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Majority Of Americans Say ‘Roe Vs. Wade’ Should Not Be Overturned: Pew Poll

Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision which effectively legalized abortion, should not be overturned according to the majority of Americans. This information comes via a Pew Research…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Debate This: Grandfather Posts Picture Of Himself With Grandaughter In Bath Tub — Inappropriate Or Not?

A mini-explosion occurred on the Internet this week when Bishop Larry Trotter, pastor of a Chicago mega-church, posted a picture of himself in the bathtub with his four-year-old granddaughter. Trotter…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Guy Talk: Why A Straight Man Like Me Cares About Transgender Rights

Over the weekend, the UK’s Observer published an editorial about transgender people that crossed a bunch of lines. It’s not really worth repeating the things that the author wrote, but they…

Dan Solomon | January 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

CUNY Accused Of Discriminating Against Pregnant Student

The City University of New York has been cited with a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights for allowing the discrimination against a 27-year-old…

Jessica Wakeman | January 17, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Lingerie Football League Is Klassin’ Things Up

“Imagine if fondue wanted to end its association with melted cheese.”

This is how ESPN reported on plans by the Lingerie Football League to rebrand themselves into a…

Jessica Wakeman | January 17, 2013 - 9:40 am

Wyoming Introduces “Fetal Heartbeat” Bill To Further Restrict Abortion

Republicans in Wyoming state legislature have introduced a “fetal heartbeat” bill that would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Currently, Wyoming’s law bans abortions after the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Chivalry Makes Women Suspicious, Says Dubiously Sourced Study

Okay, I’m pretty sure that the UK’s Daily Mail just makes shit up. But I am fairly sure that chivalry died one morning a month ago, when a man shoved

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Indonesian Judge Says “In A Rape Case Both The Rapist And The Victim Enjoy It”

Well, here’s an offensive and insensitive comment about rape victims that truly takes the cake.

An Indonesian judge who is a candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court was…

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Iran Considers Requiring Single Women To Get Permission From Father Before Traveling Abroad

Iran will consider a parliamentary bill that will require single women to receive permission from a guardian, usually their father or brother, to travel abroad. Married women in Iran…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Pat Robertson Basically Tells A Kid His Parents’ Marriage Is Dissolving Because The Mother Is Ugly

“The romance is obviously going out of the marriage. You know, it may be your mom isn’t as sweet as you think she is; she may be kind of hard-nosed.

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Padma Lakshmi Responds To Gang Rapes In India

“I was saddened and I was sickened. I literally felt nauseous. I’m from India and while [the attack] didn’t surprise me, it disgusted me … And it reminded me, it…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Military Continues To Address Sexual Assault Within The Armed Forces

A former soldier and military sexual assault survivor attended Friday’s U.S. Commission On Civil Rights meeting to address sexual assault in the armed forces. Jen McClendon  said she is…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm
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