Rebecca Chen

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India Blocks Abortion For Raped Child

A judge denied an abortion for a 14-year-old whose family says she was sedated and raped by her doctor.<p>An Indian court has denied an abortion to a …

Why So Many Disney Villains Sound 'Gay'

The new documentary ‘Do I Sound Gay?’ explores the surprising number of mincing, sibilant animated villains with a penchant for extravagant hats.<p>Quick, name as many gay male Disney characters as you can.<p>Don't think too hard, because it's a trick question: The answer depends on how you define "gay." …

10 Ways Legal Marijuana Could Change The Food World In The Next 10 Years

Over the past decade, the culinary world has started to pick up a faint whiff of marijuana smoke. Famous, reputable chefs across the country have copped to their love of marijuana, and its utility in their creative processes. Because weed makes food taste better! Even science says so.<p>Meanwhile, the …

Republican presidents flunk the economy: 11 reasons why America does worse under the GOP

The data is unequivocal: The economy performs far better under Democrats than Republicans. Here’s why<p>Consider the following fact: The last time a Republican president created an average of 1 million jobs a year over the course of his presidency was nearly three decades ago, under Ronald Reagan. …

Speed Read: Krakauer’s Campus Rape Book

A friend’s rape forced Krakauer to rethink his views on sexual assault, and that led him to chronicle what he calls an epidemic of rape at the …

Why Short Stories Matter Now More Than Ever

If F. Scott Fitzgerald was alive today and writing, his income would be roughly half a million dollars a year. In his prime writing days, Fitzgerald was pulling in well over ten thousand dollars a year on short stories alone. That amount of money in 1920 is equivalent to over 120 thousand dollars a …

The odd thing that happens when injustice benefits you

It stings when life’s not fair – but what happens if it means we profit? As Tom Stafford writes, some people may perform unexpected self-sabotage.<p>Frans de Waal, a professor of primate behaviour at Emory University, is the unlikely star of a viral video. His academic's physique, grey jumper and …