Erika de la Cruz

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I was the kid at the pro-life rally: My long road to understanding “my body, my choice”

<b>(Getty/Olivier Douliery)</b><p>Everywhere I looked, I was bombarded with images of death. It took me years to hear what the other side was saying<p>Kelsey L. Munger<p>January 15, 2017 12:30am (UTC)<p>I wasn’t the only kid standing in the rain outside of the Washington State capitol building during the annual …

Pro-choice

Arsonist pet tortoise starts fire that burns neighbor's home and causes $150,000 in damage

A tortoise in San Antonio is being blamed for a fire that spread to a neighboring home, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage.<p>The tortoise's …

10 Dystopian Novels To Read Right Now

Dystopia now<p>Thanks to the incoming president and a Republican Congress which is trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, it's fair to say that our reality is looking more and more dystopian every day. So, while we can't recommend strongly enough that you take action to try and …

Women don’t need men to be powerful—and the Women’s March doesn’t need men to make a statement

Men are not signing up in droves for the Women’s March in Washington DC. Is this surprising?<p>Of course not.<p>But I propose that men’s lack of attendance is just fine. In fact, this is precisely what the women’s movement needs: a firm realization that our movement—which is a movement, to invoke bell …

Feminism

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.<p>The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September.<p>She …

NAACP protesters were just arrested during a sit-in to oppose one of Trump’s major Cabinet nominees

The civil rights group has a good reason for its protests against Jeff Sessions, Trump’s attorney general nominee: He’s consistently opposed voting rights protections.<p>NAACP protesters prepared for the worst: Either Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions withdrew from consideration as Donald Trump’s attorney …

Why back-handed benevolence is the most dangerous brand of sexism

No matter how hard people push for gender equality, women are still paid 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man, less likely to move up in the …

March on Washington and beyond: How women are resisting Donald Trump

<b>FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, high school students protest in opposition of Donald Trump's presidential election victory in San Francisco. Thousands of high school students have taken to the streets in cities across the country since Donald Trump's election to protest his</b> …

Anonymous hackers take over Victoria's Human Rights Commission website

Group leaves nonsensical message about its social network AnonPlus, saying it is ‘non-criminal’<p>A group claiming to be part of the international hacking network Anonymous has taken over Victoria’s Human Rights Commission website with a nonsensical message about its social network AnonPlus.<p>Instead of …

Dallas: 10,000-acre Nature District to be country’s largest urban green space

Dallas has proposed a massive new urban park that will be 10 times the size of Central Park when complete, which would make Dallas one of the …

Three former White House press secretaries issue warnings for press relations under Trump

Three former White House press secretaries sounded various alarms about the president-elect and the possible pitfalls in his relationship with the media in a panel conversation with Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”<p>Joe Lockhart, White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton, said …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

<b>A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House.</b><p>Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science.<p>And she warned that his threat to …

Donald Trump

Africa's newest sustainable biofuel grows on trees

Until recently, the indigenous Croton megalocarpus tree common to central and east Africa was used mainly for firewood. But now Eco Fuels Kenya (EFK) …

Biofuel