The residents of Greene County, Penn., just weathered a fracking disaster, but it's cool because Chevron's buying them a pizza party (for one).
Think there's any chance customers won't get a plastic shopping bag to carry their reycled plastic duds in?
Sean Lowe from “The Bachelor”, who married Catherine Giudici on live TV January 26th, made it public knowledge that they were choosing to wait until their marriage to have sex (as proven by a lie detector test taken by both of them). Lowe further explains his choice to forego sex until marriage in his video […]
[WARNING: As the title implies, this blog post is highly disturbing. You should not read it if you have a weak stomach.] Most people who see nothing wrong with abortion have that belief because they don’t think an unborn baby is a person. They don’t even like the term “unborn baby” because it lends to the […]
Think only Canadians need to worry about tar sands extraction? Think again. In October, U.S. Oil Sands, Inc. joined Kentucky-based Arrakis Oil Recovery as the second company to receive a permit to produce U.S. tar sands. The Utah Water Quality Board gave U.S. Show More Summary
“The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor.” – Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros in their new book, ”The Locust Effect” While working in over 190 countries and territories around the world, UNICEF comes face to face […]
On Tuesday, a Chevron natural gas fracking well in Greene County, Pa., burst into flames. More than 72 hours later, it’s still burning.
Each Valentine’s Day I can count on one thing: a bouquet of flowers from my mom. This bouquet used to make me feel lame, lonely, not loved in any “real” romantic, non-mommy way. As a feminist I have always wrestled with the significance...Show More Summary
In a sign of things to come, the Olympic racecourses are turning to mush. Will the athletes take a stand?
By Vero and Maya Happy Galentine’s Day! (Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls hosted a Galentine’s Day hangout, which you can see here if you missed it.) Alexandra on hating sexual violence and hating prisons at the same time and the danger of criminalizing college responses to sexual violence. In These Times hosted a roundtable on trans media representation, featuring our [...]
Canada’s Alex Bilodeau explained his motivation after becoming the first freestyle skier to repeat his gold medal win: “When I’m on my skis my colleagues are my inspiration. They are pushing me every day to be a better skier – to go faster, to go longer. But a four-year process is very long, and when […]
It’s Black History Month, and one thing that I often see get lost every February is the history of Afro-Latin@s. Certainly Latino organizations and activism have a long, long ways to go here. But the always awesome Alt.Latino is an exception, and their Black History Month show – featuring Feministing Five alum Bianca Laureano of [...]
Wed February 12, 2014 Super Women Work the Runway At Fashion Week By Amy-Willard Cross Forget super models. Some Super Women walked the runway this New York Fashion Week. Apparel company Carrie Hammer made history by signing some of...Show More Summary
Dominican University of California will be hosting a lecture in April with Jane Goodall, a population control advocate who has openly criticized the Church’s teaching on sexuality, according to the university’s website. On top of signing her new book Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants, Goodall will also speak about […]
Wine is not only labelled organic and Mafia-free, but it's named for slain mob victims.
Planned Parenthood is commemorating 98 years of killing by “celebrating” Black History Month. Black American history is a journey of a people who did everything possible to escape an institution of violence and death. Did our predecessors really risk everything to restore our human dignity for us to run into the arms of another industry […]
Citizens in cities on Colorado's front range are pushing back against the fracking boom by passing ballot measures to either prohibit the practice or ban it temporarily. The town of Longmont was the first in Colorado to ban fracking in 2012, when voters changed their city charter to prohibit it. Show More Summary
A University of Alabama official removed a pro-life student group’s hallway display last week without any notification to the group after she claimed that some students found the display offensive. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent the student group, Bama Students for Life, which provided a letter to the university Tuesday to register a formal complaint […]
West Virginia officials are reporting that, a coal slurry line at the Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant, which belongs to Patriot Coal, ruptured and spilled an unknown amount of the toxic byproduct from the coal mining and preparation process into the Kanawha River early morning. Show More Summary
At least some justice has been done for a black woman who died from a botched abortion. In 2012, Tonya Reaves bled to death at a Chicago Planned Parenthood. The abortionist killed her baby, injured her, and the reportedly waited five hours before sending her to the hospital. The case involving Reaves’ death settled this […]