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‘I warned him’: Woman 68, shoots masturbating man at her doorstep

The sign on her door reportedly said, “Save the drama for your mama.”<p>But when that message didn’t appear to get across to the man masturbating on her doorstep, the 68-year-old Houston woman warned that she would have to get her pistol.<p>The woman, identified only as “Granny Jean” in local news, was …

Crime

The ‘Paris harasser’ video shows why women fear male violence | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Many women have been in a situation where a man has approached them, only for it to turn uncomfortable when they reject his advances. No doubt I will be accused of generalisation in saying this, so I would advise those who don’t believe me to ask women they know about their experiences of rejecting …

Feminism

Inside a 600-Square-Foot Coastal Maine Home

The homeowners built the entire thing themselves.<p>This 600-square-foot calm, cool, and collected home situated in coastal Maine is impressive enough …

Small Spaces

I've Traveled to 25 Countries, and Here's Exactly What I Do Before Every International Trip

<i>This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>You've booked your flight, acquired your visa, and made your reservations.<p>Congrats! Your …

Luggage

Ahoy! The New 2019 Audi Q3 Is the Perfect Dinghy for the Q8 Pictures | Photo Gallery

2019 Audi Q3 Goes All In on Style, Luxury, and Tech - Official Photos and Info - Gallery

Audi

Indonesia girl jailed for abortion after being raped by brother

A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an official said on Saturday.<p>The girl was sentenced on Thursday alongside her 17-year-old brother in a closed hearing at Muara Bulian district court on the island of Sumatra, the …

Siblings

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

India: 17 men charged with raping 12-year-old girl over months

Seventeen men have appeared in court in the south Indian city of Chennai charged with repeatedly raping a 12-year-old girl over the course of seven months.<p>The case is generating intense anger, including from the city’s legal fraternity, some of whom were part of a mob that allegedly attacked some …

Crime

A man raped me, another tried to. They were not animals. They were men | Amy Remeikis

When I talked about it, again, the questions came. Why were you out walking so late? How were you walking?<p>The first time it happened, I refused to believe it for a very long time.<p>He had grabbed me from behind, around my neck. I never saw his face. Just smelt the rum and Coke, wet across my cheek, a …

Domestic Violence

Mass shootings show why we must stop pandering to white male fragility | Laurie Penny

Apparently it’s important to be civil. Whatever pageantry of violent intolerance is playing out in the news, liberals and women and people of colour must moderate our language so that certain sensitive Caucasian gentlemen in the room aren’t made uncomfortable. We must remember that their feelings …

Mass Shootings

A mystery jogger shoved a woman into the path of a bus. The case is now closed — and unsolved.

LONDON — The video stunned everyone who watched it.<p>At first glance, it’s an ordinary scene. The sun shines as a male jogger runs along Putney Bridge in southwest London. Moments later, his right arm shoots out and pushes a passing woman into the path of a double-decker bus. Thanks to the quick …

Crime

Mom shoots New Zealand man who flew to US to confront teen he met online

<b>(CNN) —</b> A mother in Richmond, Virginia has shot a man who flew from New Zealand to the US to confront her 14-year-old daughter whom he had met online.<p>Troy George Skinner, 25, arrived at the girl's home in Richmond, Virginia last Friday, while armed with a knife, pepper spray and duct tape, …

Crime

India the most dangerous country to be a woman, US ranks 10th in survey

<b>(CNN) —</b> India is the most dangerous country in the world to be a woman because of the high risk of sexual violence and slave labor, a new survey of experts shows.<p>The Thomson Reuters Foundation released its results Tuesday of a survey of 550 experts on women's issues, finding India to be the most …

Rahul Gandhi

Culture is not an excuse for oppressing women

THE light in her eyes had gone out. She sat on her hands, her head bowed, apathetic. We were in a <i>salle d’écoute</i>—a listening room—in a dimly lit hut …

Protests Erupt In Spain As Men Held In 'Wolf Pack' Sex Assault Get Bail

The so-called wolf pack is out, and their release has once again unleashed furor throughout Spain.<p>Protesters are marching through the streets of Pamplona, Madrid and Seville, among other cities on Friday, demonstrating a Spanish court's decision to grant bail to five men who were convicted of …

Protest

How does the literary canon reinforce the logic of the incel?

One month ago, Alek Minassian drove through a Toronto shopping district in a rented van, killing 10 people and injuring 16 more. Analysis of Minassian’s online activity – where he participated in forums for the involuntarily celibate, or incels – quickly revealed the attack’s motivation: he was …

Literature

The $65,000 Whole-House Overhaul: An Eco-Minded Florida Cottage Transformed, Budget Secrets Included

A few weeks ago we got a rare email: before and after photographs of a complete gut renovation—with entire budget spreadsheets included, down to the …

Sweden passes law defining sex without consent as rape

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sweden has become the latest European country to recognize sex without mutual consent as rape, passing a bill stipulating that people must consent to sex with clear verbal or physical language and that silence will no longer be interpreted as "yes" in sexual encounters.<p>The law, which passed …

Europe

There's even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain — and it could save you money, too

Eating healthy in a country where heavily processed snack foods are sold as breakfast and fried foods are cheaper than fresh produce is no easy task. Finding the right eating plan gets even harder when medical experts can't seem to agree on what we should consume for optimal health. But as it turns …

It’s the Guns

The outrage after Parkland set off a moral reckoning and awakening—there’s a simple explanation for school shootings.<p>Americans of high-school age are 82 times more likely to die from a gun homicide than 15- to 19-year-olds in the rest of the developed world.<p>This stark discrepancy is often treated …

Guns

Moms Are Sharing Photos Of Their Postpartum Bodies And It's 100% Accurate And Real

The reality of life after pregnancy.

The Rage of the Incels

Incels aren’t really looking for sex. They’re looking for absolute male supremacy.<p>Lately I have been thinking about one of the first things that I ever wrote for the Internet: a series of interviews with adult virgins, published by the Hairpin. I knew my first subject personally, and, after I …

Feminism

She stabbed her husband as he raped her. A court sentenced her to death

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, who she says raped her as his relatives held her down.<p>The case of Noura Hussein has shone a spotlight on the issues of forced marriage and marital rape in Sudan, where the legal …

Human Rights

Second teenager allegedly raped and set ablaze within days in India

<b>(CNN) —</b> A second teenage girl is reported to have been raped and set on fire in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, just days after a 16-year-old was similarly attacked in the same state.<p>It is the latest in a series of brutal crimes against women across India in recent months that have sparked …

Crime

India girl, 16, burnt alive after Jharkhand rape

<b>A 16-year-old girl in India was burnt alive after her parents complained to village elders that she had been raped, according to police.</b><p>Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with the attacks in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.<p>Police said the elders had ordered the accused rapists …

Crime

Why You Should Put a Penny in Your Flower Vases

If you've ever done the January Cure, you know how much we at Apartment Therapy love flowers. Put simply, cut flowers are beautiful, add life, and …

Incels, Alek Minassian and the dangerous idea of being owed sex

Before Alek Minassian killed 10 people, the majority of them women, by driving his van into pedestrians on a Toronto street Monday, he posted on Facebook praising mass murderer Elliot Rodger and called for an "Incel Rebellion," an uprising of men who are angry women won't have sex with them.<p>Incel …

Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault trial in milestone for #MeToo era

• Comedian, 80, faces possible 15 to 30 years in prison after trial<br>• Verdict in 2004 incident follows dozens of accusations against Cosby<p>In a verdict that seemed destined to stand as a major milestone in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault, the once beloved actor and comedian Bill Cosby was …

Bill Cosby

This Artist Makes Awards for Men Who Do the Absolute Minimum

The woman behind the hilarious @awardsforgoodboys Instagram is sick of letting all that fuckboy bullshit slide.<p>In a world where headlines barrage readers with news of mass attacks on humanity, the inefficacy of elected leaders, and sexual predators in power, finding levity in it all can feel …

Indian guru Asaram Bapu jailed for life for raping teenage girl

An Indian court has found a guru guilty of raping a teenage girl in 2013 and sentenced him to life in prison.<p>The verdict against Asaram Bapu, 77, was read out inside a prison in Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, due to fears that his followers might resort to violence.<p>Security was tight around the prison …