Posts tagged "protest"

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. The very polite counter-protesters put a sign up in front of Abort67’s giant picture of an aborted fetus that said, “My body, my choice.” One…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

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 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,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 25, 2014

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 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 wa…

Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

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 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.

Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2014

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 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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2013

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 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.

Julie Gerstein / July 11, 2013

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 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…

Mary Odell / June 18, 2013

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 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…

Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2013

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 an “Ivy League Whorehouse,” according to the Westboro Baptist Church.

Sarah Gray / February 12, 2013

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 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 tha…

Daley Quinn / November 22, 2012

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 women are holding a sex strike. A civil rights group called Let’s Save Togo is encouraging women to withhold sex from their husbands for one…

Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2012

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 the Portland airport, 50-year-old John E. Brennan decided he’d had enough, so when it came time to remove his shoes, he removed all of hi…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 19, 2012

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 she? The lure of her timber can prove too strong for some, and nay, you found yourself driven to her lusty charms over and over again. Actually,…

Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2012

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 just happened to be passing through for mass. The “kiss-in” was a peaceful protest against the Catholic Church’s stance against divorce, abortion, same-sex marriage, and…

Ami Angelowicz / November 9, 2010

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 the S&M in the bedroom. [Asylum]
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church plan to protest at Heath Ledger’s funeral, saying Heath’s role in Brokeback Mountain

Catherine Strawn / January 23, 2008