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Beyonce’s Black Lives Matter Tribute Defies the Laws of Celebrity Activism

When it comes to taking a political stance, Beyoncé is damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. But in standing up for Black Lives Matter, she’s …

Black Lives Matter

Now Roosh V and his band of sad men in dark rooms know how it feels to be bombarded with bile

To see ‘neomasculine’ pick-up artist Daryush ‘Roosh V’ Valizadeh and his acolytes pilloried has been a strange experience for the women his site has attacked – including me<p>Four years ago, out of morbid curiosity, I clicked on the homepage of a stranger who had been saying aggressive, repulsive …

Feminism

Controversial blogger Roosh V calls off Newport Beach and Irvine meetups

Meetings in Newport Beach and Irvine arranged by a blogger who has reportedly advocated for the legalization of rape on private property have been canceled in response to backlash from several communities.<p>Daryush Valizadeh, a 36-year-old blogger who goes by the nickname Roosh V, wrote online that …

Newport Beach

Zika virus outbreak will likely spread across Americas, WHO says

Global health authorities are warning that the Zika virus is predicted to spread through South, Central and North America and will likely reach all countries and territories where the Aedes mosquitoes are found.<p>Since Brazil reported the first case of local transmission last year, the mosquito-borne …

Public Health

Why Female Professors Get Lower Ratings

Picture your favorite college professor. Here are some adjectives that might come to mind: Wise. Funny. Caring. Prompt. Passionate. Organized. Tough but fair.<p>Now, are you thinking of a man or a woman?<p>A new study argues that student evaluations are systematically biased against women — so much so, …

Higher Education

Sarah Palin ready to 'stump for Trump'

Donald Trump picked up the endorsement of one of the biggest names in the Republican Party on Tuesday, as Sarah Palin announced she was backing the billionaire real estate developer in the GOP presidential race.<p>“Are you ready to make America great again?” Palin exhorted a crowd at an Iowa rally, …

Republicans

Donald Trump’s white fascist brigade: His rallies are now a safe space for racism

<b>(AP)</b><p>An activist is beaten and taunted with racial slurs at a Trump rally in Alabama. This is just the beginning<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>November 23, 2015 8:49pm (UTC)<p>A protester from the Black Lives Matter movement was beaten at a Donald Trump rally held on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.<p>CNN reported …

Rights & Freedoms

Rojava's Democratic, Feminist Revolution a Source of Hope Among Horror

Members of Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) converse with each other on August 11, 2015. In the Rojava region of Syria, despite the …

Political Science

France demands urgent action on border security

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):<p>1:11 a.m.<p>Belgium's national Crisis Center has raised its terrorism alert to its highest level in the Brussels region.<p>The Crisis Center announced on its website it had raised the threat level to Level 4, which indicates a …

Madagascar: the country that's poor but not poor enough for aid

With no terrorism or geo-strategic importance, the island nation slips off lists of global causes despite widespread hunger and harsh impact of climate change<p>She had never heard of Facebook, so when shocking photos of her emaciated children and grandchildren were posted there, Njomasy could little …

Africa

This Beautiful Wall Art Is Made Of Bugs

After an extensive renovation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will reopen its Renwick Gallery with an exhibit called "Wonder." One of the …

Nicki Minaj Teaches Miley Cyrus a Lesson About White Privilege

“If you want to enjoy our culture and our lifestyle…you should also want to know what affects us, what is bothering us, what we feel is unfair to us.”<p>…

Miley Cyrus

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

Ben Carson’s destructive lies: 4 racist assumptions endorsed & magnified by Black conservatives

The neurosurgeon-turned-candidate has eagerly joined the GOP in its campaign against racial justice<p>Through the first few months of campaign season, one thing has become indisputably clear: The Republican Party is the United States’ largest white identity organization, and openly uses white racial …

Netflix changes 'Pocahontas' description following accusations of sexism

Netflix has rewritten its description of the "Pocahontas" movie in response to criticism that the previous description of the Disney film was sexist.<p>Native Appropriations writer Adrienne Keene called out Netflix a few weeks ago for its Pocahontas description.<p>"An American Indian woman is supposed to …

Transgender? A Doctor Won’t See You Now

Trans patients face do-or-die situations when trying to find transition care. But the medical community is not ready for them.<p>In August 2014, Kailey …

Health Care

5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Is a Better Democratic Candidate Than Hillary Clinton

Democrats need a candidate capable of winning and must not assume that voters will rely solely upon name recognition as they drive to the polls on November 8, 2016. There's a reason Yahoo writes that "More Americans distrust Hillary Clinton than trust her." There's also a reason that CNN reports 55 …

Couple creates enormous 11-foot bed so they can sleep with their 5 cats and 2 dogs

Pets are a part of the family. As such, they often demand prime sleeping real estate — i.e., your bed.<p>Reddit user Robdogbird and his girlfriend are …

Bernie Sanders Live-Tweeted The GOP Debate, And He Did Not Disappoint

Yasssss, Bernie.<p>Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders live-tweeted the GOP debate Wednesday night, and he did not disappoint.<p>Using the hashtag #DebateWithBernie, Sanders took on such GOP primary leaders as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson and reality TV star …

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Seeks Common Ground With A Different Kind Of Base: Evangelicals

Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders was preaching to a different kind of choir at Liberty University on Monday.<p>The Democratic presidential candidate tried to find common ground when talking about poverty and income inequality before the conservative Christian university student body.<p>"I came …

Middle-class

A Yazidi captive's tale: Sold by ISIS as a sex slave

<b>Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan (CNN) —</b> In the canvas expanse of the Shariya refugee camp, thousands of Yazidis live within hearing distance of one of Iraqi Kurdistan's frontlines with ISIS.<p>The vast majority of the camp's occupants are from the town of Sinjar and fled the ISIS assault there back in August. …

Yazidis

Angelina Jolie warns Islamic State using rape on unprecedented scale

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie warned on Tuesday that Islamic State was using rape as a weapon of war on a scale never seen before and called for greater action against those responsible.<p>U.N.H.C.R. Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt gives evidence to the House …

Angelina Jolie

Trainloads Of Migrants Begin Arriving In Germany

<b>Updated at 4 p.m. ET</b><p>Thousands of refugees fleeing conflict and economic privation in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia are making their way through Austria to Germany, where they hope to apply for asylum after European nations decided, reluctantly, to open their doors.<p>As the BBC …

European Union

an acid-burn victim shared a makeup tutorial with a gripping message

make love not scars<p>Mumbai native Reshma, like many other young women her age, turns to makeup as means of self-empowerment, uploading videos of her beauty tutorials on YouTube. But unlike most other beauty vloggers, 18-year-old Reshma is an acid attack victim. And she’s using her platform to make a …

Do You Love Your Dog More Than Humans?

Puppy love is real – and usually healthy.<p>P. Elizabeth Anderson once had a daughter named Grace. Like any parents would, she and her husband cared for her, nurtured her and tried to keep her out of trouble. They took her on vacations and enjoyed her company around the house. “She was my constant …

Pets

Kim Davis Is No Christian Hero

Full confession: I used to be a bully Christian too. I was raised in an environment where people believed their personal, specifically evangelical -- and often misguided - interpretation of the Bible should be rule of law, forced upon everyone. We were the only ones who were "RIGHT", after all.<p>Over …

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

One in 50 of us is a victim, left feeling like a robot – and yet even doctors have to Google it. Now one sufferer is intent on helping millions out of their torment<p>Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – …

Mental Health

In Defense of Planned Parenthood: My Personal Story

When I first moved to New York City, I knew one person. A beautiful, well-educated young woman, working as a struggling model, who at age 24 had never had a PAP test or a gynecological exam.<p>She did not have health insurance. Was afraid the doctor visit would be too expensive. Was terrified of …

Planned Parenthood