Audrey Scott

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White Supremacists Want Florida Abortion Ban

“You don’t see us as a culture, as a <i>white</i> culture, pushing this agenda of abortion, women outside the home, not having babies, everybody getting more …

Rights & Freedoms

I Don't Owe Anyone My Body

My Tinder date stopped seeming like a nice guy the second he couldn't hear me say "no."<p>After he left, I cursed myself for wearing that skirt. Was it too suggestive? Did it give him the wrong idea? <i>I never should have let him drive</i>, I thought. Maybe I shouldn’t have agreed to a second date in the …

Relationships

Women, Let This Email Plugin Teach You to Be Confident Like A Man

A Chrome plug-in notifies women when they’re undermining themselves with soft language.<p>Sorry, I'm no expert, but have you ever, like, just noticed that women inject many <i>kind of</i> undermining phrases in their day-to-day speech?<p>The phenomenon has been widely discussed in the past year, with countless …

Climate Change: A Tale of Two Governors

In low-lying Miami, which is experiencing increasingly worse street flooding, the effects of climate change are already evident. (Photo: Flickr.)By</b> …

28 Pieces From 2015 That Should Be Required Reading For Women

Add these to your list, stat.<p>If eyes are a window into the soul, writing is a window into an author's mind. And very often, that mind is dizzyingly interesting and contains insights about our world that we didn't quite know how to articulate on our own.<p>In a media landscape filled with tweets and …

48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don't)

Watch 80 years of subtle sexism in under two minutes.<p>Don't be a slut, but definitely don't be too prude. Don't be so emotional, but don't be a cold-hearted bitch. Prioritize your family over your career, but are you <i>sure</i> you want to be a stay-at-home mom?<p>Throughout our lives, women hear insidious, …

Science Says Men And Women Aren't Really 'Wired Differently'

No lady brains here.<p>By: Stephanie Pappas<p>Published: 12/01/2015 on LiveScience<p>There is no such thing as a "male brain" or a "female brain," new research finds.<p>Instead, men and women's brains are an unpredictable mishmash of malelike and femalelike features, the study concludes. Even in brain regions …

Why the Paris climate deal is meaningless

If you actually care about global warming, you should be rooting against an agreement.<p>Negotiators from around the world gather in Paris next week to finalize an international climate change agreement, capping a years-long process on which hopes have been riding for global action to limit …

13 of the most notorious crimes in American history

There are many reasons that crimes are committed, and while most crimes are quickly forgotten, except by the people directly involved, some are still remembered and talked about decades later.<p>In "The Most Notorious Crimes in American History<i>,</i>" Life magazine rounds up some of the most mysterious, …

New Jersey

Voting Only For Bernie Sanders and Not Hillary Clinton Will Teach the DNC a Lesson

Before I explain why the Democratic National Committee needs to be taught a constructive lesson by responsible voters, let me dispel some myths. These conspiracy theories revolve around the view that I'm a closet libertarian, or Republican, based upon one article written solely from an …

Pixar's INSIDE OUT Recut as a Dark Psychological Thriller

Lenny Abrahamson to make biopic of bisexual boxer Emile Griffith, who killed opponent after gay slur

Room and Frank director will shoot story of a homophobic fighter killed on live television in the 1960s<p>Irish director Lenny Abrahamson is set to make a film about a bisexual boxer who killed his opponent after he made a homophobic remark.

College Student Makes Winning Video Calling for Campaign Finance Reform

No matter whether you identify as progressive, conservative, or somewhere in between, it’s likely you agree with a majority of Americans on at least one thing: there is too much money in politics. Americans of all backgrounds believe that the influence of big money in elections is proving to be …

Hey progressives, Hillary isn’t the enemy: I’m a Sanders supporter, but I’m sick of Bernie Bros’ Clinton Derangement Syndrome

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>I’m pulling for Sanders. But if Clinton wins the nomination, progressives should go all in for her. Here’s why<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>November 12, 2015 4:49pm (UTC)<p>The inevitable has finally happened: Bernie Sanders supporters are beginning to openly proclaim that, if Hillary Clinton …

Not Voting for Hillary If She Is the Nominee Is "Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face"

H.A. Goodman's column "I'm a Bernie Sanders voter who will not support Hillary Clinton: Here are ten reasons why" makes incredibly little sense. He clearly doesn't understand our founding fathers, unfortunately there we no founding mothers, set up a system of government in which to move forward …

Student Activism Is Serious Business

Student activism is not new. Sometimes it is misguided, sometimes it’s dismissed, but it is always earnest. In 1960, young black students who had put …

Hillary Clinton is on wrong side of everything: Stop telling me I have to vote for her because of the Supreme Court

These justices aren’t going anywhere. Hillary’s been slow to evolve on everything that matters, and is not for me<p>H.A. Goodman<p>November 11, 2015 10:51pm (UTC)<p>First and foremost, the latest unscientific poll out of Western Illinois University has Bernie Sanders winning the presidency. Therefore, if …

Video: Florida School Cop Slams 13-Year-Old Boy to Ground

Don't For a Minute Excuse Eating Dog Meat As a Cultural Prerogative

<i>HSI's Director of Animal Protection and Crisis Response, Adam Parascandola, with Ruby, who started life on a Korean dog meat farm. Adam and his wife adopted Ruby and the puppy, who was very sickly at the time of her rescue, has since blossomed into a "really fun, affectionate, and lovely dog," says</i> …

Just an Alligator and a Python Casually Fighting to the Death on a Florida Golf Course

The animal kingdom is so freaking terrifying sometimes.<p>Sound the alarm! Do we have an alarm specifically for this? If we don't, we better install one, because on the golf course at The Classics Country Club in Naples, Florida, an alligator and a python decided to fight each other.<p>A few important …

First trailer for Pixar sequel Finding Dory washes up

Film,Pixar,Finding Nemo,Animation,Culture,Oceans,Walt Disney Company,Ellen DeGeneres,Idris Elba,Willem Dafoe,Diane Keaton<p>The follow-up to 2003 hit Finding Nemo sees Ellen DeGeneres’s fish head off in search of her family, with Diane Keaton and Idris Elba joining the voice cast<p>The increase in Pixar …

‘The Other Paris’: The City of Light’s Dark Underbelly

We are tired of monumental Paris. No one lives there; it is a city that does not exist. We reject its many mythological metonymies. No more macarons, …

France

Open Letter to Hillary Clinton from a Young Palestinian Feminist

Dear Secretary Clinton:<p>As a young Palestinian girl growing up in a patriarchal society, your speeches about women's rights inspired me to imagine a world where gender equality could exist. As first lady, you famously declared, "Women's rights are human rights." That's something I strongly believe, …

"Straight Women Don't Exist!" and Other Terrible Science Reporting

Recently, the internet erupted a bit over the scientific "discovery" that women are "bisexual or gay, but never straight." The statement is based on a study at the University of Essex which measured pupil dilation and genital arousal of women looking at porn. (Yeah, sometimes academics take ideas …

10 Reasons I'm Only Voting for Bernie Sanders and Will Not Support Hillary Clinton

According to CBS News, an alarming percentage of Democrats either won't vote for Hillary Clinton or would only support her nomination to prevent a Republican from winning:<p>Just under half of Democratic primary voters nationwide say they would enthusiastically support Clinton if she became the …

How A New Film Is Opening Doors For LGBT Characters In Science Fiction

As a genre, science fiction often stretches the imagination as to what life could be like, but incidentally, life for LGBT people is rarely …

Science Fiction

'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier?

From remembering birthdays to offering service with a smile, life has a layer of daily responsibility that is hardly discussed – one which falls disproportionately on women. Finally confronting it could be a revolutionary step<p>We remember children’s allergies, we design the shopping list, we know …

7 times John Oliver perfectly captured what’s wrong with America — and triggered real reform

<b>(HBO)</b><p>The HBO host has accomplished what Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert never could. Here are a few of his best segments<p>November 7, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>John Oliver's "This Week Tonight" is far and away the most refreshing thing on late-night TV. While …

I’ve seen America’s future – and it’s not Republican

Given the kind of things the Republican presidential candidates have been saying every day for weeks now, you might reasonably conclude that US politics is stuck not just in another decade, but in a previous century. Ben Carson thinks Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation …