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Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | Riot Grrrl: A 20 Year Retrospective By Petra Davis

Petra Davis looks back across two decades at the liberating musical and political movement and assesses what its legacy is today<p>In the spring of …

Arrested Development

What Cleveland tells us about the cycle of abuse

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Home - La Voix du Yemen

La disparation de L’international Herald Tribune<p>Ninja Scroll - avril 9, 2018<p>Sommes-nous vraiment tous des génies ?<p>Ninja Scroll - avril 9, …

I’m Not Okay with Chris Brown Performing at the Grammys and I’m Not Sure Why You Are

<i>Editor’s note: Today (May 5th) is Chris Brown’s birthday. This piece was one of the most popular in our history and we want to memorialize his</i> …

Amazing 9-Year-Old Gives Impassioned Speech to Protest School Closures

Here is a video of Asean Johnson, an unfathomably eloquent 9-year-old, giving a speech in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close 53 public …

Lucille Bluth Gives Disney Princesses a Much-Needed Talking To

This wasn't a decision easily arrived at, but after much deliberation the results are in: Lucille is officially the best Bluth.<p>Case in point — these …

Courts to hear birth control lawsuits

Obamacare’s birth control mandate will go before four different appeals courts over the next three weeks as private businesses that object to the policy on religious liberty grounds bring a barrage of lawsuits that opponents hope to get before the U.S. Supreme Court as soon as this fall.<p>On …

Teen birth rate drops, especially among Hispanics

Across the nation fewer and fewer teens are giving birth, especially Hispanic girls, according to a new government report.<p>Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that from 2007 to 2011, the overall rate of teen births plummeted a full 30 percent. The biggest decline …

Associated Press News

El Salvador court delays ruling on abortion case while woman’s life hangs in the balance

“It’s a tragedy. She is desperate as she nears her 25th week of pregnancy,” said lawyer Angelica Rivas<p>After more than a month of delays, El Salvador's Supreme Court has announced that it will decide whether or not a critically ill woman may receive a lifesaving abortion within the next two weeks. …

Associated Press News

Sexual Assaults Mishandled At Dartmouth, Swarthmore, USC, Complaints Say

When University of Southern California student Tucker Reed was sexually assaulted in 2010, she turned to school officials. But instead of helping to bring her justice, she said, their "ignorance and indifference" further traumatized her. She said a USC official told her the goal was not to "punish" …

Conservative group blames military sexual assault on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal

FRC president Tony Perkins blames the military’s “embrace of homosexuality” for a culture of sexual assault<p>Family Research Council president, noted homophobe and famous banana brain Tony Perkins is very concerned about the recent Pentagon report on rampant sexual assault in the armed services, and …

Thousands treated for sexual abuse-related injuries in military

In 2012 alone, as many as 4,000 veterans sought disability benefits<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness stemming from sexual abuse in the military, and 4,000 sought disability benefits, underscoring the staggering long-term impact of a crisis …

Facebook’s hate speech problem

Facebook removes photos of women breastfeeding, but rape videos seem to last for days. These women are sick of it<p>When three Chicago area teens were charged over the weekend with raping a 12-year-old girl -- and then posting a video of the assault on their Facebook pages -- it was a tale that was as …

Girl, 14, rocks Internet with cover of classic Van Halen guitar solo - TODAY.com

Eddie Van Halen is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and his solo on the 1978 song "Eruption" is second on Guitar World's list of the 50 best. A 14-year-old girl on YouTube named Tina S. is now racking up views with her spot-on cover of the rock classic.<p>Uploaded on May 20, …

Guitar

One-of-a-kind African school gives girls 'Right to Dream'

On a recent Friday, two hours of unpaved roads outside of Accra, Ghana, 17 girls laced up their cleats. Through the thick air of the late afternoon, their nervous chatter could be heard in the surrounding village and across the soccer field they call “the pitch.”<p>The scene may seem like a typical …

Months after death, Sally Ride wins honors from White House and NASA

The White House and NASA say they will honor America's first woman in space, Sally Ride, by giving her a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom and putting her name on the camera she helped get installed on the International Space Station.<p>Word of the memorials came as NASA celebrated the late …

Eradicating Polio in India: Portraits

Public health workers have taken on the mission of vaccinating 170 million children under the age of five.<p>The public image of the polio campaign (formally known as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative or GPEI) is Bill Gates. He is the most famous of those involved, at least.<p>However, in …

25 Brilliant Lifehacks For Your Tiny Closet

You're still going to have to get rid of that sweater you haven't worn in three years.

David Cross on the New Arrested Development Season and the Real-Life Inspirations for Tobias

Seven years after <i>Arrested Development</i>was tragically ejected from the Fox lineup, the zany Mitch Hurwitz comedy resurfaces on Sunday with a fourth season—all 15 episodes of which will be released at the same time on Netflix. In keeping with <i>Arrested Development</i> tradition, the new installments—which …

Legless Indian Woman Becomes First Female Amputee To Climb Mount Everest

Arunima Sinha, 26, from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, reached the peak on Tuesday morning after a slow climb from Everest Base Camp.<p>"She left high camp at 6pm on Monday evening and arrived at the summit at 10:55 am (0510 GMT) on Tuesday," Ang Tshering Sherpa, founder of Asian Trekking, the …

Most Americans Think The Middle Class Is The New Face Of Poverty

But most Americans say even if you make twice that, you won't be very comfortable in their hometown.<p>A recent survey by Gallup lays bare this stark financial reality, with the pollsters' findings headlined: "Americans Say Family of Four Needs Nearly $60K to 'Get By.' "<p>So is this a question of …

Demographics

The Tragic Demise Of America's Most Ambitious Housing Project

Designed by Minoru Yamasaki — the architect who would later design the World Trade Center — the Pruitt-Igoe housing project was hailed as "vertical neighborhood for poor people" and named the building of the year by "Architectural Forum."<p>Things looked great when the building opened in 1956, but …

Housing

20 Drool-Worthy Home Libraries

There’s a lot of work that goes into curating just the right book collection (<i>hello, newly redesigned classics!</i>), and then the question is how to best display it. These 20 ideas will have you making plans for a new library set up in your home.<p>1. Cookware + Cookbooks: A mix of cookbooks and vintage …

Storage Ideas

Women In A Poor West African Country Are Force-Feeding Themselves For Beauty's Sake

For women to find husbands in Mauritania, they have to be fat. So they force-feed themselves large quantities of camel milk, bread crumbs soaked in olive oil, and goat meat. This practice is referred to as "gavage" — the same name used to describe the force-feeding of ducks to make foie gras.<p>HBO's …

West Africa

Number of Afghan women jailed for fleeing abuse soars

The number of Afghan women jailed for fleeing forced and abusive marriages, and other "moral crimes", has soared since 2011, according to Human …