Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Society & Culture / Issues & Causes / Popular

Daily Dose of Cute

Pictures of Deeky's handsome cats, taken while I was visiting last weekend (and shared with Deeks' permission): PotterJack They are the sweetest boys, and I love them both to pieces. I don't know how it is that there are people who insist cats have no individual personalities. Show More Summary

Justice Ginsburg Intervew with Professor Marina Angel

Justice Ginsburg Intervew with Professor Marina Angel Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently spoke with Professor Marina Angel (Temple).  You can watch the full 50+-minute interview here. -Bridget Crawford   Feminist Law Professors

Badass Woman of the Day: Liberian 22-year-old saves family from Ebola

This is what resilience looks like. Fatu Kekula is a 22-year-old Liberian nurse-in-training who saved three out of four relatives who were struck by the Ebola virus. Unable to get them treatment at a hospital, Kekula spent two weeks caring for her father, mother, sister, and cousin on her own. Without any professional protective gear, she [...]

UK ruling confirms Peabody’s right to speak on energy poverty issues

A recent Bloomberg news piece attempted to paint a UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling as a setback for energy producer, Peabody Energy. However, when one takes a moment to read the full article, it is clear that Peabody won … Continue reading ?

Big greens are spending big green in 2014 midterms

A climate change super PAC, funded by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, backs up its sometimes zany stunts with a whole lot of cash.

When does a righteous campaign shade into harassment?

Merlin Entertainments LPC,  Chessington World of Adventures Operations and others v Peter Cave [2014] EWHC 3036 (QB)  25 September 2014 – read judgment  This case explores the extent to which a campaign of criticism, conducted by internet and email, can merit restraint by the civil courts. As the judge says, whatever the aims of the […]

National Review Writer Calls for Hanging Women Who Have Abortions

Studies find that women of all religious faiths and traditions, all political affiliations, and all races, classes, and backgrounds have abortions. Columnist Kevin Williamson believes all such women should be hanged. Image: / YouTube The post National Review Writer Calls for Hanging Women Who Have Abortions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

I Am from the No-Gun Culture and I Don't Speak Your Language

[Content Note: Guns.]Via Atrios, I read this story about a restaurant in Louisiana that is offering a 10% discount to patrons who come in with their guns."I just need to see a weapon. I need you to be carrying a gun," says Bergeron's owner Kevin Cox.That's right. Show More Summary

Global Dispatch: Ireland’s March for Choice

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Grace Wilentz. Grace is a feminist activist and writer based in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a member of the South-based feminist alliance RESURJ: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice. View previous...Show More Summary

US Can Cut Carbon Pollution by 40% and Create 2.7 Million Clean Energy Jobs

The debate about whether or not climate change is happening is over, but the question of what we need to do to lessen or mitigate the effects of global warming is still very much open to discussion. And perhaps as a consequence of the...Show More Summary

Oklahoma beheading: Suspect charged with murder; race called trigger

Authorities in Oklahoma have filed charges against a man they say beheaded a coworker and tried to behead another before he was stopped by the bullet of an off-duty sheriff’s deputy.

He Told Her She Had to Have an Abortion, But Changed His Mind When This Happened

The abortion crisis takes more lives globally than war and disease combined. The numbers can be overwhelming … so the solution must start with prayer. As 40 Days for Life continues to grow, faithful people in new countries are taking a leap of faith and bringing this campaign to their nations. The languages are different, but […]

He Raped a 13-Year-Old and Then Sued for Custody When She Rejected Abortion

A sexual predator in Maine raped a girl when she was 13 and 14-years-old and, after she became pregnant and rejected an abortion, he filed a lawsuit seeking custody of the baby. Now, the Maine Supreme Court has decided that Richard Sullivan is not entitled to custody. In 31 states, rapists are allowed to seek […]

Is there any hope for international climate talks?

A binding international treaty with firm emission limits just isn’t happening. Now attention is turning to a bottom-up, “pledge and review” strategy. Can it work?

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

There are many things that get blamed for teen pregnancy, from rap music to kids liking 16 and Pregnant a little too much, but the main cause is not actually that exciting: poor contraception use. Teenagers, even more than adults, need...Show More Summary

Help Save Moses Akatugba- Act today!

Moses Akatugba was 16 years old when he was arrested by the Nigerian police in 2005. In the years that followed, he was beaten by the police, shot in the hand, and hung for hours at the police station. After 8 … Please continue read...

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War] War, war, war, never-ending war: "Afghanistan and the US have signed a long-delayed agreement to allow international forces to stay in the country beyond 2014. In a low-key ceremony...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Pushes Abortion on a Global Scale

In 2012, Mitt Romney’s history at Bain Capital was scrutinized with an 80 percent zoomed in magnifying glass. An article entitled, “Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital” garnered over 160,000 shares on Rolling Stone. Bain trampled on smaller companies in its pursuit of wealth and power, according to the […]

Why Virginia is doing charcuterie right

How Richmond's Belmont Butchery is building a better food system.

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC