Thu March 06, 2014 Perverted Justice: 'Upskirt' Photos Legal In Massachusetts By VITAMIN W Staff It's a horrible day for a woman to wear a skirt in Massachusetts. The state's highest court ruled this week that Michael Robertson did not...Show More Summary
In this deliciously rare clip, Octavia Butler talks about how she began writing science fiction in response to an absence of great storytelling she felt. After seeing a terrible sci fi film when she was 12, she explains, “I turned off the television and said to myself, I can write a better story than that.” Let [...]
International Women’s Day is also an occasion for global activists to focus world attention and rally together for the work that still needs to be done to combat gender discrimination.
On January 31, pro-life hero Cal Zastrow was standing vigil in the biting Michigan winter cold at the Women’s Center of Saginaw abortion clinic when an SUV bearing the insignia, “Holy Cross Children’s Services” pulled into the parking lot. According to Cal in an email update: The passenger was clearly a minor, appearing perhaps 15-years-old. The driver […]
In college, I knew girls who assigned themselves drunken alter egos based on Snow White’s seven dwarves: Happy, Sleepy, Grumpy, etc. The idea was that alcohol could reveal and intensify a person’s true character—“Happy,” for instance,...Show More Summary
Thu March 06, 2014 The Verdict is Out on Female and Non-White Judges By Susan Hagen Women and minority judicial nominees systematically receive lower ratings from the American Bar Association than male or white candidates, new research shows. Show More Summary
An exclusive sister-to-sister interview on environmental journalism, the dangers of fracking, and how to stop dad's snoring.
King Filip-Philippe of Belgium recently signed a law permitting doctors to euthanize terminally ill children. In late January, a state court judge in New Mexico enjoined the prosecution of any physician for providing “physician aidShow More Summary
For some time, a few liberals (like yours truly), and many more conservatives, have used the "Free Mumia" cause as a shorthand for a kind of ineffectual yet harmless activism that always exists in some corners of the left. Whatever the...Show More Summary
You can now locate and rent the nearest toilet. Maybe Tom Cruise even peed there! (That'll cost you an extra $10.)
I am honored to be asked to speak at Amnesty International USA's annual conference. Amnesty's work is vital in a world where human rights are constantly under threat.
Mitch McConnell is the GOP's shrewdest politician, but he's not exactly beloved by the party's base; he's got a Tea Party challenger in his re-election race this year, and he's regularly pilloried by hard-right conservatives as an establishment sellout. Show More Summary
Babies will be delivered in one room at a new clinic in Buffalo, New York and killed in abortions in another. A new birthing center in Buffalo, New York will provide an alternative for women seeking to give birth outside of a hospital setting. But it will also do abortions — setting up a terrible […]
Today, after much delay and opposition, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) will be finally be debated and voted on by the Senate. This bill is extremely important and would challenge the status quo culture of rape and impunity ravaging our armed forces. This seems like an obvious solution. But sadly, it has [...]
An abortion clinic in Florida has posted a legal notice of closure: North Florida Women’s Health & Counseling Services, Inc. in Tallahassee posted they will close by March 31, 2014. The clinic has been in operation since 1981 and its administrator is DEBRA S. SPARKS. The Agency for Health Care Administration which licenses and inspects […]
Control of resources and dependence on other countries is a central theme connecting the longstanding tension between Russia and Ukraine and potential actions taken by the rest of the world as the crisis escalates. The post How A Fight Over Natural Resources Is Quietly Driving The World’s Response To Ukraine appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A large real estate sign as gone up outside the former New Woman All Women abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, ending a two year struggle by owner Diane Derzis to keep the troubled abortion clinic open – often through deceptive and illegal means. “Placing the abortion clinic property for sale or lease shows that Derzis […]
Appearing at the CPAC conference today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie restated his pro-life views and said that Republicans should not apologize for having a pro-life position on abortion because they are more tolerant than Democrats. “Twice, for the first time since Roe, New Jersey has elected a pro-life governor,” Christie said, referring to himself […]
Sometimes I think that the next Revolutionary War will take place in a vegetable garden. Instead of bullets, there will be seeds. Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of The post Why Preppers Garden: Different Reasons for Growing Your Own Food appeared first on Sustainablog.
Surprise! According to an analysis by Maureen Ryan at the Huffington Post, in 40 years on the air, the creators of HBO’s highly respected dramas and miniseries have been almost entirely white men. HBO says they’re working on it. To be fair, their competitors, like AMC, FX, Showtime, and Netflix, aren’t doing much better either. Of 97 narrative architects [...]