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Things We Saw Today: Drake Has a Zero-Tolerance Policy for Sexual Assault While He’s Performing

Drake stops mid-rap to call out a man in the crowd. He shuts down the music, points directly at the guy and tells him, "If you don't stop touching girls, I'm gonna come out there and f*ck you up."

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Twitter Removes White Supremacists’ Blue Checkmarks, Is Coming for Hateful Display Names Next

Uh oh, we've got a lot of really mad racists today.

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“Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated.” Leeann Tweeden Shares Her Story of Al Franken Sexual Assault

This is horrible. It's horrible when any man abuses his power and status to assault and humiliate women and shame them into silence. And yes, it is disappointing to see this coming from one of the strongest progressive voices in the Senate. In no way does that shield him from his own despicable behavior.

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Impossibly Talented Comics Creator Kate Beaton Needs Your Help

Unfortunately, Beaton's current project isn't that fun. She's launched a YouCaring crowdfunding campaign to raise money for her sister, Becky Beaton, who is currently fighting cervical cancer. As we here on this site are passionate about both Beaton's art and women's health, this hits doubly hard.

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“Painful,” “Stupid,” “Consistently Embarrassing to Watch”: Yup, It’s a Justice League Review Roundup!

The reviews are in and they're not great. Even when they're positive, they're somehow still not great.

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Things We Saw Today: Google Sure Is Excited About the Hole Puncher

Happy birthday to a seriously undervalued device with roots in Rennaisance engineering!

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Sad Man Makes Sad App to Stop All Those Evil Women Trying to Trick Him With Makeup

Oh no, the men have outsmarted our mascara. Whatever will we do now?

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It’s National Run For Office Day!

#RunforSomething

There's one guaranteed way to make sure your elected representatives are as passionate as you are about the issues you care about: be that representative! 

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Louis C.K. Ruined More Than Just His Own Career

Louis C.K. had the power to amplify marginalized voices. But now those voices are subject to his downfall.

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Roy Moore Is Proof That Republicans Will Support Pretty Much Anything, Including Child Abuse, Before Denouncing One of Their Own

There's a lot about the Republican value system I don't understand, but if speaking out against the sexual assault of teenage girls suddenly makes you part of "the swamp," I officially give up on trying to find common ground.

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Wow, Louis C.K. Did the Bare Minimum in Admitting Allegations Are True, Let’s Throw Him a Freaking Parade

Earlier today, Louis C.K. released a statement addressing the allegations published by the New York Times yesterday. We're glad he's done denying he's a serial abuser, but his apology is getting far more praise than it deserves. To start, it's not actually an apology.

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Alleged Abuser Jeremy Piven Says We’re Entering “Dark Times” of Accusations. No, Piv, The Dark Times Are Ending

Piven posted a statement to Twitter yesterday in which he denies the many accusations against him. He also offers to take a (notoriously unreliable) polygraph test. And that probably should have been the end of the statement. Unfortunately for him, he kept writing.

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Things We Saw Today: We Cannot Handle All of This Amazing Star Wars News!

NOT A DRILL!

Disney must have known that the news today was bumming us out, because they have released an OVERWHELMING amount of good news!

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If the Stranger Things Kids Could Stop Being So Great at Literally Everything, My Self-Esteem Would Appreciate It

Added to the list of things they're great at: Motown covers!

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Twitter Verifies Charlottesville Rally Organizer Jason Kessler Weeks After Promising to “Take a More Aggressive Stance” Against Abuse

The extent of Twitter's plan to make sure voices are heard seems to be doubling users' character limit and bestowing verification checkmarks on known white supremacists.

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Teen Girls Use Math to Prove Once & For All That Jack Could Have Fit on That Door With Rose

Don't @ me.

It's been twenty years this month since Titanic was released in theaters, which means fans have spent two full decades arguing over whether or not Jack had to die, because from where we were all sitting, that door Rose floats on, saving her life, looked to have a whole lot of room left over.

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Mike Pence Fans Are Really Mad at Mila Kunis, Are Taking It Out on Their Whiskey

Intolerance Mad Libs.

Last week, Mila Kunis gave an interview in which she revealed that she has a monthly recurring donation going to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence's name, calling it a "peaceful protest." Not everyone found the story charming though.

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The Post Is Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, & Meryl Streep’s Anti-Trumpism Oscar Bait Love Letter to the Free Press

This is a film about an administration feeding lies to the American public and attempting to censor the journalists reporting on those lies. Hmm, sound familiar?

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Hold On, How Is Mel Gibson Still a Thing?

Slipped through the cracks.

Mel Gibson is attempting a comeback, to which we all say in unison, "NO THANK YOU."

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This Media Conglomerate Is Trying to Turn Your Local News Stations into Trump TV

You can help, though.

Corporate consolidation of local news isn't the most attention-grabbing subject. It's potentially complicated and also easy to write off as something that doesn't affect those of us who consume our media online. But the current attempted merger between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media would most definitely affect all of us, in devastating ways.

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