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Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Rape culture; sexual assault] The two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping a female classmate were found guilty on all counts yesterday, after the jury deliberated for fewer than four hours. Show More Summary

Sly Stone awarded $5 million in back royalties, damages

Seminal soul and funk composer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million in royalties and damages by a Los Angeles County court. In a unanimous jury decision, the court found that Stone, born Sylvester Stewart, was denied royalties by his former manager Jerry Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and...

'Deflategate': Investigator reportedly seeks Columbia University help

Earlier this week, one of the NFL's lead investigators into the "Deflategate" controversy said the league's probe could take weeks to complete. That timeline appears to make sense, based on a report by the New York Times that details an assistance request made by an investigator to the Columbia...

Home of the Day: The '70s are alive and well in Echo Park

A kaleidoscope of color sets the tone for this funky pad in Echo Park, which tips its cap to a bygone era with a collection of shag carpeting, boomerang formica and period furniture. Topping the '70s throwback is an obscured rooftop deck with a hot tub, set off by tree-top views.

Marissa Alexander Update

[Content Note: Domestic violence; misogynoir; carcerality.Marissa Alexander was, at long last, released yesterday, after "nearly three years in jail for firing a warning shot to fend off an attack from her abusive estranged husband."She...Show More Summary

When Assisted Suicide is Legalized, You May be Euthanized to Harvest Your Organs

I have been reporting on the non-voluntary euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands for more than 20 years, the infanticide, euthanasia of the elderly “tired of life,” psychiatrists killing the mentally ill. Often people hear this truthShow More Summary

Pro-life vid of the day: The other one in the room

by Hans Johnson At this year’s March for Life Youth Rally, a short film made entirely the young members of Angelic Films was presented. In it a couple argues about whether they can afford their soon-to-be-born child when they are reminded that someone else is there. Show More Summary

Obama’s Atlantic drilling plan criticized by Democrats

A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

Would late actor Alec Guinness have survived legal abortion?

by Carder If abortion had been easy and legal in England in 1914 the world would never have experienced the witty, smart, subtle art and the quiet, steady witness of Alec Guinness… … and Star Wars would have had an enormous void. ~ Fr. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood is America’s Biggest Abortion Business: Operates 45% of All Abortion Clinics

Women’s health care. Reproductive health. These are the euphemisms Planned Parenthood uses to hide the fact that it is the biggest abortion business in the United States. At the end of last year, the abortion giant Planned Parenthood released its 2013 annual report and the new numbers indicated it did more abortions than the year […]

Lessons from Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj’s feminist friendship

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Anyone paying attention to the world of pop culture knows that it’s a hostile one, with feuds and rivalries between artists being the norm. When it comes to relationships between female artists, infamous Twitter battles between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks and notorious showdowns between […]

Demanding Chemical Policy Reform Is a Way to Protect Girls’ Health

A bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act is likely to be introduced in Congress next week. Given some chemicals' effects on causing early puberty in girls, reproductive health advocates should demand strong regulation that removes...Show More Summary

The Mormon Church Really Wants You to Know It's Still Not Cool with The Gays

[Content note: homophobia, transphobia, holocaust reference]Yesterday afternoon, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints held a press conference, which by its official account was about "Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination."What...Show More Summary

An Interview with Melissa Silverstein

Melissa Silverstein It’s no secret that the film industry is hardly hospitable to women. The Women’s Media Center found that only six percent of the 100 top films of 2012 cast the sexes in equal numbers, and only 28.4% of those movies cast women in roles with speaking parts. Show More Summary

South Carolina Panel OKs Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks on Babies Who Feel Pain

By a bipartisan vote of 15-5, the S.C. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H 3114) that protects the unborn child from savage and excruciating abortion at the beginning of the sixth month of life in the womb. The bill now goes to the full S.C. House for consideration. […]

Woman Sold Her Baby for Sex Multiple Times, Man Took Porn Images of Child

Last year, an Indiana woman admitted to authorities to selling her baby for sexual relations multiple times. Natisha Hillard, then 25, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on accusations that she sold her baby to a man for sex multiple times and was present for all but one of the transactions. Reports indicate Hillard pleaded […]

27 Years Ago Today, Canada Allowed Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth for Any Reason

In a landmark decision already twenty-seven years old today, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canada’s then-existing abortion regulations were unconstitutional. While many Canadians grieve the subsequent loss of a full quarterShow More Summary

Fashion From Sustainable Fisheries: Tidal Vision Will Use Fishing Waste To Create Stylish Looks

Alaskan start-up Tidal Visions plans to create apparel and accessories from waste produced by sustainable fisheries, like salmon skin and crab shells The post Fashion From Sustainable Fisheries: Tidal Vision Will Use Fishing Waste To Create Stylish Looks appeared first on Sustainablog.

Authentic Mitt!

[Content Note: Classism.]Remember Mitt Romney's monumentally failful attempts at being "authentic" during the last presidential election? In case you've wiped it from your brainpan, here's a little reminder: Oof, man. Oof.This time around,...Show More Summary

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