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Modesty isn’t a virtue, it’s a tool to keep women in their place

Judging from Shakespeare, the very sight of a modest woman pushes men into extravagant fantasies of matrimony. “I burn, I pine, I perish,” cries Lucentio in <i>The Taming of the Shrew,</i> “If I achieve not this young modest girl.”<p>Modern men are less explicit about their desire for demureness, but there’s …

Feminism

Donald the Sellout

It is only natural to ask why President Trump chose to make himself look like such a chump. Was it really blackmail? Is he worried about an actual …

Donald Trump

Here are some of the best photos from the anti-Trump protests in London

“There’s no way he doesn’t see this.”<p>Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in London Friday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s first …

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creator Kurt Sutter Slams Fox News as ‘Manipulative Propaganda’ Delivered by ‘Puppets’

The "Sons of Anarchy" creator joins Seth MacFarlane, Judd Apatow, and Steve Levitan in speaking out against Fox News.<p>Kurt Sutter is the latest …

Couple Makes Facebook History by Raising $10 Million for Separated Immigrant Families

The Trump administration's zero tolerance policy on immigration has drawn an outcry from people across the country, and many have wondered how to help families who have been separated at the border.<p>One couple—Charlotte and Dave Willner from the San Francisco Bay Area—faced this same question before …

Minneapolis Cops Secretly Used ‘Date Rape Drug’ on Suspects for Years: Report

Veterinarians use it as an animal tranquilizer because it induces a temporary-paralysis-like state of euphoria. Predators have slipped it into the …

24 Cardi B "Be Careful" Lyrics For Captions That'll Seriously Upgrade Your Post

Can we talk about Cardi B? The female rapper has been making waves, and not a second of it should go unnoticed. Many of us are totally tuned into her …

Rap & Hip-Hop

We Need To Talk About White People Calling The Cops On People Of Color

Too often white people call the police on people of color when it is unwarranted ― and such calls can end in undue violence.<p>The past few weeks have seen a spate of news stories about white Americans calling the police on people of color who appear to be simply going about their lives ― whether …

Law Enforcement

Maxine Waters Checks GOP Congressman Who Told Her To Stop Talking About Discrimination

Source: Tom Williams / GettyWhen are these Republicans going to learn that <b>Rep. Maxine Waters</b> doesn’t put up with any disrespect?This is a lesson that …

President Declares State of Emergency After White Tears Flood Correspondents’ Dinner

Sexual assault survivors are reclaiming the words used to discredit them: 'What were you wearing?'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Survivors of sexual assault at the University of Florida are reclaiming the four words often used to discredit them: "What were you wearing?"<p>In a new art exhibit, they powerfully lay out their answers -- pajamas, jeans, sweatshirts and overalls -- and in doing so, fight off the blame …

University of Florida

ICE is sexually abusing detainees and getting away with it

The agents in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division, commonly known as ICE, have been in the news a lot lately.<p>None of it is good.<p>Now, a …

Crime

Seth Meyers: James Comey Book Proves ‘Pee Tape’ Is Real

‘Why would you ask the FBI director to investigate a pee tape if you knew for a fact that pee tape definitely didn’t exist?’<p>Perhaps the most …

Sheriff of America’s Deadliest Police Force Caught on Camera Admitting Killing Suspects Is ‘Better Financially’

A recently discovered video of a California sheriff talking to law enforcement officers shows Kern County’s chief lawman explaining that killing …

Crime

Both Men Were Innocent But They Were From Mississippi

Photographer Isabelle Armand spent five years documenting the lives of two black men unfairly convicted of murder. Her images weld a horrible past to …

Police Fatally Shoot a Brooklyn Man, Saying They Thought He Had a Gun

New York City police officers shot and killed a black man who was known to be mentally ill on a Brooklyn street corner on Wednesday afternoon after he pointed what the officers believed was a gun at them, the authorities said. The object, however, turned out to be a metal pipe with a knob on it.<p>The …

US official: I was demoted for rejecting Ben Carson's costly office revamp

Exclusive: Senior housing officer says she was replaced by a Trump appointee and told ‘$5,000 will not even buy a decent chair’<p>A senior career official in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has alleged that she was demoted and replaced with a Donald Trump appointee after refusing to …

CNN interview with a Trump supporter goes sideways after she learns she unknowingly touted pro-Trump events coordinated by Russian trolls

A woman in Florida who unknowingly posted messages in support of events promoted by Russia-linked trolls during the 2016 US presidential campaign denied she had been duped by the Kremlin operatives.<p>Florine Gruen Goldfarb ran the Facebook page Team Trump Broward County, which posted messages touting …

Donald Trump

NYC rape case highlights loophole that allows police to dodge sex assault charges

<b>ALBANY, N.Y.</b> - The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over …

Andrew Cuomo

Presidents Day reminds us of George Washington's presidential vision. And Trump's disrespect.

For more than a century, Presidents Day epitomized the inconsequential national holiday. Its significance, for most of us, begins and ends with a day off work (if we even get one). But that attitude must now change. Yes, I come to you with an important message: Presidents Day matters.<p>The reason the …

In the Middle of a Nightmare, Parkland Students Texted Their Parents: 'If I Don't Make It I Love You'

On Wednesday 17 children were murdered and dozens more injured in what would ultimately become one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.<p>Around 2:30 P.M. local time a shooter entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He brought with him an AR-15, a …

Mass Shootings

Molecule behind Huntington's disease found to be cancer-killing "super assassin"

For several years, scientists have noticed an unexplained reduced incidence of cancer in patients suffering from the devastating hereditary …

Trump campaign co-chair gets 20 years for sexual abuse and trafficking teens

Tea Party leader and former Trump campaign chair Tim Nolan has pleaded guilty and received 20 years in prison for human trafficking, reports …

Restaurants have no right to take employees' tips | Heidi Shierholz and David Weil

Trump’s labor department is planning to make tips employers’ property – a huge transfer of money from workers to owners<p>When most people leave a tip at a restaurant, they assume it will go to the person who served them their meal. For decades, that assumption was correct. But the Trump …

Trump Administration

Photos: The L.A. Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 were a targeted attack on Mexican and nonwhite youths

A bloody melee that pitted hundreds of U.S. servicemen against the “freak” zoot suiters<p>The Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 weren’t a riot in the usual sense …

SNL Actors Break Character in 'What Even Matters Anymore' Sketch

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> took an unusual turn this weekend when actors broke the fourth wall during a gameshow sketch that posed the question: “What even …

The Second Annual Women’s March in Pictures

Women's March 2018 Signs That Are Feminist & Fierce As Hell

Thousands took to the streets in cities across the country on Saturday, Jan. 20, to participate in this year's Women's March. The demonstrations were …

CNN’s Don Lemon Has Had It With ‘Racist’ Donald Trump

The first words from Lemon’s broadcast tonight: ‘The president of the United States is racist.’<p>Last December, <i>The New York Times</i> reported that …

Book fury hits Trump where it hurts most -- his image

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nothing means more to Donald Trump than his image.<p>He got rich by selling his name, plastering it on buildings, hotels, casinos and golf resorts, and he transferred his tough guy "You're fired" persona to politics, building a personality cult as an ultimate winner and tough-talking President.<p>…