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Another Sign That Men's Magazines Are Changing: Men's Health Denounces "Pick-Up Artists"  

Men's magazines have long been home to some of the most sexist attitudes about women. But a recent exchange between men's magazine writer Tauriq Moosa and the South African edition of Men's Health magazine suggests a bit of good new...

Cause for Optimism During Weeks of Tragedy for the Trans Community

It seems basic enough to ask that one be treated like a human being – that a person’s dignity be honored in life and death. But tragically for too many transgender people that is still a far off dream. The past few weeks have witnessed another series of horrors for the transgender community. Show More Summary

British Doctor Filmed Offering to Kill Girl Baby in Sex-Selection Abortion Faces Charges

A doctor who was filmed offering to abort a child simply because she was a girl has been ordered to appear before the Crown Court to face a criminal charge. Dr Palaniappan Rajmohan is to face the criminal charge, after Birmingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (26 JAN) granted a summons and ordered him to appear before […]

TV networks now cover climate change, but they’re doing it wrong

According to a new study, the major broadcast news networks are covering climate change more than they have in years. The bad news: A lot of it is misleading and unscientific.

Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows

If you listen to climate change skeptics, Earth’s surface hasn’t warmed appreciably in the last 15 years, and any "record" set last year is just the result of the planet doing what the planet naturally does.

China plans rare military parade to mark end of WWII, highlight power

Since 1960, China has held just three military parades, and always on Oct. 1, when the country celebrates its National Day.

Newlyweds Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden smooch on Lakers kiss-cam

Look, there they are! Cameron Diaz and her new husband, Benji Madden, got caught on the kiss-cam at the Lakers game on Tuesday.

Basketball: Gold Coast League tournament begins on Feb. 7

There have been some great games in the Gold Coast League this season. No. 1 Sierra Canyon barely held off Campbell Hall in overtime. Windward won games in the final seconds over Viewpoint and Campbell Hall. Brentwood knocked off Windward.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Rape culture; sexual assault] The two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping a female classmate were found guilty on all counts yesterday, after the jury deliberated for fewer than four hours. Show More Summary

Sly Stone awarded $5 million in back royalties, damages

Seminal soul and funk composer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million in royalties and damages by a Los Angeles County court. In a unanimous jury decision, the court found that Stone, born Sylvester Stewart, was denied royalties by his former manager Jerry Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and...

'Deflategate': Investigator reportedly seeks Columbia University help

Earlier this week, one of the NFL's lead investigators into the "Deflategate" controversy said the league's probe could take weeks to complete. That timeline appears to make sense, based on a report by the New York Times that details an assistance request made by an investigator to the Columbia...

Procrastinators, rejoice: Now you can cook with that old Christmas tree

This new kind of urban foraging is complete with a dash of dumpster diving.

Home of the Day: The '70s are alive and well in Echo Park

A kaleidoscope of color sets the tone for this funky pad in Echo Park, which tips its cap to a bygone era with a collection of shag carpeting, boomerang formica and period furniture. Topping the '70s throwback is an obscured rooftop deck with a hot tub, set off by tree-top views.

Marissa Alexander Update

[Content Note: Domestic violence; misogynoir; carcerality.Marissa Alexander was, at long last, released yesterday, after "nearly three years in jail for firing a warning shot to fend off an attack from her abusive estranged husband."She...Show More Summary

When Assisted Suicide is Legalized, You May be Euthanized to Harvest Your Organs

I have been reporting on the non-voluntary euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands for more than 20 years, the infanticide, euthanasia of the elderly “tired of life,” psychiatrists killing the mentally ill. Often people hear this truthShow More Summary

Pro-life vid of the day: The other one in the room

by Hans Johnson At this year’s March for Life Youth Rally, a short film made entirely the young members of Angelic Films was presented. In it a couple argues about whether they can afford their soon-to-be-born child when they are reminded that someone else is there. Show More Summary

Obama’s Atlantic drilling plan criticized by Democrats

A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

Would late actor Alec Guinness have survived legal abortion?

by Carder If abortion had been easy and legal in England in 1914 the world would never have experienced the witty, smart, subtle art and the quiet, steady witness of Alec Guinness… … and Star Wars would have had an enormous void. ~ Fr. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood is America’s Biggest Abortion Business: Operates 45% of All Abortion Clinics

Women’s health care. Reproductive health. These are the euphemisms Planned Parenthood uses to hide the fact that it is the biggest abortion business in the United States. At the end of last year, the abortion giant Planned Parenthood released its 2013 annual report and the new numbers indicated it did more abortions than the year […]

Lessons from Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj’s feminist friendship

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Anyone paying attention to the world of pop culture knows that it’s a hostile one, with feuds and rivalries between artists being the norm. When it comes to relationships between female artists, infamous Twitter battles between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks and notorious showdowns between […]

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