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Feminist leader receives death threats after rapper Tyler the Creator says she got him banned from Australia

Australian feminist leader Coralie Alison faced death threats and misogynistic attacks after rapper Tyler the Creator falsely blamed her for his troubles obtaining a visa to visit Australia for upcoming performances. 174 more words

Arts And Culture

Marine speaks out against lower standards for female officers

When active-duty Marine officer Lt. Col. Kate Germano was relieved of duty earlier this summer, controversy ensued. Was she fired for her tough approach to leadership or for being outspoken with her qualms about how the Corps integrates women? 180 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Caitlyn Jenner pays tribute to murdered transgender women

Last week transgender women India Clarke and K.C. Haggard were murdered–a sad reminder of the pervasiveness of transphobic violence in the United States. Caitlyn Jenner, probably the world’s most famous transgender person since coming out earlier this year, decided to shine her light on the issue and pay tribute to the women with a heart-felt note on her… 175 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Glamour takes down offensive list of outdated dating advice

Glamour has ignited outrage with a cringe-worthy dating advice column that essentially reduces men to sex-crazed, perpetually hungry cave-people. In “13 LIttle Things That Can Make a Man Fall Hard For You,” relationships blogger Jillian Kramer suggests women do things like make their boyfriend a snack after sex (“a simple grilled cheese or milk and cookies will do”), “Bring him back to his fraternity days by handing him a cold one as he steps out of the shower” and serve him mac-and-cheese on a silver platter. 77 more words

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Donald Trump’s lawyer apologizes for saying “you cannot rape your spouse”

All hell broke loose yesterday when a Daily Beast article resurfaced allegations that presidential candidate Donald Trump had raped his then-wife Ivana in 1989. In response to questions about the incident, special counsel to Trump Michael Cohen unleashed a series of vulgar threats to the piece’s writer Tim Mak, calling him an “idiot” and threatening to end his career and “mess life up.” Incidentally, Cohen also mentioned that besides the fact that Trump is a GOP front-runner and a person who never raped anyone, “by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.” Marital rape was made illegal in New York in 1984, five years before the alleged rape incident, and eight years before Donald and Ivana settled their divorce. 60 more words

Arts And Culture

Internet Ritual

Internet Ritual: A Case Study of the Construction of Computer-Mediated Neopagan Religious Meaning

by Jan Fernback

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(good lit review on ritual)

asserts that “logging on to and participating in neopagan discussion groups is a form of ritual behavior (259)” 2,215 more words

Epistemologies

Mother who died in China escalator accident managed to save son first

A woman killed by an escalator in a Chinese department store on Saturday can be seen on security camera footage saving her young son’s life seconds before her own death. 177 more words

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