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Jews and Muslims actually defend Donald Trump

GOP candidate’s controversial comments sometimes make task of bringing their communities to his camp more difficult, though change in discourse now …

Donald Trump

Gun Violence Is a National Mental Health Disease

"Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take 'til he knows<p>That too many people have died?" - Blowin' in the Wind, Bob Dylan<p>We've lost so many and learned so little since Dylan sang those words in 1962.<p>And here we are . . . again. A radicalized couple in San Bernardino; a crazed shooter in Colorado …

Mental Health

Sandra Bullock Adopted a Daughter

Sandra Bullock is a mom again. The Academy Award winning actress, already mother to a son Louis, who she adopted in 2010, adopted a little girl named …

Sandra Bullock

The Republican Party is now America’s largest hate group

Led by Donald Trump, the GOP has abandoned its traditional dogwhistles in favor of a more overt approach to racism<p>The Republican Party has put down the dogwhistle and picked up a megaphone.<p>After two Bostonians allegedly beat up a homeless Hispanic man in August, one told police he was inspired by …

Rights & Freedoms

Watch Charli XCX's Feminism Film 'The F Word and Me'

"Female musicians are still in the minority. I think it's important to stand up and be counted, and there are plenty of other women here who feel the …

Wow, Seth Meyers just stripped down Donald Trump’s lies and Islamophobia so clearly even your racist uncle will get it now

“When confronted about his lies, he doubles down,” Meyers says, before answering back with reality<p>"Late Night" host Seth Meyers was on fire Tuesday night when he lit up Donald Trump for spending the weekend lying to justify his racism and Islamophobia.<p>Trump swears that he saw Muslims in New Jersey …

Donald Trump

Nottingham Muslim Schoolboy Stood In The Cold For Two Hours Offering Free Hugs To 'Combat Islamophobia'

A Muslim schoolboy from Nottingham stood in the cold for two hours offering free hugs to strangers to show "not all Muslims are terrorists".<p>Yusf …

Islam

Natalie Dormer on the ‘F’ Word, Sexism, Misogyny, and Marriage | Women's Health

<b>Sexism in Hollywood</b><br>Natalie's goal in her career is the same as in life: to have gender be a non-issue. "You don't go, 'This a great girl role' or 'This is a great boy role.' It's just, 'This is a great role.'" Her rugged <i>Mockingjay</i> character, Cressida—with her half-shaved, tattooed head and …

What WWII and Japanese Americans Teach Us About Syrian Refugees

When Roanoke, Virginia Mayor David Bowers cited the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans as justification for refusing aid to Syrian refugees my father rolled over in his grave.<p>In 1942, in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the onset of the United States' entry into World War II, …

United States

Student won’t party with women in case he is accused of rape

<b>This guy reckons partying with women is far too risky.</b><p>David Sherratt, a student at Cardiff University, has never had a girlfriend and isn’t sure …

Why Feminism Still Needs To Be Called Feminism

<i>This post originally appeared on Bustle.</i><p><i>By JR Thorpe</i><p>Leaving aside the maniacs of the Men's Rights Movement for a minute, even people committed to women's rights have raised the sacrilegious idea in recent years that the f-word is old-fashioned and needs to be retired for something newer, snappier, …

Feminism

Why the Satanic Temple Is Opening Its Doors to American Muslims

A conversation with the Temple's co-founder.<p>The Satanic Temple doesn't get a lot of positive press these days.<p>"We get death threats all the time," Doug Mesner, who co-founded the Temple in 2012, told me over the phone Friday morning. But this week, the Temple, which has more than 40,000 registered …

Religion

55 Movies You Have to Watch by the Time You're 30

From Casablanca to Moonrise Kingdom, the films you must see before you turn 30.<p>Whether you fancy romance, comedy, drama—or any hyphenate in-between—there are certain films that you have to see. Some are important because they make you uncomfortable, others entertain, but above all, this particular …

For Afghan women, driving a car brings both fear and freedom

The 23-year-old journalist learned to drive to avoid aggravation from men in the street as she waited each morning for a taxi with a driver who would not hassle her on the way to work.<p>But even the purchase of her own car has not shielded her from condemnation in the male-dominated, …

Autonomous Cars

US military leaders propose sending more forces to Europe to deter Russia

U.S. military officials have proposed sending more troops to Europe to deter the threat of aggression by Russia and have stepped training exercises aimed at countering possible interference with troop transfers by Moscow.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that proposals for the deployment of multiple …

Russia

Bombing terrorists feeds their ideology

<b>(CNN) —</b> In spring 2013, a then 22-year-old man named Farea al-Muslimi testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about an American drone strike on his small village in Yemen. Muslimi, the beneficiary of a U.S. State Department scholarship that allowed him to learn English and study abroad in …

Special Forces

Japanese women suffer widespread 'maternity harassment' at work

Half of short-term workers discriminated against after becoming pregnant, survey says, as harassment complaints rise 18%<p>Almost half of Japanese women who work on short-term contracts suffer harassment after becoming pregnant or giving birth, according to a government survey.<p>Evidence of widespread …

Maternity

10 Phrases You Should Swallow When Talking To Strong Women

In this day and age, it is hard to believe that strong women are still paid less than men for doing the same work, they are more likely to be the …

A plea to my fellow Bernie comrades: It’s time to start taking left-wing sexism seriously

I’m a pro-Sanders feminist, but I’m dismayed at the sneering condescension shown toward Clinton supporters<p>I don’t know about you, but for me, the raging war between Bernie Bros and the Hillarybots has reached peak absurd. Last week, when I complained on Facebook about anti-Hillary sexism, a …

Feminism

For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement

Poverty does not treat men and women equally, especially in old age. Women 65 years old and older who are living in poverty outnumber men in those circumstances by more than 2 to 1. And these women are likely to face the greatest deprivation as they become older and more frail.<p>This pretty much …

Social Security
Feminism

#FirstHarassment Proves That Sexism Is Without Borders

Read on HuffPost Brasil<p>I woke up one October morning to find that a few men had used their social networking accounts to post sexual comments about a 12-year-old girl.<p>She is one of the participants in the Brazilian version of the cooking reality show MasterChef Junior; the show's cast is made up …

Feminism

Adele on Body Image: "There's Bigger Issues Going on in the World Than How I Feel About Myself"

Your daily news roundup from around the web.<p>- In a SiriusXM Town Hall conversation, one Adele fan asked the artist if she struggled with self-image issues. She responded, "I do have body image problems, for sure, but I don't let them rule my life at all. And there's bigger issues going on in the …

James Corden

Tamwar's speech in EastEnders shows the true face of Islam

The scene in Monday’s episode in which Tamwar Masood explained his faith to his girlfriend Nancy was a rare – and timely – counter to how Muslims are often portrayed on TV<p>It’s not often you turn to EastEnders for a little nuance – let alone a crumb of spiritual comfort. But in a particularly bleak …

Religion

This is how the Syrian refugee screening process actually works

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, many in the GOP say they are concerned that a terrorist could slip into the country by posing as an asylum seeker, an argument that President Obama and other Democrats reject.<p>All refugees taken in by the U.S. undergo extensive background checks. The small …

Obama Administration

Abercrombie's newest model is a social media activist

Neelam Gill, 20, is already well known in the fashion industry because she was featured in a Burberry campaign as her first job ever — a pretty much unheard-of accomplishment.<p>She was the first Indian model ever featured in Burberry's ads, according to Elle. Now, she's repeating that milestone and …

Fashion Industry

Shaker Aamer: the father who spent his son's life in Guantánamo Bay

Prisoner 239, the last British resident held at the US base despite never facing charges, will be reunited with his wife and son Faris, whom he has never met<p>Shaker Aamer arrived in Guantánamo Bay 13 years ago on the day his youngest son Faris was born.<p>He had been picked up in Afghanistan in 2001 …

Terrorism

The 30 smartest celebrities in Hollywood

And before James Franco turned on his wild side in "Freaks and Geeks," the math wiz interned at Lockheed Martin.<p>We rounded up 30 celebrities who are high-school valedictorians, Ivy Leaguers, MENSA members, and certified geniuses in their own rights.<p>These stories of actors, musicians, and TV …

High School

A Magazine Tried to Slim Zendaya's Body in Photoshop and She Had the Perfect Response

"These are the things that make women self conscious," Zendaya said.<p>When Zendaya spotted an image of herself that was heavily retouched to thin her hips and torso, she didn't remain silent. On Tuesday night, she posted a side-by-side comparison of the before and after photos, telling fans she was …

A veil ban, 'barbaric practises', and Canada's election | Politics

<b>Toronto, Canada -</b> While taxes, foreign policy, and cuts to the national broadcaster have been thoroughly debated ahead of Monday's parliamentary election, it's the veil that has Canadians most divided.<p>The niqab debate has been front and centre during the second-longest election campaign in Canadian …

Canada