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Men Think They Can't Get a Date Because of Feminism

If you're a guy who feels the #MeToo movement is preventing you from flirting, it's possible you were never actually flirting in the first place.<p>“I can’t date because of feminism” seems to be trending on Google, so let me be the first to say: Yes, okay, sure.<p>You can't get a date because of feminism …

Feminism

Male birth control pill trials show it causes a side effect that women have faced for decades

It’s been more than a century since Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and nearly 60 years since the first …

Women's Health

The Fundamentalist Christian Chokehold On America

Prior to the 1970s, a person’s faith had little impact on the way they voted. Make no mistake, however, there have always been those who believed religion should play a larger role in American politics. Colonies were often ruled by strict religious observance prior to the Declaration of …

Religion

TechCrunch on Twitter: "Dear tech dudes, stop being so dumb about women https://t.co/MjZxIT4Sgf by @rezendi"

Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found

While the great warrior’s tomb may contain treasure from across the ancient Mongol Empire, Mongolians want its location to remain a mystery.<p>This is an outsized land for outsized legends. No roads, no permanent buildings; just unfurling sky, tufted dry grass and streaming wind. We stopped to drink …

Archaeology

Six Top Experts Resigned From Donald Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel

Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at the pioneering LGBTQ legal group Lambda Legal, resigned late last week from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), along with five other council members, in protest of Donald Trump’s polices ― or lack of polices ― to combat the …

Donald Trump

The Tunisian women who want to be virgins again

<b>In Tunisia, young women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading to a growing trade in hymen reconstruction surgery.</b><p>Yasmine (not her real name) looks nervous. She's biting her nails and checks her mobile phone constantly.<p>"I consider this to be deception and I'm really worried," she …

Divorce

Who's Afraid of Free Speech?

What critics of campus protest get wrong about the state of public discourse.<p>Middlebury College’s decision to discipline 67 students who participated in a raucous and violent demonstration against conservative author Charles Murray brings closure to one of several disturbing incidents that took …

Rights & Freedoms

What I Learned After My Study on Men Secretly Removing Condoms Went Viral

When a law review article I wrote about nonconsensual condom removal—or "stealthing"—went viral, I knew I'd struck a chord with countless victims throughout the world. But I worry about how politicians are responding to this new class of crime.<p>During law school, I spent a lot of time thinking about …

Condoms

Christians In The U.S. Are Not Persecuted

Evangelicals say Christians are being persecuted. They are. But not in the United States. In fact, the U.S. doesn’t even make the top 50 according to Open Doors’ World Watch List. Worldwide, persecution of Christians is rising, but evangelicals’ claims of persecution in the U.S. are unfounded and …

Faith

Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says

Some supporters of President Donald Trump believe just about everything he says, even when he’s wrong. And Trump himself seems to have absolute confidence in his own beliefs ― again, even when he is demonstrably wrong.<p>But there is a psychology lesson that could help explain it, according to …

Donald Trump

The Death Of America's Obsolete Retail Sector

<i>By</i> <i>Matthew Carr</i><i>, Emerging Trends Strategist, The Oxford Club</i><p>The casualties are mounting. And the deaths now number in the thousands. There's nothing …

Fake News

White America’s death crisis: The pain is real, but our perception is warped by the “white racial frame”

“Deaths of despair” soar among whites and it’s a national crisis yet there’s silence when black and brown folks die<p>Donald Trump used naked bigotry and obvious racism to win the presidency. His slogan "Make America great again" was a promise to further lift up white Americans by placing their feet …

Race & Ethnicity

Riot police in Belarus attack protesters calling for end to ‘dictatorship’

Crackdown by President Lukashenko follows two months of demonstrations against his 23-year rule<p>Armed riot police and water cannon were deployed in cities across Belarus and the internet was shut down across the country on a day of protest and human rights marches.<p>People were on Saturday night …

Russia

Despite Kremlin’s warning, defiant Putin critic Alexei Navalny to hold ‘illegal’ rally

MOSCOW — When police break up your meeting because of a false bomb threat, that could be just bad luck. When someone glues your office door shut, that could be just a misunderstanding about the rent. And when a stranger comes up to you in the street and dumps green guck all over your face, that …

Russia
Bernie Sanders

What Conservatives Get Wrong About Trump's Immigration Order

There’s reason to reserve judgment, but no cause for giving the president the benefit of the doubt.<p>Late Sunday, <i>National Review</i> published an editorial on Donald Trump’s executive order titled “Trump’s Order on Refugees: Mostly Right on Substance, Wrong on Rollout.”<p>Echoing arguments circulating …

Immigration

Fareed Zakaria made a scary prediction about democracy in 1997 — and it's coming true

Democracy is rising, but not the good kind.<p>Twenty years ago, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria wrote an essay in Foreign Affairstitled “The Rise of Illiberal Democracy.” His thesis was that democracies around the world were surrendering to illiberal reforms, and that the strands holding the traditions of …

Political Science

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril<p>In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone …

Computer Science

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Books

Trump Cabinet nominees meet growing ethical questions

Three of Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks came under growing fire Wednesday on ethical issues, potentially jeopardizing their nominations.<p>The most serious concerns surround personal investments by Trump’s health and human services nominee, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), in health-care firms that benefited …

Donald Trump

What Science Can Tell Us About Trans People’s Brains—And What It Cannot

A study has shown that trans people may sense touch differently than cisgender people according to particular body parts. We should be curious, but …

Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Trump and the ‘hideous monstrosity’ that was 2016

<b>In the future, Americans —</b> assuming there are any left — will look back at 2016 and remark: “What the HELL?”<p>They will have a point. Over the past few decades, we here at the Year in Review have reviewed some pretty disturbing years. For example, there was 2000, when the outcome of a presidential …

Presidential Debate

Take It From A German: Americans Are Too Timid In Confronting Hate

In Germany, we were taught over and over again that Hitler came to power because ordinary people were afraid to stand up and speak out. Americans …

The largest photo of the known universe weighs two million gigabytes

I guess this can be described as the universe’s biggest selfie…<p>Over 4 years the Pan-STARRS1 (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response …

Americans who voted against Trump are feeling unprecedented dread and despair

I have never seen anything quite like the grief being felt by the majority of American voters who did not vote for<p>Donald Trump.<p>Back in 1980, there was disappointment among<p>DemocratswhenRonald Reaganwon. In 2000, after the long Florida recount and the intrusion of the Supreme Court into the decision, …

What I Learned Binge-Watching Steve Bannon’s Documentaries

He has the next president’s ear. Here’s what 13 hours and 11 minutes of fever-dream conservative viewing says about his dark worldview.<p>Before he directed Breitbart News, before he directed Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign to a surprising victory in November, and before he directed the …

Tea Party

America’s Surprising Views on Income Inequality

As a whole, the population of the United States is wealthier today than it has ever been. But, as has often been reported, the relative increases haven’t been uniform. In 1970, the top ten per cent of the population earned a third of the total national income. By 2012, it earned half. According to …

What Is Neurocapitalism and Why Are We Living In It?

We speak with radical Italian author Giorgio Griziotti about the future of work, the economy, and ourselves.<p>It's a fact: we are bang in the middle of the Anthropocene. We have changed the destiny of our planet and its ecosystems, to the point that human actions have become as powerful as that of …

Singularity

Conservative Legal Scholars Denounce Donald Trump as 'Unfit'

Twenty-nine of the nation’s most prominent backers of the conservative legal philosophy known as “originalism” have signed a statement opposing …

Donald Trump