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It may not have made quite the splash as the dump Rush Limbaugh campaign, but GoDaddy has been under a steady stream of pressure to stop its ridiculously misogynistic ad and branding campaign. It looks like it’s working. This can really only be considered good news. The push against rape culture is genuinely, and sadly, a campaign to win hearts and minds. That means means every inch of progress is a victory and has to be claimed as such if we want it to stick.
One place rape culture is alive and well: the U.S. military.
Ugh. Is bleaching genitals really a thing?
Mayors from across the country bucked the trend and banded together to offer up a resolution in favor of women’s fundamental human rights. To think that in 2012 in the United States this is considered news says it all.
The fact that a 6-year-old was arrested and Republicans are calling for the child’s deportation sums up everything that is wrong with the their stance on immigration.
In contrast, the NY Mets are considering creating a “quiet section” for autistic kids so they can go out and enjoy a ball game. Magnificent.
New Hampshire Governor John Lynch vetoed a so called “partial birth” abortion ban, calling the bill redundant and therefore not necessary.
The anti-abortion bill that consumed Ohio for most of the year died in session.
Michigan is officially out of control.
The gender pay gap is well-established, but this look at it in the medical field puts it in breathtaking context.
Dahlia Lithwick offers this proposal to save us all from having to use ‘vagina’ when legislating ever again.
One of the most adorable things you will see on the Internet is this baby and chimp reaching out to each other. You’re welcome.
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