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Why Are Two Wealthy Gay Men Hosting a Benefit for Ted Cruz? Israel.

The LGBT community is threatening boycotts and canceling benefits. The hidden reason is the GOP’s Israel strategy.<p>If you’ve ever been to Fire Island …

Depression Isn’t Just a Health Crisis, It’s an Economic Disaster

Depression costs the U.S. $44 billion in lost wages every year, but it’s still not enough to change the perception of the disease.<p>Depression is a …

This isn’t an anti-feminist backlash – it’s a brutal war on women without rules

My husband says a global war is being waged on women. He is right. What is going on in the East, West, South and North cannot be attributed to “the …

International Women's Day Marred By Really Sexist Football Shirt In Indonesia

An Indonesian sports company that printed washing clothes was a woman's job in a football shirt has made a bizarre attempt to defend itself.<p>In the …

Women Are Vanishing From Ads For One Day To Promote Gender Equality

Companies like Dove and magazines such as Vogue are editing out the women in their images for one day as part of a campaign from the Clinton Foundation.<p>The Clinton Foundation has been working with the Gates Foundation to compile 20 years of data on women's rights globally and will present their …

DDoS attack targets Femsplain on International Women's Day

Feminist blog Femsplain was taken offline earlier today by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, according to the site's founder, Amber Gordon. She tells <i>The Verge</i> that the site was offline for roughly three hours before service returned intermittently late Sunday afternoon on the East …

Social Media

Too Pretty to Be a Nun?

When I tell people I'm going to be a nun, they are shocked. Their eyebrows shoot up, their jaws drop, their beers spill onto the bar.<p>"You're too normal to be a nun," they say.<p>"You're too smart."<p>"You're too pretty!"<p>This last one took me by the greatest surprise -- as if acne or a big nose is a …

Clinton Foundation to unveil report on status of women

The document delves into policy areas that Hillary Clinton has identified as a priority.<p>NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton is set to unveil her long-anticipated report on the state of women and girls across the world here Monday, as she fends off a pair of controversies and the clock ticks down to the …

Emma Watson Said Women Need To "Stop Asking For Permission" And Take The Lead

<b>In an interview</b><p><b></b><p><b>about the HeForShe campaign, Watson said no one should tell a woman what she can and cannot do.</b><p>She also expressed the importance of inclusion in gender equality campaigning, telling LGBT communities and trans people that "this is their movement".<p>"HeForShe is about men coming to …

“The whole batch of apples needs a different basket”: Why it’s up to men to help stop violence against women

<b>Male feminist allies march in San Francisco, 1980. (Rick Cote)</b><p>Scholar Mike Messner on his book “Some Men,” men’s rights activism and what to do with back-patting male feminists<p>Jenny Kutner<p>March 8, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>When I read last summer that Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong had suspended …

Feminism

Emma Watson Q&A on Women's Day: 'If you stand for equality, then you're a feminist'

Emma Watson held a live Q&A session via Facebook on International Women's Day, focusing on the need to build a unified movement of women and men to …

‘Bloody Sunday’ Unites the Right and the Left

Away from the bickering and partisanship of Washington, Republicans and Democrats joined hands to remember Selma—and may fix the Voting Rights Act as …

Science And Religion: Surveying The Field Of Battle

“As the scientific evidence has accumulated in favor of Darwinism,” writes Kelly James Clark, “many Christians have defensively retreated into unscientific, untenable biblical literalism. Conflict is an apt metaphor for the ongoing battle between Darwinian evolution and biblical literalism.”<p>Clark …

“American Sniper’s” twisted empathy: Chris Kyle, our police forces, and the kill ratio America gets wrong

<b>A still from "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>Our military and our police view “enemies” the same way. That’s dangerous news both at home and in war zones<p>Jay Baron Nicorvo<p>February 21, 2015 3:45pm (UTC)<p>My neighbor is recovering from cancer, and last month his wife, a retired nurse who …

U.S. Army

The South’s true face of hate: Oozing nonsense from demented and influential corners of religious right

<b>(AP/Dave Martin)</b><p>Celebrating the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination? Disturbing people are pushing sick alternative history<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>February 21, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>When a federal court recently struck down Alabama's same-sex marriage ban, it wasn't Governor Robert Bentley who insisted on …

Rights & Freedoms

My Church Told Me to Pray Away the Gay

Growing up in an evangelical church, I was told gays most certainly went to hell. I prayed for God to change me.<p>Last week, a judge in New Jersey …

Religion in the time of superintelligence

The <i>Gizmodo</i> article “When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?” by my good friend Zoltan Istvan has gone viral and created a …