Social Movements

You Had One Job, “The Ranger”

Film<p>You Had One Job, “The Ranger”<p>Teen punks vs. cops vs. a psycho ranger<p>August 15, 2018<p>Combined Shape<p>It’s not hard to mine pleasure from your …

New York City

Facebook birthday fundraisers rake in $300 million in first year

Since Facebook birthday fundraisers debuted a year ago, users have raised more than $300 million for nonprofit organizations, according to a new post …

Social Media

Men still upstage women on screen—but things are getting better

Only three out of every ten characters seen in the top 50 grossing movies of 2016 were played by women. According to Conor Neville and Phyllis …

Harvey Weinstein

Transgender advocates wanted their own emoji. So, they’re using the Maine lobster — for now.

British transgender activists have claimed the Maine lobster as their emoji, the Portland Press Herald reported.<p>For now, anyway.<p>Say what?<p>The decision was the brainchild of the group Lobsters Against Transphobia, which petitioned Unicode for a pink-and-blue flag emoji, the paper said. But for now, …

Conservative View

Does Tiger Woods Still Boost TV Ratings? Make That A Resounding Yes

It’s been so long since Tiger Woods was actually in contention for a major championship, it was natural to wonder if the so-called “Tiger Effect” was still <i>in</i> effect.<p>It is, and CBS benefitted greatly from it.<p>Ratings for the final round of the PGA Championship, the year’s final major, soared compared …

Golf

How Norman Conquerors Changed The Holy Roman Empire And The World Forever

They dotted new lands with churches and cathedrals, developed cutting-edge warfare techniques and crafted the English language as we know it.<p>Inside a …

Chuck Todd

PhD student links media, activism and civic engagement

On May Day 2006 more than 500,000 people rallied in downtown Los Angeles for immigrant rights. Rogelio Alejandro Lopez, 19 at the time, attended the …

Los Angeles

Manager of Donor Stewardship

<i>Photo by Odilon Dimier/PhotoAlto/Getty Images.</i><p>In addition to having a passion for the YES! mission to inspire people to create a just and sustainable …

Activism

Outgoing Lee Rhiannon urges Greens to resist 'careerism and bullying'

Outgoing Greens senator Lee Rhiannon has warned her party must resist careerism, leaking and bullying to guarantee its future.<p>Rhiannon is leaving federal parliament at the end of the August sittings after losing her spot on the party’s upper house New South Wales ticket in favour of Mehreen …

Australian News

CalArts Students Create Short Films Promoting Gender Equity for HeForShe Summit

Led by Experimental Animation Program faculty Pia Borg and Character Animation Program faculty Soyeon Kim, CalArts students create a series of short …

Feminism

Maharashtra's transport minister Diwakar Raote's rendezvous with the writer Sir VS Naipaul

Senior Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra's transport minister Diwakar Raote still remembers the time when he met the Nobel prize-winning author Sir VS …

India

3 things you can do to stop student lunch shaming

Over the past three years, school cafeterias have become an unlikely site of controversy.<p>The problem of school lunch debt, or the debt students …

Social Change

A Back-to-School Lesson for 2018: As Elites Cut, the Masses Build

As students and educators gear up for back-to-school this month, more and more of us are asking how we should make sense of public education in this …

Liberal View

Get to Know Q&A with Volleyball's Emma Tynan

Related Links<p><b>Cullowhee, N.C.</b> – As the Catamount volleyball continues its first week of practice, and with the season-opening Catamount Classic …

Student Athletes

Colin Kaepernick and Donald Trump weigh in as NFL anthem protests continue in preseason

The NFL's 2018 preseason has officially begun and several players are keeping Colin Kaepernick's controversial protests alive.<p>During the National …

Football (U.S.)

OPINION: Closing the rural health gap in Oregon

<b>By MARV NELSON, PAUL STEWART and JOYCE HOLLANDER-RODRIGUEZ</b><p>As our nation continues to wrestle with how to provide high-quality, affordable health care …

Health Care

[$$] FT Health: Longevity and social change

Register here to get your free global health briefing by email every Friday. FT Tokyo correspondent Leo Lewis examines the implications for finance, …

Social Change

Cory Doctorow on Net Neutrality, Social Change, and Free Software by YaleUniversity - Listen to music

Net Neutrality

Riots on the streets of Buenos Aires after Argentina votes against legalising abortion

The streets of Buenos Aires transformed into a fire-filled riot after Argentina's Senate voted against the legalisation of abortion in the first 14 …

Argentina

Michael Moore’s Trump Doc ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Releases First Searing Trailer

“Fahrenheit 11/9,” Michael Moore’s newest documentary aims, in the words of its director, “to bring Trump down.” And maybe it will. But the movie, in …

Jewish Culture

8 Books That Will Inspire You To Change The World This Summer

Reads that will inspire, illuminate and urge you to make a difference

Books

How to keep the momentum alive around a movement like #MeToo

Amber Tamblyn, a leader in Hollywood’s reckoning on sexual misconduct, fears the movement is ‘starting to taper.’<p>Movements need blood, sweat and …

Sexual Harassment

Twitter Announces That Yes, It’s Okay With Bigotry

After many social media platforms took a stand and removed Alex Jones from their services, Twitter has finally made an even grander statement on …

Rights & Freedoms

Facebook: The place where social change goes to die?

<i>By Mark Schaefer</i>The days of innocence and fun on Facebook are over. The platform has devolved into a cacophony of constant political unrest, maybe …

Marketing

Google Doodle celebrates the life and legacy of first Native American female engineer

<i>This post is part of Mashable's ongoing series The Women Fixing STEM, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as</i> …

Social Change

Allison Morris: DUP opposition to social change futile

IN a fortnight of festivals that have shown the best of Northern Ireland there has also been a very visual demonstration of just how far apart the …

Ireland

#MeToo: 'Just the tip of the iceberg'

The local face of the #MeToo movement, Tracey Spicer, warns Corporate Australia has "only seen the tip of the iceberg" with more sexual scandals set …

Child Abuse

The Ferguson Effect: Why Wesley Bell’s Primary Victory in St. Louis Matters

On Tuesday, in what will go down as one of the most stunning political upsets in St. Louis County history, Wesley Bell, a criminal justice reform …

Justice

Celebrating the life of Taghi Farvar, a global champion of nomads and indigenous peoples and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs)

Throughout our evolutionary history, human beings have migrated and moved in response to changing climates and the shifting availability of natural …

Indigenous Peoples

Airlines in Australia face increasing pressure over refugees

Activists are condemning Australian airlines for profiting off the deportation of refugees and asylum seekers.<p>First reported by Fairfax, Qantas and …

Human Rights