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Pussy Riot To Sue The Russian Government

The two members of the feminist punk collective Pussy Riot, who were imprisoned for speaking out against President Vladmir Putin, are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights.

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Remarks About Domestic Violence

So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who “provoke” domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose.

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Suggests To Abused Women: “Let’s Make Sure We Don’t Do Anything To Provoke Wrong Actions”

Hoo boy. So, on the ESPN program “First Take,” panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the suspension of NFL player Ray Rice for two games in the upcoming season.

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Watch The Male Supreme Court Justices Hang Out In A “No Girls Allowed” Fort

With the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court these days, I wouldn’t be too surprised if this was how things actually went down in the judges’ chambers. Can I hang…

Claire Hannum | July 25, 2014 - 3:40 pm

North Carolina Teen Gave Birth After Secret Pregnancy & Buried Infant In Her Backyard

A teen girl in North Carolina kept her pregnancy a secret from everyone but her boyfriend, then buried their newborn in her backyard. Police said the infant appeared to have…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

Women Still Aren’t Allowed To Compete In The Tour De France

Women are still not allowed to compete in the Tour de France race, a nearly month-long cycling competition finishes this Sunday in Paris. This year, women cyclists can ride in…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The UK To Prosecute Parents Who Allow Female Genital Mutilation

Yesterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that parents in the UK can now be prosecuted if they have their daughters’ genitals cut.  Previously, it was only illegal in…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Lena Dunham Asked Her Twitter Followers Why They Use Birth Control

In light of the last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court that some employers with religious objections to birth control can deny coverage to female employees, Lena Dunham asked her…

Claire Hannum | July 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Hollywood Sucks At Depicting LGBT Characters Onscreen

According to a study released today by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, only 17 of 102 films released by Hollywood’s seven largest studios during 2013 depicted gay,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of “witchcraft,” tortured and killed. Usually…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2014 - 5:45 pm

UCONN Settles With Students Whose Sexual Assault Complaints It Mishandled

In October 2013, a group of current and former students accused the University of Connecticut of violating Title IX by mishandling their sexual assault cases which occurred at the school…

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2014 - 10:00 am

Arizona Will Drop Child Abuse Charges Against Mom Who Left Kids In Car During Job Interview

Arizona said it would drop child abuse charges against an unemployed, sometimes homeless mother who was arrested for leaving her kids inside a car while she went to a…

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