Erinne Henry

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David Cameron prepared to break with Europe on human rights

‘Nuclear option’ on table if Strasbourg rejects UK plan as prime minister seeks right to veto European court of human rights judgments<p>David Cameron is to keep open the “nuclear option” of withdrawing from the European convention on human rights.<p>The prime minister is prepared to break with the …

What You Call Depression I Call the Truth

Does the truth really set you free, or does it only fuck you up?<p>Does the truth really set you free, or does it only fuck you up? This is what I'm wondering as my psychiatrist and I continue to adjust my meds, looking for the right combination to keep an existential doom from eclipsing me. …

I Got My Friends to Try Female Condoms. Here’s What They Thought.

I know they’ve been ridiculed. I know some people think they’re ew. Thing is, I don’t believe in judging things on blind emotion. <i>I</i> believe in data. …

China's New 'Forrest Gump' Restaurant Is Staffed by Waiters with Learning Disabilities

Inspired by the "courage and optimism" of the famous film character immortalized by Tom Hanks, one Chinese restaurateur has opened an eatery in Changchun that is staffed by people with learning disabilities.<p>Last week, Forrest Gump Restaurant opened in the city of Changchun in China, a country that …

SATE’S Rebirth Brings Soul Music for the Self

The Toronto blues-rock singer talks totem animals and dealing with her mother’s dementia.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Che Kothari</i><p>With the blood that fuels her high-energy shows, music has always coursed through SATE’s veins. As the daughter of “Canada’s First Lady of The Blues” Salome Bey, SATE—born Saidah …

A UK Psychiatrist Is Calling for Psychedelic Drugs to Be Reclassified

James Rucker argues that LSD and magic mushrooms shouldn't be more legally restricted than heroin and cocaine.<p>In the UK, psychedelic drugs such as LSD and psilocybin are more legally restricted than heroin and cocaine. In an editorial in the BMJ medical journal, one psychiatrist writes that it's …

Everything We Know About the Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal

TLC has pulled reruns of "19 Kids and Counting" amid a child molestation scandal involving one of the show's conservative Christian stars.<p>On Friday, TLC announced that it was pulling reruns of the network's original reality show <i>19 Kids and Counting</i> following the revelation that Josh …

From Foster Homes to Prison: How It Feels to Spend Your Entire Life in State-Run Institutions

After more than 30 years in prison, I have mass incarceration sewn into my flesh and bones. I can't turn away from it or choose not to know it, and it leaves me with little or no capacity for hope.<p><i>This story was co-published with The Marshall Project.</i><p>In this prison, the yard is only an acre and a …

JJ Levine's Powerful, Gender-Busting Photos

Montreal photographer JJ Levine is feted with a retrospective and a new collection of his work<p>I first encountered JJ Levine's artistic sensibility when wandering through Montreal's queer Village 'hood. He was working as a hairdresser and in the shop where he worked he had placed a handwritten sign …

My Hearing Loss Felt Normal, Until I Tried to Fix It

I've been half-deaf my whole life. But when I finally heard sound with a hearing aid, my hearing loss started to frustrate me more than it ever had before.<p>It had been 20 years since I'd sat on a stool in one of these dark carpeted booths, but nothing had changed. There was the diagram of the human …