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Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Maya Angelou, a poet and civil rights activist, has died at 86. Angelou is most well-known for her memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings about growing up poor and Black…

Jessica Wakeman |

A Reading List On Elliot Rodger, Misogyny & Toxic Masculinity

There have been so many pieces analyzing UC Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger and his extreme misogyny towards women. Here are a few must-read pieces:

“Let’s Call The

Jessica Wakeman |

Family Stones Pakistani Woman To Death In So-Called “Honor Killing” For Marrying Man She Loved [UPDATE]

[UPDATE, 5/28:] The New York Times reports that Farazana Parveen was three months pregnant when she was killed. [New York Times]

A 25-year-old woman was murdered by nearly 20…

Jessica Wakeman |

Co-Founder Of Rap Genius Fired Over Jokes About Elliot Rodger’s Misogynist Manifesto

The co-founder of Rap Genius, the website that allows readers to explain what the hell Kanye means in his lyrics through annotations, was fired this weekend after posting jokes about…

Jessica Wakeman |

#YesAllWomen: Women Tweet Stories Of Their Personhood Being Violated

Friday night, six people were killed in Isla Vista, California, near the campus of UC Santa Barbara, by Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old bent on “retribution” for his lack…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

“Duke Porn Star” Belle Knox Pens An Open Letter To Alyssa Funke

“Duke porn star” Belle Knox (real name: Miriam Weeks) penned an open letter to the late Alyssa Funke, the 19-year-old who committed suicide after her classmates harassed her for…

Jessica Wakeman |

Iran Freaks Out Over Actress’ Kiss On The Cheek At Cannes

Iranian actress Leila Hatami got a kiss on the cheek from Gilles Jacob, the president of the Cannes Film Festival, and all hell broke loose. Iran’s deputy minister of…

Jessica Wakeman |

This Pregnant Sudanese Woman Was Sentenced To Death Because Of Who She Chose To Marry

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who is eight months pregnant, was sentenced to death last week for marrying a Christian man.

In Sudan, a woman is considered…

Claire Hannum |

80 U.S. Troops Will Search For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Eighty American troops in Chad will help search for the 200+ girls who were kidnapped from their school by an Islamist extremist group back in April. That’s awesome, but…

Jessica Wakeman |

Former Cheerleader Sues The Tampa Bay Buccaneers For Paying Below Minimum Wage

Yet another NFL team is being sued by a former cheerleader for allegedly paying pom-pom shakers less than minimum wage.

Manouchcar Pierre-Val, 25, filed a class action lawsuit…

Jessica Wakeman |

Judge Struck Down Pennsylvania Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s law banning same-sex marriage today, calling it unconstitutional. PA’s Democratic attorney general said she wouldn’t defend the 1996 law, as she found it…

Jessica Wakeman |

Customer Asks Restaurant’s Waitresses To “Show Some More Skin,” Owner Has Awesome Response

It’s not often that a story about sexism ends with something really wonderful happening.

Daniel McCawley, the owner of Atomic Grill in Morgantown, West Virginia, read a comment…

Jessica Wakeman |

Occupy Wall Street Protestor Cecily McMillan Sentenced To 90 Days In Prison

Occupy Wall Street protestor Cecily McMillan has been sentenced to three months in prison for elbowing a police officer in the face after he allegedly grabbed one of her…

Jessica Wakeman |

New York Post Blasts “Bad Mom” Chirlane McCray, The NYC First Lady

This kind of bullshit makes my blood boil: the New York Post’s cover today shows a picture of New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray with the headline, “I WAS…

Jessica Wakeman |

26 Italian Women Having Affairs With Priests Ask Pope To End Celibacy Vow

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke: Twenty-six women wrote a letter to the Pope … 

But it’s a reality reported by the site Vatican Insider: 26…

Jessica Wakeman |

Recently Fired NY Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Speaks Of Resilience At Wake Forest Commencement

“It meant more to our father to deal with a setback and try to bounce back than to watch how we handled our successes. Show what you are made of,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Former NFL Player Darren Sharper Accused Of Drugging & Raping Nine Women

A former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints is in court today facing accusations of sexual assault. Darren Sharper is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least…

Jessica Wakeman |

Missouri Legislature Advances 3-Day Waiting Period For Abortion

A Missouri bill mandating a three-day waiting period for an abortion is now sitting on the governor’s desk. The state’s Republican-controlled legislature advanced the bill, which would require a…

Jessica Wakeman |

Jill Abramson, The NYTimes’ First Female Executive Editor Was Fired — What Does This Mean For The Rest Of Us?

Yesterday afternoon, the news broke that Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and the first-ever woman to hold that position, was leaving her position. Managing editor…

Jessica Wakeman |

Judge Rules Idaho Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution. The order will take effect at…

Jessica Wakeman |
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