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Watch CBS Sportscaster James Brown Deliver a Powerful Speech About Domestic Violence

Thursday night's pre-game show before the Ravens-Steelers match-up was probably the best example thus far of how much the Ray Rice video has impacted the culture around the NFL. At the end of the half-hour show—which featured a liveShow More Summary

Ray Rice Defenders Have Found Their Argument: He's a Victim Too

The release of the video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-girlfriend Janay Palmer in an elevator was notable mainly because it decimated all attempts by the NFL, the Ravens, and Ray Rice apologists to argue that Palmer and Rice shared the blame. Show More Summary

Mastectomies Are on the Rise, Despite the Evidence Against Them. Why?

Buried in last week's news that double mastectomies don’t improve survival outcomes for women with breast cancer (among the general population— not those with a genetic predisposition to the disease) was another interesting tidbit: Women...Show More Summary

A Blog Post About Taylor Swift and Women That Does Not Ask If Taylor Swift Is a Feminist

On the eve of her fourth album, Taylor Swift invited Rolling Stone into her home to discuss her “reinvention.” 1989, set for release next month, has finally stomped out the last traces of Swift's country twang in favor of a “blatant pop” sound. Show More Summary

The NFL Needs to Learn What Domestic Violence Really Looks Like

Since the story of Ray Rice abusing his then-girlfriend, now-wife Janay Rice broke earlier this year, both the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens have used the fact that Janay forgives and defends her husband—and has even been willing to blame herself—as cover for their own willingness to punish him harshly. Show More Summary

Social Justice, TMZ Style

Thank God for TMZ. In the course of the past year, the digital celebrity tabloid has leapfrogged police, prosecutors, and investigative reporters to become the sports world’s most dedicated watchdog. In November, the site broke the story that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had been accused of sexual assault. Show More Summary

Listen to Ray Rice’s Lawyer Say the NFL Player Is the One Who Got Beaten Up, “Hypothetically”

If you’ve seen the Ray Rice video, it’s impossible to forget what happened inside that casino elevator on Feb. 15: a Ravens running back punching his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer, knocking her out cold, and then dragging her body across the floor. Show More Summary

"The Daycare Provider Suggested I Re-Birth My Son"

The state of American child care is pretty abysmal. Day care is not well-regulated, the quality is often poor, and it’s expensive: In 35 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more than a year’s in-state college tuition. We are the only...Show More Summary

Why I've Stopped Reading Twitter Mentions

I was an early adopter of Twitter, getting an account in 2007. I quickly fell in love with the service and how it dumped a constant stream of interesting information, insightful comments and jokes into my life. I particularly enjoyed...Show More Summary

What Victory for Women's Rights Looks Like

When the curtain fell on California's legislative session, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins released a bland statement celebrating its accomplishments. In it, she singled out a water bond, an on-time budget, and a bill that would cut down plastic bag use. Show More Summary

How to Have the Consent Talk With Your Kids

Thousands of parents have just sent their kids off to college in America, releasing them to an exciting new social and educational environment where new students experience a heightened risk of being sexually assaulted, where dozensShow More Summary

The Oakland Raiders Finally Gave Their Cheerleaders Minimum Wage. Yay?

The two Raiderette cheerleaders who revolted against the team this year—suing the Oakland Raiders for paying them less than minimum wage, withholding paychecks until the end of the season, and never reimbursing them for business expenses—have declared victory. Show More Summary

Republican’s Male-Only Fundraiser Invite: “Tell the Misses Not to Wait Up”

So, how are Republican congressmen fighting the "war on women" accusation this election cycle? For Rep. Steve Southerland of Florida, the answer is apparently to have a male-only fundraiser that's explicitly focused on keeping a woman out of power. Show More Summary

The Mindy Project Really Needs an Abortion Storyline

Dr. Mindy Lahiri, the loveable lead played by Mindy Kaling in the sitcom The Mindy Project, is an ob-gyn. Her job functions as more than background decoration, as Jessica Goldstein of Think Progress notes. "One of the most standout things...Show More Summary

Female Inmates From Danbury Prison Still in Limbo, Lacking Key Services

A year ago, I wrote about a victory for more than 1,000 female inmates at the women’s prison in Danbury, Connecticut, featured in the Netflix show Orange Is the New Black. Like the character Piper in the show’s second season, the women were slated for transfer—to a newly constructed prison, far away, in Aliceville, Alabama. Show More Summary

Inside AnonIB, Where Hacking Is a Sport and Women's Bodies Are the Prize

How do you solve a problem like "the fapenning"? Since dozens of private nude photographs of female celebrities were hacked, leaked, and widely disseminated this past weekend, commentators have proposed a raft of remedies: Some have suggested that women themselves can prevent their own victimization by never snapping nude selfies at all. Show More Summary

The Daily Show Takes on Harassing “Compliments” Women Like Kirsten Gillibrand Are Lucky to Get

The ongoing, uh, debate over the acceptability of harassment and catcalling got The Daily Show treatment Tuesday night, when Jon Stewart covered the fallout from Kirsten Gillibrand's sexual harassment claims. In response to Gillibrand's...Show More Summary

England's Basically Unaffordable One-Year Maternity Leave

The state of American child care is pretty abysmal. Day care is not well-regulated, the quality is often poor, and it’s expensive: In 35 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more than a year’s in-state college tuition. We are the only...Show More Summary

Let's Stop Idealizing the Home-Cooked Family Dinner

The home-cooked meal has long been romanticized, from ’50s-era sitcoms to the work of star food writer Michael Pollan, who once wrote, "far from oppressing them, the work of cooking approached in the proper spirit offered a kind of fulfillment...Show More Summary

At Least 1400 Children Sexually Exploited in One English Town. How Could This Possibly Happen?

As the New York Times reported Monday, between 1997 and 2013, in the northern English town of Rotherham, “at least 1,400 children, some as young as 11, were groomed for sexual exploitation while the authorities looked the other way.” The findings of an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham released last week declared:

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