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Eco-Friendly Branding Must Be Super Manly to Attract Manly Men, Study Says

Men are more likely to buy eco-friendly products and donate to environmental charities if the branding strokes their fragile masculine egos, according to new research in the Journal of Consumer Research. A series of seven studies from researchers at universities in the U.S. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Issues Scathing Ruling Against Michigan Sex Offender Penalties

Like so many states, Michigan is addicted to punishing sex offenders—not just once, but over and over again, through a series of measures designed to shame, stigmatize, and ostracize even those offenders who have been fully rehabilitated. Show More Summary

Nate Parker Supporters Use His Rape Accuser’s Mental Health History to Defend Him

Four people who knew Nate Parker in college have released a lengthy statement in support of the director, who’s come under fire in recent weeks for rape charges levied against him 17 years ago. A jury acquitted Parker, then a Penn State...Show More Summary

Robot Babies Meant to Prevent Teen Pregnancy May Actually Promote It

At my high school in Tallahassee, Florida, every student was required to take a class called Life Management, which was largely about not getting pregnant (or not getting someone pregnant) before marriage. As far as these courses goShow More Summary

Things We Hope Will Happen When Justin Trudeau Meets William, Kate, and the Royal Babies

Prince William and Duchess Kate are set to visit Canada in September with their very photogenic children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and boy are we excited. Not because of the impressive itinerary Kensington Palace has released,...Show More Summary

Burkini Ban Violates Basic Human Freedoms, Rules France’s Highest Court

A French burkini ban that has enraged observers around the world was suspended by the country’s highest court on Friday in a decisive ruling that painted the laws as blatant affronts to basic human rights and liberties. The court’s action...Show More Summary

Researchers Find That Female CEOs and Senators Are Disproportionately Blond

It’s rare for a woman to make it to the very top of a large corporation these days, and it’s rare for an adult human to have blond hair. But blond women are far more likely to end up a chief executive or U.S. senator than women with any other color hair, according to recent research from two business-school professors at the University of British Columbia.

Pro-Life Activists Sue Chicago for the Right to Use Disturbing Tactics Outside Abortion Clinics

Anti-abortion activists in Chicago filed a federal lawsuit this week arguing that a law designed to protect abortion-clinic patients and employees from harassment is a violation of activists’ right to free speech. The city’s 2009 law...Show More Summary

The Anti-Gun Dildo Campaign Has Finally Begun at the University of Texas

Dildo-wielding college students are facing off against gun-loving gun lovers at the University of Texas’ flagship Austin campus, where a statewide campus carry law went into effect on August 1. In protest of the new law, which forces...Show More Summary

U. Chicago Sent Incoming Freshmen a Letter Decrying Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings

The dean of undergraduate students at the University of Chicago has sent a very odd letter to the class of 2020—one that seems more designed to strike a blow in the culture wars than to edify incoming freshmen. It starts with a bunch...Show More Summary

Colorado’s Universal Health Care Proposal Could Axe Abortion Coverage

Progressives in Colorado are battling over a ballot initiative that would create a single-payer universal health care system in the state. According to some abortion rights advocates, the state-funded program would eliminate insurance...Show More Summary

Our Assessment of Parents Is More Informed by Moral Judgment Than Actual Risks

One of the biggest challenges for today’s parents is figuring out how much freedom to give their children. The range of permissibility, flanked by overbearing on one side and negligent on the other, is narrow and subject to change at any moment. Show More Summary

That Sexist Job-Search Advice About Engagement Rings? Female Academics Have Heard It for Years.

Last week, executive recruiter Bruce Hurwitz dropped in from 1973 to offer some real talk to the networkers of LinkedIn: If you’re a woman interviewing for a job, “Lose the rock!” You heard the man, gals: If you’re engaged to be married,...Show More Summary

Scott Brown Defends Himself Against Sexual Harassment Charges in Fawning Interview

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown defended himself on Wednesday against charges that he sexually harassed former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros on-set. In a lawsuit, Tantaros alleged that Brown “made a number of sexually inappropriate...Show More Summary

Burkini Ban Debate Intensifies With Viral Photos of French Police Ordering Woman to Remove Clothes

The photos show a woman in black leggings, a blue tunic, and blue head scarf lying on a beach in Nice, France. Then, four police officers approach. They stand over her, hands on hips, as she removes her tunic.

“Treatment Centers” for Troubled Teens Are Gothic Nightmares

Most residential treatment centers that promise they can turn around the lives of troubled teenagers are dangerous places with a proven track record of making things worse, according to a disturbing longread published Tuesday by the Huffington Post.

The Internet Was OK. And Then This xoJane Article Happened.

On Tuesday, XoJane, whose central mission is to convince writers to share personal stories that would be better left untold, outdid itself: It published an essay called “It Happened to Me: My Friend Joined ISIS.” No, it’s not satire...

Young Helen Mirren, Sexism Crusader of Our 1970s Dreams

You’ve probably always wondered: How does award-winning actress Helen Mirren manage to perform and have boobs at the same time?

The Controversial Judge in Brock Turner’s Sex-Crime Case Has Recused Himself From Another

Aaron Persky, the Santa Clara County judge who faced nationwide backlash earlier this year when he sentenced convicted felon Brock Turner to only six months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman, has recused himself from a different sex-crimes case.

Baby-friendly Hosptials Can, Paradoxically, Be Unsafe for Newborns

A new paper in JAMA Pediatrics is the latest in a series of critiques of the so-called "baby friendly" hospital movement. Previously, the global pro-breastfeeding initiative has been questioned for its effectiveness and for its unfair treatment of new mothers. Now, doctors are questioning its safety.

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