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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

After 38 years, Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congress, is retiring. Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman locked up at a men’s state prison in Georgia, is fighting for her right to hormone therapy.  A new study shows that low-income people are less likely to abort their pregnancies but far more likely to get accidentally pregnant compared […]

Woman to Sit in Freezing Doghouse for 12 Hours

With only a few layers of clothing protecting her from the frigid winter weather, a PETA supporter will be chained inside a cramped, frigid doghouse for 12 hours on... The post Woman to Sit in Freezing Doghouse for 12 Hours appeared first on PETA.

Henrico County Division of Fire Receives PETA Award for Rescuing Duck

A Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way to the Henrico County Division of Fire for rescuing a duck stranded on a frozen retention pond. After receiving a... The post Henrico County Division of Fire Receives PETA Award for Rescuing Duck appeared first on PETA.

SeaWorld’s Accreditation Under Fire

This morning, PETA submitted official comments to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) calling on the organization not to renew SeaWorld’s accreditation, to be decided this month at... The post SeaWorld’s Accreditation Under Fire appeared first on PETA.

Animal Groups Join Forces to Shut Down Quintana Roo’s Dolphin Shows

PETA, the Dolphin Project, AnimaNaturalis, Mexiconservación and Animal Heroes have joined forces to ask Mexican authorities to end illegal dolphin shows. The post Animal Groups Join Forces to Shut Down Quintana Roo’s Dolphin Shows appeared first on PETA.

Taylor Swift is 'never going to talk' about purported frenemy Katy Perry

Seems Taylor Swift isn't giving any more credence to her purported feud with Katy Perry.

Boys' basketball: Beverly Hills gets 9 p.m. start for its championship game

It's going to be a late Friday night for basketball fans of Beverly Hills and Corona del Mar.

What are those bright spots? As Dawn nears Ceres, mystery remains

As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft gets ready to enter orbit around Ceres -- the first dwarf planet  visited by a satellite -- mission scientists are using new images to try to understand strange and surprising features on its icy surface.

Abortionist Who Wears Butchers Aprons During Abortions May See His Clinic Shut Down

After shutting down his problem-plagued Cleveland, Ohio, abortion facility in 2013, due to his inability to comply with clinic licensing standards, abortionist Martin Ruddock now finds himself in trouble in Michigan. The Michigan Department...Show More Summary

PETA Statement on Kid Rock Rolling Stone Article/Hunting Boars

Anyone who does such a thing is psychopathically cruel. There are no words to describe the sort of human being who deliberately chooses to bully, frighten, and harm those... The post PETA Statement on Kid Rock Rolling Stone Article/Hunting Boars appeared first on PETA.

Thank You Illinois Bar Examiners for Accommodating My Need to Pump During the Test and Extending It to All Nursing Mothers

I gave birth to my first child 8 weeks ago and took the bar exam last week. For a time, this grueling combination did not seem possible – and not because of the exhausting nature of both experiences. But thanks to the Illinois Bar Examiners,...Show More Summary

How Barbara Mikulski Transformed the Senate  

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is retiring. Mikulski may stand less than five feet tall, but she casts a long shadow as the person who has probably done more than any other in Congress to redefine the role of women in the legislature. Show More Summary

Show your farmers market some love with veggie temporary tattoos

This Kickstarter wants you to celebrate seasonal produce and sustainable farming with sweet temporary tats. Bring on the veggie biker gangs!

Ducks acquire James Wisniewski, three others in trade deadline deals

The Ducks’ push to upgrade their defense for the postseason led them to a flurry of activity at Monday’s NHL trade deadline, as they acquired defensemen James Wisniewski from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Simon Despres from Pittsburgh, Korbinian Holzer from Toronto and Michael...

Project Runway Fashion Guru Tim Gunn Will Headline Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

On March 5, Tim Gunn from Project Runway will be headlining a luncheon for Planned Parenthood of South Texas. Gunn recently admitted that initially he was hesitant about accepting an offer to speak because of his “gun-toting and conservative Christen thinking.” However, then he realized that they do so much “good” he just couldn’t turn […]

Government Attempt to Speed Up Guantánamo Trials (Rightfully) Backfires

Government meddling has long been a problem at the Guantánamo Bay military commissions, with the hearings of the last few days offering another crystal-clear example. The government's latest incursion into the commissions' proceedings further tarnishes the discredited military commissions system. Show More Summary

Will Nelson Mandela's Solitary Confinement Inspire Positive Change?

It's a short walk from my hotel here in Cape Town to the waterfront. From there you can see Robben Island, the notorious prison where Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters were incarcerated during the darkest days of apartheid. During his 27 years of captivity, Mandela suffered hunger, forced labor, and physical abuse. Show More Summary

Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children

Parents aren't the only ones fretting about vaccines for young children. Trepidation about these routine immunizations has made doctors upset too, a new survey shows.

The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts’ Hands. Again.

Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama's historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again? Image: Steve Petteway/ Wikimedia Commons The post The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts’ Hands. Again. appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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