Audrey Scott

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White Supremacists Want Florida Abortion Ban

A Florida bill that would make abortion illegal is backed by racists and religious zealots.<p>“You don’t see us as a culture, as a <i>white</i> culture, pushing …

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 …

Losing Bernie: My Journey from #FeelTheBern to #HillYes

See that kid in the red shirt and baseball cap in the bottom right? That’s me. My name is Anthony. I’m 21 years old. I’m a college student. I’m a …

Middle-class

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 …

Google Chrome
Climate

28 Pieces From 2015 That Should Be Required Reading For Women

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 "hot takes," it's easy to …

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

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, often-conflicting messages about what it means to be a …

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

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 previously thought …

The Brain
Climate

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, …

Crime

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.<p>The true story revolves around Emile Griffith, who led a …

Boxing

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 …

Conscience

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

I’m pulling for Sanders. But if Clinton wins the nomination, progressives should go all in for her. Here’s why<p>The inevitable has finally happened: Bernie Sanders supporters are beginning to openly proclaim that, if Hillary Clinton defeats their champion in the upcoming Democratic presidential …

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>First and foremost, the latest unscientific poll out of Western Illinois University has Bernie Sanders winning the presidency. Therefore, if polls are gospel, we'll have a Democrat in …

Middle-class

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

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 sequels might be a largely disappointing trend (did we ever really need a Cars franchise?) but next year, it offers up a …

Animation

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

A new book praises the gritty, chaotic history lurking beneath Paris’s romantic image—but risks mythologizing the city’s urban poor.<p>We are tired of …

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, …

Human Rights

"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 …

LGBTQI

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 …

'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 …

Feminism

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

The HBO host has accomplished what Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert never could. Here are a few of his best segments<p>John Oliver's "This Week Tonight" is far and away the most refreshing thing on late-night TV. While other shows center around round-table chats and celebrity interviews, Oliver uses …

Bill de Blasio

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

New and profound demographic changes will give the Democrats a huge advantage in the 2016 election, and beyond<p>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, …

Demographics