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Why Cats Rule the Internet Instead of Dogs

LOLcats, Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat. Why aren’t dogs as popular as cats in memes and viral videos? The answer, believe it or not, may come from …

What’s the free world come to when a man can’t make smutty jokes about his daughter?

What kind of world do we live in where a father can’t just fancy his daughter and tell the world about it? Like so many people this week, I find myself almost driven to ague at how the feminazis are slowly hollowing out everything natural and red-blooded about the father-daughter relationship, and …

Family Business

Kittens And ‘Star Wars’ Droid BB-8 Do Not Mix

In light of BB-8 frolicking with puppies, <i>Vanity Fair</i> decided to see how it would go when the roly-poly droid interacted with kittens. In retrospect, they really should have seen the results coming.<p>Unlike the puppies, which just saw a new friend, the kitties, and one kitten in particular, saw prey. …

Anita Sarkeesian interview: 'The word "troll" feels too childish. This is abuse'

Anita Sarkeesian doesn’t give me the address of her San Francisco apartment over email. Instead, she texts it to me a few hours before we’re set to meet. After thousands of rape and death threats, a bomb scare and an email promising a mass shooting at one of her speaking events, a woman can’t be …

Feminism

Pope Francis Blesses a Lesbian, Her Family, and Her Writing For Kids

Once again Pope Francis makes a human gesture that challenges the Church orthodoxy. Will official teachings change?<p>VATICAN CITY—One of the most …

Transgender Teen Jazz Jennings Shares the Horrifying Comments and Threats She Gets

"I'm going to ... make [her] die a horrible, painful death."<p>In the debut episode of Jazz Jennings's TLC reality show <i>I Am Jazz,</i> there's a disturbing moment where two young men walk by her and call her "tranny freak." It's a jarring incident that takes place after viewers have witnessed Jazz going …

Senate Fails to Pass Critical Protections for LGBT Youth

Today, in the first major vote on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality since the Supreme Court’s <i>Obergefell</i> decision, the Senate …

World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users

Oxford Internet Institute has visualised Earth’s online population, showing web usage concentrated in Europe and North America<p>Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) have produced a map that shows the countries of the world resized by the number of internet users in 2013.<p>Each hexagon …

Geography

Is Bernie Sanders Too Radical for America?

Originally published in <i>The American Prospect</i><p>Now that Bernie Sanders is rapidly climbing in the polls and attracting huge audiences to his campaign events (including over 10,000 people at a Madison, Wisconsin rally the other day), his opponents are starting to attack him for being too radical. After …

President Bernie Sanders Will Save America From Endless Counterinsurgency Wars and Protect Our Nation's Veterans

Americans want soldiers to protect them from ISIS and other threats, but who's protecting our veterans? Who in Congress or in the 2016 presidential race will bring home the hundreds of American soldiers sent back to Iraq by President Obama? Senator Bernie Sanders is against sending Americans into …

Transgender woman heckles Barack Obama at White House gay pride event

Barack Obama had a heckler thrown out of a gay pride reception at the White House on Wednesday evening, telling her “shame on you” for interrupting him. Jennicet Gutiérrez, a transgender woman, disrupted the US president’s speech by shouting , saying his administration should release lesbian, gay, …

LGBTQI

Attitudes Toward Racism And Inequality Are Shifting

After nine black Americans were killed in a historic black church Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, the Post and Courier ran an article …

‘Arousal-first’ desire may be more typical for women, and it doesn’t need a cure

The vanguard of this country's sex research involves a La-Z-Boy chair sitting opposite a flat-screen TV, inside a cinder block room in Kingston.<p>Decorated sparsely with a poster of Claude Monet's <i>Water Lillies</i>, this is the decidedly unsexy "participant room" of the sexuality and gender lab at Queen's …