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Sorority Sister Uses N-Word In Racist Snapchat, Gets Kicked Out

A member of the Chi Omega sorority at the University of Alabama has been dismissed from the sorority after she posted a Snapchat with two friends which was captioned…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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 | August 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NYC Politician Announces On Twitter That She Has “High Risk HPV”

Melissa Mark-Viverito made an unusual admission for a politician on Sunday night: New York City’s City Council Speaker announced to her followers on Twitter that she has high risk HPV.

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm

California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: “Women Are An Oppressed Category Of People”

“[People are coming out against the label [“feminist”]? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2014 - 11:30 am

Man Assaulted, Knocked Unconscious After Defending Women From Catcallers

It’s not just women who are at risk of being hurt if they stand up to street harassment: a man in Philadelphia was attacked and knocked unconscious when he tried…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

Club Distributed T-Shirts Of Man Shoving “Problem” Woman

The Oberbayern nightclub on the Spanish island of Marjora distributed T-shirts over the summer that showed a man shoving a “problem” woman. In one panel, a man…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Ladies, Get A Pap Smear To Become A Teacher In Sao Paulo, Brazil

What does a woman’s past sexual experience have to do with her teaching skills? Just about everything! That’s why the education department in Sao Paolo, Brazil gets all up in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Steubenville Assailant Is Back On His High School Football Team

Remember when two teenaged boys from Steubenville High School were sentenced for sexual assaulting a 16-year-old girl and all CNN could do was mourn about how these two boys’ lives…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

The staff of Jezebel.com posted a memo today calling out their employer, Gawker Media, for ignoring the constant harassment they face from trolls in their comments section. The staff…

Jessica Wakeman | August 11, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Lesbian City Council Member Gets Harassed By Her Constituents

“I’m going to keep coming up here and tell you how gays have no morality. … You’re filth. You’re dirt. Because I have the constitutional right to say it.” That’s…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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