The group’s signs (which should truly be commended) said things like, “GOP Hands Off Me,” “Pussies In Formation,” “Pussy Grabs Back,” and “Cunt Touch This,” many in reference to the “grab them by the pussy” without their consent heard round the world. I’m also pretty sure that phrase was responsible READ MORE »
Protests in Charlotte continued through the second night in response to the fatal police shooting of a black man. READ MORE »
I know, I know, “if there aren’t weed and drones at the revolution, I’m not coming,” but seriously they’ll just take that shit from you and probably arrest you, at best. READ MORE »
In response to Alton Sterling’s and Philando Castile’s fatal shootings by police in different cities last week, Black Lives Matter protests erupted in major cities and continued through the weekend. Hundreds of protesters were arrested across the country, and photos of well-known activist DeRay Mckesson being put in handcuffs by multiple officers quickly circulated social media sites. However,… READ MORE »
Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets Wednesday as Brazilians protest rape culture following the gang rape. READ MORE »
Donald Trump wasn’t wrong when he said Chicago had “professional protesters.” READ MORE »
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 of Hillsboro, Oregon, sued the Portland police and the county last January, seeking $1.1 million in damages. The 26-year-old was arrested for indecent exposure in… READ MORE »
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.
The reporter tweeted about the incident immediately:
A black protester at Trump's rally today in Alabama was shoved, tackled, punched & kicked: READ MORE »
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 extraordinary anger. Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the murder of Mike Brown, and, as it turns out, that no-indictment is rare — or,… READ MORE »
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 The Abortion Holocaust on her campus. In addition to destroying the sign with scissors, Miller-Young also allegedly scratched and pushed a 16-year-old protester. She was… READ MORE »
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 and then destroyed.
During the fracas, Miller-Young allegedly scratched and pushed a 16-year-old girl who was one of the anti-abortion protesters. … READ MORE »
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 stripped naked in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square and nailed his scrotum to the cobblestone street. He explained — in between wailing in pain, I imagine… READ MORE »
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 the side of London’s Shard building, in order to protest arctic drilling.
The Shard was chosen for its proximity to Shell Oil’s building. READ MORE »
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 unrealistic body images. In just bras and underwear, the protesters bared their real human bodies proudly to the world while holding signs with phrases like… READ MORE »
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 could go a number of ways, and despite the fact that both cases will get relatively little time in front of the judges (just 60… READ MORE »
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 an “Ivy League Whorehouse,” according to the Westboro Baptist Church. … READ MORE »
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 real nuns! FEMEN, the breast-baring Ukrainian women’s movement, is famous for spreading awareness about a cause through nudity. When FEMEN found out that more than… READ MORE »