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YouTube is fighting the ‘adpocalypse’ with a less trigger-happy flagging system

YouTube says it’s updated its automated flagging system to restrict advertisements on fewer videos. The new algorithm, which began rolling out yesterday afternoon, is supposed to more accurately reflect YouTube’s guidelines for ad-friendly material. It will supposedly reduce the number of …

What these male Trump voters think about abortion rights might surprise you

Some anti-abortion laws have “absolutely no practical real-life value,” one man said.<p>ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — “There’s absolutely no point to some of this stuff,” said one man, referring to a list of abortion restrictions in his state. He called laws requiring an ultrasound or a 24-hour waiting …

Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain

Catalonia’s regional parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain’s …

Superman defends illegals against angry American

The Man of Steel has now become a propaganda tool for <b>the defenders of illegal aliens.</b><p>In the most recent issue of Action Comics, Superman comes to the rescue of a group of illegal aliens -- under attack from a white guy wearing an American flag bandana and waving around a machine gun.<p>The man is …

Cash-and-carry group Booker says tobacco sales fell nearly 10% in second quarter after plain packaging rules came in<p>The group behind the Londis and Budgens convenience store chains says tobacco sales have plunged since new rules came into force which mean cigarettes must be sold in standardised …

Public Health

The media gets the opioid crisis wrong. Here is the truth.

<i>Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 professor of economics and public affairs emeritus at Princeton University. Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower professor of economics and international affairs emeritus at Princeton University and the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics.</i><p>Lawmakers and the …

There's a better way to talk about men's rights activism — and it's on Reddit - Vox

Meet the community that’s fighting for men’s rights without bashing feminism.<p>If you’ve spent any time talking about feminist issues on the internet, you’re probably familiar with men’s rights activists (MRAs). Generally speaking, MRAs hate feminism and believe it’s at least partly responsible for …

Why India's Men's Rights Movement Is Thriving

The Indian movement might be taking cues from the American men's rights movement, but Indian MRAs are already "lightyears ahead."<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>On August 14, 2016, a room of 170 men and a handful of women in the south Indian city of Hyderabad sat in rapt silence to the image of …

Hear Them Roar: Meet the Honey Badgers, the Women Behind the Men's Rights Movement

They're tired of men being unfairly targeted because of their gender. So they're fighting back.<p>You've seen the video, right? The one with the vicious, weasel-skunk-fox hybrid sticking its nose into bee-filled holes, gnawing on mice, tearing the heads off snakes, and shaking off venomous cobra …

Feminism

Men can’t get the work-life balance right either

It’s just possible the reason that women have such difficulty getting the work-life balance right is that there is no such thing in America anymore.<p>Let’s see. How to get to work early, stay late, be aggressive all day long, seven days a week, and then use your remaining time and energy for your …

The Feminist Leader Who Became a Men's-Rights Activist

Karen DeCrow served as president of the National Organization for Women, but she often broke with feminist orthodoxy.<p>Karen DeCrow, the feminist attorney and author who served as president of the National Organization for Women from 1974 to 1977, died of melanoma last Friday at 76. Although her …

Why We Shouldn't Ignore Pick-Up Artists (Even Though They're Vile)

On this week’s <i>Strong Opinions Loosely Held</i> podcast, Elisa Kreisinger speaks with intrepid feminist artist Angela Washko, who sat down for a …

Pakistani Islamic Clerics Say Transgender Men and Women Have Right to Marry

Fatwa also said the Pakistani state is responsible for protecting the transgender community, and that they have rights to inheritance and Islamic burials<p>By<p>Qasim Nauman<p>A group of over 50 Islamic clerics in central Pakistan issued a fatwa, or religious pronouncement, on Sunday, saying transgender men …

This Bus Is On A Road Trip To Convince You That Transgender People Aren’t Real

“This can’t be considered transphobic or bigoted.”<p>An orange bus rolled onto the streets of Manhattan Wednesday to make its first stop on an East Coast tour, during which a load of activist passengers will evangelize that transgender people don't exist and citizens must rise up to complain about …

Meet The Woman Who Created A Lifestyle Brand For Women Who Wear Heels And Carry A Gun

Emily Valentine launched Style Me Tactical with a specific woman in mind: She wears a gun on her hip and heels on her feet.<p>This isn’t your average lifestyle brand. On her website, her Instagram feed (she’s got nearly 13,000 followers), and her Twitter account, Valentine offers lifestyle advice and …

Concealed Carry

Essential Health Benefits and why they matter

<b>(CNN) —</b> House GOP leaders have agreed to change an Obamacare provision that guarantees all health insurers cover services such as maternity, mental health and prescription drugs.<p>The dramatic shift would strike a blow at the heart of Obamacare, even while the GOP legislation says it protects …

Men differ on U.S. Soccer banning players from anthem protest

SAN JOSE – It is a reality of sports that there is punishment for protest and has been for a long time.<p>Muhammad Ali had the best years of his career sawn off after voicing opposition to the Vietnam War. Tommie Smith and John Carlos could scarcely find work after raising their fists at the Mexico …

Poll for Public Health England reveals many feel embarrassed to feed their babies in front of strangers and family members<p>Almost three-quarters of women in England start breastfeeding after giving birth but less than half are still doing so two months later, according to NHS and Public Health …

Pregnancy

Indian Men Are Dialing Random Numbers to Harass Women

As any woman unfortunately knows, with more technology comes more ways to be harassed. In India, the rapid cell phone boom has led to an unintended …

Attorney General Calls North Carolina LGBT Law ‘State-Sanctioned Discrimination'

Attorney General Loretta Lynch struck back against North Carolina’s lawsuit over the state’s controversial LGBT law, calling it “state-sanctioned …

How This Black Mom Is Making a Better World for Her Trans Daughter

As a black mom, I love all four of my children and do everything I can to ensure their safety and happiness. It’s hard for me to imagine anyone who …

Philippines' first transgender politician Geraldine Roman sweeps to congressional victory

Voters in the Philippines have elected the country's first transgender politician to the nation's lower house. Geraldine Roman swept to victory in …

Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage

In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.

The New York Times' Bizarre Attempt to Portray Donald Trump as 'More Accepting on Gay Issues'

Donald Trump is opposed to marriage equality. That is true, stated over and over again, almost a year after the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case, allowing gay and lesbian citizens across the nation to legally marry.<p>Trump said on Fox News he would "strongly consider" appointing judges who …

Watch: Jehovah’s Witnesses are using this creepy anti-gay cartoon to indoctrinate kids

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have poured money into funding a cartoon that teaches kids to oppose gay parenting and try to “change” homosexuals.<p>The …

China’s Censors Take Another Gay-Themed Web Drama Offline

China’s regulators have once again shown their discomfort with homosexuality by pulling a popular gay-themed Web drama offline.<p>“Heroin” (also known as “Addiction” in Chinese), a 15-episode Web drama about romance among teenage boys, was earlier this week taken down from major Chinese video …

LGBT group’s ‘studio responsibility index’ finds Disney failed to represent non-heterosexual people in any of its 2015 movies<p>Related: Frozen fans urge Disney to give Elsa a girlfriend in sequel<p>Disney should include gay characters in the forthcoming Star Wars film, Episode VIII to help improve its …

Movies

Conversion Therapy Ban Introduced in Senate

A companion bill to the House's Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act — an effort to ban LGBT "conversion therapy" introduced last year by California …

College applications now have a blank box to ‘explain your gender’

A college applications system used by hundreds of institutions across the US is changing the way it deals with gender.<p>The Common Application system …