset because she and her boyfriend weren’t allowed to board a bus – because she was being led around on a leash. Maybe she should keep…

Catherine Strawn |