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Indigenous Women Living on the Frontlines of Climate Change

Over and over, during the 6th annual Indigenous Women’s Forum in Waspam, we heard the same refrain . Climate change is a clear and present threat to our lives and communities, they shared. The women said they see it in the irregular weather patterns that make local harvests unpredictable and threaten their food supply. They see it [...]

Scientific Review Urges Doctors to Inform Women of Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

A second scientific review in 2014 has strongly urged physicians to warn patients about the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link before an abortion and argued the evidence for a cause-effect relationship is substantial.[1,2] A. PatrickShow More Summary

Will Snow Ruin Your Halloween?

The snow forecast from today through the weekend. This data represents a worst-case scenario; there's a 95 percent change there will be less snow than this. National Weather Service Happy Halloween! Hope you have a good costume lined up that isn't this horrible "sexy Ebola nurse" one. Show More Summary

Millennials, Monsanto wants to be your hipster friend

Monsanto's "Director of Millennial Engagement" studied a handlebar-mustached salesman to learn all about you.

Quick Hit: We Regret To Announce That Your Request Of “Gotta Hear Both Sides” Has Been Denied

Sorry, not sorry. Thank you for your recent inquiry about hearing both sides. According to our records, this marks the fourth submission in as many days as to whether or not we have heard both sides. We regret to inform you that we have not. On March the 2nd, you interrupted a conversation by asking [...]

Discussion Thread: Whispered Warnings

[Content Note: Sexual harassment and abuse.]Last night, after reading Melissa Martin's terrific piece, "Do You Know About Jian?", which Ruth also linked below, I was texting with Jessica Luther about it, and I told her: Reading thatShow More Summary

Assisted Suicide Activists Use Brittany Maynard to Silence Opponents

I find myself forced to yet again take keyboard in hand to point out that those who claim the loudest to want a substantive discussion of legalizing assisted suicide from the Brittany Maynard advocacy offensive, actually use her tragedy to stifle debate. Latest case in point: Physician Anand Veeravagu and medical student Tej Azadand write […]

Her Unborn Baby Girl Has Anencephaly, But She Will Not Have an Abortion

Tragically, most children with anencephaly die shortly after birth. The condition is described as a severe form of spina bifida where a failure of fusion of the neural rube in early pregnancy results in the baby developing without cerebral hemispheres, including the neocortex. However, what’s worse than the condition is the startling fact that 95% […]

Eight Women Have Now Come Forward with Jian Ghomeshi Allegations

The Toronto Star reports that four more women, including TV actress Lucy DeCoutere, have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against popular CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, bringing the total number of accusers to eight. Show More Summary

On Realism, Old and New

This article appears in the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. T hough few people realize it, it was Bill Clinton who first uttered the phrase on which U.S. foreign policy has remained so hopelessly fixated ever since. Show More Summary

Disasters Linked to Climate Change Could Cost Insurance Companies Billions

By Kieran Cooke, From the Climate News Network. Insurance is all about assessing risk, so you might expect companies in the sector to be intimately involved with one of the most potent risks facing the world – the possibility of catastrophic...Show More Summary

Abortion Clinic Failed to Report Abuse of 13-Year-Old Man Raped “Almost Every Day” for Years

In 2010, John F. Szorady was sentenced to 74 years in prison for repeatedly raping an Ohio girl, beginning when she was 13 in 2004 through February, 2009, when she went to police. Szorady,who was the boyfriend of the victim’s mother at the time, began raping the girl in August, 2004, four months after he […]

Follow Up: More Women Speak About Jian Ghomeshi

[CN: physical abuse, sexual assault, verbal abuse, BDSM discussion, rape apologia] More women have come forward with allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. One woman, actor and Royal Canadian Air Force captain Lucy Decoutere, agreed to use her name. Show More Summary

Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort Threatens Grizzlies in Southern B.C., Into U.S.: Scientists

Grizzly bears in the Central Purcell Mountains are more vulnerable than shown in 15-year-old research being used by proponents of Jumbo Glacier Resort and, if the resort is built, it could threaten grizzly populations through southern...Show More Summary

L.A. theater openings, Nov. 2-9: Elevator Repair Service and more

Exotic dancers take their case to the highest court in the land in Elevator Repair Service's "Arguendo" at REDCAT, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre stages "King Lear" at the Broad, and "Serial Killer Barbie: The Musical" has its world premiere at NoHo Arts Center.

Pro-Abortion Author Say’s Abortion is Normal and “Part of Being a Mother”

Earlier this month, The Huffington Post published an excerpt of Katha Pollitt’s new book, “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.” The excerpt is titled “The Abortion Conversation We Need to Have” and starts with Pollitt”s statement that abortion “is a common, even normal, event in the reproductive lives of women.” Theresa Bonopartis, the director of a post-abortion […]

Watch: GamerGate gets The Colbert Report treatment

Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian to discuss GamerGate and the fact that “feminazis in the gamer world are coming for our balls to snip them off, put them into a little felt purse and take them away, so we have to play your non-violent games.” According to my [...]

Pro-life video of the day: Online abortion class

by Hans Johnson The overwhelmingly pro-choice media has been trumpeting what has been called “the first internet abortion class” now being offered by the University of California, San Francisco.  While health professionals can earn credits...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War on agency] Fuck fuck fuck: "The North Dakota Supreme Court yesterday upheld a set of misguided restrictions on medication abortion, allowing what is effectively a ban on early,...Show More Summary

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