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How a 3D clitoris will help teach French schoolchildren about sex

From bronze clitoris pendants to zines about Dracula’s, the female sex organ is having a moment in France<p>Paul Verlaine celebrated it in his 1889 poem Printemps as a “shining pink button”, but thanks to the sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, French schoolchildren will now understand that it looks …

I don’t know much, but I know why black lives matter

<b>(Craig Lassig/Reuters)</b><p>Being black in America is something that even the best-intentioned white person cannot understand<p>Michael Winship<p>July 17, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>Philando Castile and I share birthdays in July. This year, I celebrated mine with friends …

Black Lives Matter

How the NRA perverted the meaning of the 2nd Amendment.

Sunday night, when my son asked me why we shoot each other dead almost every day in America, I got to tell him that it’s because we are “free.” We …

Guns

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A friend was recently on a dinner date, when her love interest of a few weeks reached down under the table and did something she found horrifying. He touched her bare ankle and then slowly started to move his hand up her calf.<p>Well, he attempted to, until my pal swiftly smacked his hand away, …

America’s new champion of equal rights | Observer profile

The first African American woman to be US attorney general began by clearing out Fifa. Now she’s intent on supporting her country’s transgender community<p>It has been described as the “I have a dream” moment for America’s transgender community. It was also a moment when Loretta Lynch sounded more …

Black History

“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without God

<b>Sean Carroll on "The Colbert Report." (Comedy Central)</b><p>Sean Carroll excels at explaining complex science to regular people — including those who don’t believe<p>Phil Torres<p>May 8, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>More than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We live in a society exquisitely …

Stephen Colbert

Paul McCartney Meets Women Who Inspired Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’

Paul McCartney met two of the women who helped inspire the Beatles‘ <i>White Album</i> classic “Blackbird” backstage at his Little Rock, Arkansas concert …

Blackbirds

A Russian website lets users mash any 2 images together to create beautiful — and bizarre — results

And while Photoshop and other programs allow users to do that, not everyone knows how to use them. That's where Ostagram, a Russian website, comes in. The site allows users to simply upload photos and filters, and mix any two together to create a new image.<p>While some people are mixing personal …

This trans woman just posted a very important selfie to make a point about bathroom laws

Sarah McBride peed the other day. But it wasn’t just any trip to the bathroom. Sarah is a transgender woman, and she chose to use a women’s restroom …

This Methodist Church Is Marrying Two Gay Men In An Act Of Civil Disobedience

The pastor and bishop performing the ceremony risk being defrocked. The wedding comes weeks before church officials decide whether to repeal a ban on same-sex weddings.<p>Risking their careers, a pastor and bishop of the United Methodist Church told BuzzFeed News they will marry two gay men in North …

Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20 a deeply symbolic move

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up in Oklahoma, Becky Hobbs noticed some of her Cherokee elders wouldn't even touch a $20 bill because they so despised Andrew Jackson. To this day, the 66-year-old songwriter pokes him in the face whenever she gets one.<p>For Hobbs and many other Native Americans, the U.S. …

Black History

God’s Not Dead 2: An Atheist Law Student’s Perspective

April 1, 2016 by Freedom From Religion Foundation<p><i>By Chris Line</i> <i><br>Legal Extern</i> <i><br>Freedom From Religion Foundation</i><p><b>*Spoiler Alert: Do not read this if you do</b> …

How to stop Donald Trump: women may hold the solution

A recent poll found 70% of women had a negative view of the Republican, and the ranks of single women – who tend to vote Democratic – are growing<p>Forget Ted Cruz’s rhetorical flourish, Bernie Sanders’ idealism and Hillary Clinton’s steady hand. The only thing that can #StopDonaldTrump isn’t a …

#Viajosola: Women defend solo travelling in wake of backpacker murders in Ecuador

The murder of two Argentine girls backpacking through South America has prompted women all over the world to defend solo travelling by females.<p>Maria …

How Single Women Are Transforming American Politics

It used to be that marriage was when adulthood began for American women. Moving straight out of their parents' house (or a college dorm) and into a house with a husband was simply the expected, preordained path for many women.<p>But in the past few decades, wedding rings have become optional …

Feminism

NASA's Space Tourism Posters Will Make You Want to Travel the Galaxy

NASA's Voyager mission took advantage of a once-every-175-year alignment of the outer planets for a grand tour of the so<p>... VIEW MORE<p>JPL/NASA

Posters

Chris Packham photographs the impact of litter - in pictures

TV presenter Chris Packham has unveiled a series of images exploring the impact of litter on wildlife and the natural environment. The pictures were commissioned by the supermarket chain Lidl UK, which will be donating £500,000 from the proceeds of its single-use carrier bag charge to a new …

United Kingdom

The inspiring story of the 106-year-old woman who met President Obama

When Virginia McLaurin was born in 1909 in South Carolina, segregation was law, and women did not have the right to vote.<p>McLaurin, now 106, never …

Black History

‘Rolling Papers’ Director Mitch Dickman And Editor Ricardo Baca Explain How The Doc Is About More Than Weed

On January 1, 2014, marijuana was legalized in Colorado—and this is where the narrative of <i>Rolling Papers</i> begins. The documentary — directed by Mitch Dickman and produced by Britta Erickson, Daniel Junge, Alison Greenberg-Millice, Karl Kister, and Katie Shapiro — does not try to answer the questions …

Cannabis

Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women Speak Out in Kenya

Laughter, solidarity, and conviviality were in the air at a quietly remarkable event in a Nairobi hotel on February 12. Yet the subject matter discussed at the event was anything but light: depression and suicide, public stripping and rape. The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) was …

Student wants college to pay for her period —and she has a good point

Though colleges may provide helpful services, information, and even health-related products (i.e. condoms) to their students, there’s a specific item …

For many students and teachers, the lessons of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' resonate

Eighth-grader Daisy Vetter dropped to the floor and curled up in a ball when news of<p>Harper Lee's death came over the intercom at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood on Friday morning.<p>Her friends asked what was wrong. They just didn't understand, Daisy said, why "To Kill a Mockingbird," the …

Arrest photo of young activist Bernie Sanders emerges from Tribune archives

A Chicago Tribune archival photo of a young man being arrested in 1963 at a South Side protest shows Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, his campaign has confirmed, bolstering the candidate's narrative about his civil rights activism.<p>The black-and-white photo shows a 21-year-old …

Here's Why This Is the Best Photo of the Year

Sergey Ponomarev for <i>The New York Times</i><p>Sergey Ponomarev for <i>The New York Times</i><p>Sergey Ponomarev for <i>The New York Times</i><p>Sergey Ponomarev for <i>The New York</i> …

Everest Base Camp

Transgender restroom use: America's next battle for equality and recognition | Nico Lang

The myth that allowing trans people to use restrooms matching their gender identity poses a risk has been debunked – and yet it’s still used to oppose equality<p>South Dakota is one signature away from becoming the first US state to restrict transgender students’ bathroom access. But it’s just one …

LGBTQI

12 Times Harper Lee's Words Stopped Us In Our Tracks

The "To Kill a Mockingbird" author died on Feb. 19. Here are some of the great lines she left behind.<p>Harper Lee, the beloved American writer best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, has died at the age of 89 in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.<p>During her lifetime, …

French feminists are boycotting Starbucks because of this sign in Saudi Arabia

Feminists in France are boycotting Starbucks because the company allegedly had a sign in one of its Saudi Arabia locations that banned women from its …

The Strange Way LSD Both Mimics Psychosis And Improves Mental Health

The drug can cause a temporary psychosis-like state, but can also lead to improved well-being.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD have the power to radically alter consciousness, giving rise to a number of psychological effects that are positive, negative, mystical and just plain weird.<p>Research in recent …

The CDC's Alcohol Warning Shames and Discriminates Against Women

On Christmas Eve, 2007, I was celebrating the holiday with my husband’s family—laughing, drinking, talking and singing karaoke with my newfound …

Pregnancy

If White Men Experienced Racism And Sexism

"Don't be so sensitive."