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Coffee Processing Wastewater: a Great Source of Energy

Cleaning up wastewater from coffee processing not only prevents water pollution, but also creates biogas that would otherwise be emitted as methane The post Coffee Processing Wastewater: a Great Source of Energy appeared first on Sustainablog.

Counterpoint: I don’t think Taylor Swift’s new video is racist

Last week, our very own Chloe Angyal took Taylor Swift to task over her new video, which features women of color twerking. She argues that these Black and brown twerkers are used as props in the video to highlight Taylor’s whiteness. She explains: “There’s lots I could say about this video, but I want to [...]

Pro-Abortion Blogger Admits Abortion is for Women With Designer Handbags and Swanky Jobs

In another blog post describing what pro-lifers have always said about abortion- that it wasn’t for penniless teens who had been raped, but abortion on demand was just that- abortion on demand for the rich as well. A blogger named Pippa, who says that she serves as a Youth Representative to the UN for The […]

In Australia, Moms Are the Default Parent

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

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Racism] Charles Belk, a black film producer "who was in Beverly Hills to attend a pre-Emmy party Friday night, was handcuffed and detained for about six hours before authorities investigating...Show More Summary

After Giving Birth, Woman Throws Newborn Baby in Trash to “Solve Her Problems”

A woman in Utah apparently didn’t know she was pregnant and, upon giving birth, threw her newborn baby in the trash — saying doing so would “solve her problems.” The baby is now clinging to life. Alicia Marie Englert, 24, gave birth to the baby on Sunday or Monday and the baby received no medical […]

Women of Color In Legal Education

Women of Color In Legal Education Carmen G. Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law, has published Women of Color in Legal Education: Challenging the Presumption of Incompetence in the Federal Lawyer (July 2014). Here is the abstract. Female law professors of color have become the canaries … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Another Indiana woman is being charged with feticide after seeking medical help

A few years after Indiana tried to charge Bei Bei Shuai with feticide after she attempted suicide, the state is now going after another woman for the crime. Purvi Patel went to the ER with vaginal bleeding after delivering a fetus at home. Initially, prosecutors charged Patel with “felony neglect,” claiming the fetus was born alive and [...]

Why is Richard Dawkins in Favor of Abortion When a Baby Has Down Syndrome?

Richard Dawkins created a firestorm last week when he responded to one of his regular followers on Twitter who said she didn’t know what she would do if she found out she was pregnant with a child who had Down Syndrome. Pro-life people as well as parents of Down Syndrome (DS) children were outraged and […]

Defrosting the Women: For All the Ladies Who Deserved Better

After having spent the summer watching a lot of TV, I want to talk about women in refrigerators. First, a brief explanation for those who are unfamiliar with the term “women in refrigerators“: the phrase originates from an incident in...Show More Summary

John Crawford Update

[Content Note: Racism; guns; police brutality.]Earlier this month, I wrote about John Crawford, the 22-year-old black man in Ohio who was killed by police in a Walmart after another customer called 911 to report a man waving an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, even though Crawford was actually holding a BB/pellet rifle which is sold at the store. Show More Summary

Pro-Abortion Amanda Marcotte Trashes Pro-Lifers Concerned About the Ice Bucket Challenge

Now we’ve done it. Pro-life critics of the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge, which tacitly supports embryonic stem-cell research, have drawn the ire of Amanda Marcotte. At Slate, the notorious anti-life zealot accuses pro-life leaders...Show More Summary

Who wrote the EPA documents?

Jean S writes (transferred from a comment with the addition of a few headings): A question for the experts: is it known who wrote and who were used as experts in the EPA documents? If not, is that information considered public (i.e., obtainable under FOIA or similar)? The reason I ask is that I get […]

Video Games!

In the spirit of our Books! thread yesterday: What video games are you currently playing? Anything you've played recently that you'd recommend?

Star gets testy when “Obvious Child” billed as “abortion rom-com”

As commenter Christina noted on Facebook (a line I stole on Twitter), “Let’s make abortion the central theme of a comedy, then pretend we’re not trivializing it and trying to make it funny.” But that’s exactly what the star of a romantic comedy about abortion is trying to say. Show More Summary

Thank You Wednesday: The writers and readers of Feministing

I couldn’t wait until tomorrow and make it a Thank You Thursday. I am full to bursting with gratitude, and it could cause me serious bodily harm if I were to keep it in for an extra day just for the sake of alliteration. More than four years ago, at the 2010 Feministing annual retreat [...]

IPCC attribution statements redux: A response to Judith Curry

I have written a number of times about the procedure used to attribute recent climate change (here in 2010, in 2012 (about the AR4 statement), and again in 2013 after AR5 was released). For people who want a summary of what the attribution problem is, how we think about the human contributions and why the […]

Dutch Woman Euthanized Who Feared Going to Nursing Home

It’s official. Like Belgium, The Netherlands has completely lost any sense of respect for the law and has leapt, lemming like off the moral cliff. Dutch news is reporting on the euthanasia death of an elderly woman who sought euthanasia because she did not want to live in a nursing home. The report said that she […]


[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; white supremacy; lynching.]Here is some difficult but important recommended reading that sets what happened, and what is ongoing, in Ferguson in context, both currently and historically:Jelani...Show More Summary

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