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Argentina Schools the U.S. on Gay Rights, Allows Child To Legally Have Three Parents

It's Argentina, where authorities last week allowed a one-year-old boy to become the child of three legal parents—his two moms and his biological …

LGBTQI

Toxic Relationships

Sometimes you can see a toxic relationship heading your way like a bullet train and at other times they creep up on you so slowly you are unaware you …

Self-help

10 Fascinating Revelations About the Making of Lost

Javier Grillo-Marxuach was part of the original team of writers on ABC’s <i>Lost,</i> and even though he left the show in the middle of the second season, he …

Gretchen Carvajal - "Asian Girls and Hip Hop"

Patricia Arquette’s Badass Oscar Acceptance Speech Demanding Equality for Women

‘It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America!’ the actress proclaimed.<p>It was the …

Turks protest over murder of woman who resisted rape | DW | 15.02.2015

"Whoever puts out their hands [to harm] women, their hands should be broken," said Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday, speaking to …

Sexual Harassment

Rupi Kaur: The Poet Every Woman Needs to Read

Rupi Kaur's first book, <i>Milk and Honey</i> is the poetry collection every woman needs on her nightstand or coffee table. Accompanied by her own sketches, the beautifully honest poems read like the everyday, collective experiences of today's modern woman. She experiences love, loss, pain and healing in …

Why Caitlin’s nude pictures matter

This is what many who dismiss the former <i>Neighbours</i> actor as bizarre and crazy are thinking as they read her new feminist website, called herself.com, …

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips

Cardinal Raymond Burke blames ‘radical feminists’ for paedophile priests

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke.<p>Women. Is there anything good and holy in this world that they don't destroy? From inserting themselves into the …

Feminism

Femvertising: Advertisers cash in on #feminism

Companies are doing all they can to ride feminism's digital fourth wave. Lauren Davidson reports on the rise of 'femvertising'<p>Rosalind Healy, Diageo's global marketing director of Baileys, had a recent epiphany. “I had this realisation: I’ve been in the company for 11 years and I’ve spent my entire …

Reddit has invented a new sexuality for people who go ‘a bit gay’ when they smoke cannabis

You’ve no doubt heard of heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality.<p>You may even have heard the term pansexuality or …

Laura Marling: “I’ve managed to resist the EDM on my new album”

Laura Marling has gone electric on her new album, she tells Uncut in the new issue, out now.<p><b>Laura Marling</b> has gone electric on her new album, she …

New Albums

The 14 Best Hip-Hop Songs Of 2014 - XXL

Hip-hop has been morphing into a singles-driven genre for years now, and 2014 seemed to be the year when individual songs mattered more than ever. …

The 14 Best Hip-Hop Albums Of 2014 - XXL

This past year has been many things: a rejuvenation for the West Coast, another major year for Atlanta and a coronation of sorts for DJ Mustard. But …

“No civilization would tolerate what America has done”

<b>(Reuters/Richard Rowe)</b><p>Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society<p>David Masciotra<p>December 29, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It seems police can get away with anything: choking men who have …

Best Indian indie albums of 2014: from stories in a song to human rights anthems

Susheela Raman, Indian Ocean and Imphal Talkies and the Howlers, and more.<p>At last count, over 125 Indian indie music albums and EPs were released in …

Human Rights

McGowan, Hilton, Banks Controversies: Are Gay Men Misogynistic?

Usually portrayed—often simplistically—as ironclad, the bonds between gay men and straight women have been the focus of much debate lately. Actress …

LGBTQI

Fighting Homophobia in Nerd Culture, One Convention at a Time

Brent-Con was founded by Sean Z. Maker in 2010 to serve as a sort of queer version of Comic-Con and to bridge the gap between LGBT artists, fans, and geek culture.<p>As Gam​ergate and a thousand other microscandals have illustrated, there's a fair bit of misogyny and homophobia in nerd culture. This …

Allison Moon Writes About Queer Sex-Ed and Werewolves

When some LG​BT readers hear the name Allison Moon, they automatically think about Moon's lesbian werewolf novels. But when Moon isn't writing horror stories, she's working as a sex educator.<p>​<p>When some LG​BT readers hear the name Allison Moon, they automatically think about Moon's lesbian werewolf …

Protesting racial injustice while white

Jason Wallach tries to have patience.<p>He doesn’t understand what it’s like to have mostly white friends, or what it’s like to not believe that racial injustice still exists, or how anyone could not be angry about the treatment of black people in America.<p>Jason Wallach is white.<p>“I actually have to …

Q&A: Phantogram melds indie, hip-hop and rock

Print<p>Related<p><b>Phantogram</b><p><b>Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. | Vogue Theatre</b><p><b>Tickets: northerntickets.com (sold-out)</b><p>Phantogram is an upstate New York electronic rock band …

Benetton's New Campaign UnHates Women

Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence. Nearly half of women aged 20–24 in South Asia and 41 percent of women in West and Central Africa report they married before the age of 18. Some women have been publicly stoned to death.<p>Violence against women …