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Madeleine Albright responds to firestorm over "hell" comment

“I have spent much of my career as a diplomat. It is an occupation in which words and context matter a great deal. So one might assume I know better than to tell a large number of women to go to hell.” Those sobering and amusingly ironic words begin the mea culpa by Madeleine Albright, the first woman secretary of state in U.S. 297 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Japanese pro-women’s rights, pro-paternity leave politician resigns in disgrace

Kensuke Miyazaki, a 35-year-old Japanese ruling party lawmaker, resigned Friday for allegedly having an affair after announcing earlier in the week that he planned to take paternity leave to promote women’s rights. 131 more words

Human And Civil Rights

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Comedy

Judge rules Camille Cosby must testify in defamation case

A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday ordered Camille Cosby, Bill Cosby’s wife of 52 years, to be deposed in a defamation case brought against the beleaguered comedy legend. 180 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Ted Cruz pulls campaign ad that featured adult film star

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz decided to pull an advertisement after discovering that one of the actresses, Amy Lindsay, had previously appeared in softcore adult movies such as Erotic Confessions, Carnal Wishes, Secrets of a Chambermaid and Insatiable Desires. 195 more words

Arts And Culture

Taylor Swift does not approve Kanye West’s “misogynistic” line about her

If there’s one thing Kanye knows how to do, it’s keeping Kanye in the news — even if that’s with an offensive, sexist or downright misogynistic message. 288 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Notorious big-wave "boys' club" Mavericks under pressure to include women

While the physically brutalizing sport of big-wave surfing is increasingly being taken up by women athletes, they have yet to crack an invitation to the Mavericks competition, which takes place annually between November 1 and March 31. 221 more words

Human And Civil Rights