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The Julian Assange saga embodies the very essence of rape culture. Assange, who has recently been granted asylum by Ecuador, is accused of sexually assaulting two women in Sweden. Assange supporters insist the charges are trumped up (because women are liars, duh) to discredit Assange. And now we learn that one of the reasons Assange was granted asylum was because the actions at the heart of the sex assault complaints don’t constitute a crime in Ecuador. So, it would seem, Ecuador has a rape problem too.
McDonalds, General Mills and a host of other companies are accused of collecting data about children through their websites and targeted for unlawful “refer-a-friend” campaigns where kids are asked to provide the email addresses of friends to recruit to play games.
10 Republicans who love musicians who hate Republicans. So good.
Todd Akin may be the poster child for modern conservatism and the fracturing of the conservative movement. The anti-choice movement has fully embraced and applauded Akin, but Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) has taken the lead in their race.
Choice matters. Choice is what makes us human.
Should we be restoring monuments of members of the Ku Klux Klan or should some things be left to ruin?
Officers in Nebraska believe a Lincoln woman’s attack was staged by her to look like a hate crime.
Let the 7-year-old have her bunny, for goodness sakes.
Thanks to Flyover Feminism, we know about things like The Shoe Project.
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