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More Than Half of Female Homicides in the U.S. Involve Intimate Partner Violence

In a recent report from the CDC, 55% of female homicides in the U.S. involved intimate partner violence, and 54% involved a firearm.

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The “Civil Rights Uniformity Act” Is Trying to Write Trans People Out of Civil Rights Protections

This House bill wants to forbid the federal government from protecting trans folks under existing civil rights laws like Title IX, the Fair Housing Act, and the Affordable Care Act.

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Disney’s Immersive Star Wars Resort Will Be The Most Elaborate LARP of Your Life

As part of D23, Disney announced more details from their Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park expansion, including an immersive resort where guests dress in costume and walk through "dedicated, multi-day adventure[s]."

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In Horrific Interview, Chechen Leader Says Gay Men Are “Not People” And Don’t Exist in Chechnya

Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov claimed that Chechnya, where activists report that gay men are being tortured and killed, doesn't "have any gays...To purify our blood, if there are any here, take them."

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What Book Would You Recommend for Someone Who’s Never Read Science Fiction Before?

Genre can be a polarizing subject. I've been drawn to fantasy and science fiction literature all my life, but I have friends who would rather read the dictionary than pick up a book with a spaceship on the cover. But sometimes, the right book can create a convert. Do you have a favorite for the uninitiated?

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Arkansas Wants You to Ask Your Rapist’s Permission Before You Can Get An Abortion

According to Arkansas bill H.B. 1566, known as the Tissue Disposal Mandate, it is now illegal for a woman to have an abortion without informing the man who impregnated her.

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Today’s Your Last Day to Tell the Trump Administration To Back Off Our National Monuments

You can let the Trump administration know how you feel about public lands - but only until July 10!

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Angela Merkel Is All Of Us At the G20 Summit

Angela Merkel was in no mood for Trump or Putin at the G20 Summit.

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From Pontoon Boats to Town Halls, Americans Are Sitting In and Calling Up to Stop Trumpcare

Groups across the United States organized sit-ins and protests as Senate Republicans returned to their home states for the recess.

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Stephen Colbert’s #AmericanGreatness Hashtag Is The Calming Antidote to Trump’s Twitter Storm

Stephen Colbert's #AmericanGreatness hashtag is surprisingly full of tributes to national parks, immigrants, public service, and acts of resistance.

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But Only For Some Women: The “Women’s Empowerment” Agenda in the White House

The White House has been quietly undermining two federal groups devoted to the concerns of women: the White House Council on Women and Girls, and USAID's office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.

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How the GOP Defends Their Health Care Bill: Outright Lies and “We’re All Going to Die”

To try and pass their tax cut for the wealthy disguised as a health care bill, Republicans are resorting to some pretty ridiculous justifications.

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“Thanks, It Has Pockets!” Has Been With Us For Hundreds of Years

National Museums Liverpool posted a video walkthrough of how upper-class women got dressed in 18th-century Britain, and they were just as into pockets as we all are.

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This Father-Son Duo Welds Transformers Out of Scrap Metal

This video from Great Big Story features a father-son duo from Hunan, China who create giant, detailed sculptures from scrap metal.

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Ben & Jerry’s Needs to Put Their Money Where Their Marketing Is

Farmworkers marched to Ben & Jerrys Waterbury, VT factory yesterday to protest the company's two-year delay on agreeing to workers' terms for the Milk with Dignity program.

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Republican Senators Have No Damn Idea Why They Want to Pass the AHCA

When asked by Vox what problems the AHCA is aiming to solve, Republican senators could not give a clear answer - or advocate for a clear policy position.

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The U.S. Department of Education is Cutting Back Its Civil Rights Investigations

The Department of Education is scaling back its civil rights investigations, removing Obama-era guidelines that looked for systemic issues of discrimination. This is bad news for America's students, but the Commission on Civil Rights is on the case.

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Bill Cosby’s Trial Ends in a Mistrial, but the District Attorney Will Retry the Case

The jury in Bill Crosby's trial for aggravated indecent assault has deadlocked, resulting in a mistrial. However, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele issued a statement that he will seek a new trial.

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Trump’s Response to the London Attacks Is As Selfish and Callous As His Response to Every Tragedy

In the wake of two deadly terrorist attacks in London, Trump tried to use the events to justify his Muslim ban and gun rights.

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Kim Weaver Drops Out of Iowa Congressional Race Due to Death Threats, Health Concerns

America, 2017

Kim Weaver, a female candidate for Iowa's 4th Congressional district, had to leave the race for a variety of reasons. One of those was "very alarming acts of intimidation, including death threats" delivered at her home.

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