Rand Paul

Rand Paul says first female president is no biggie because women are “kicking butt”

I’d say a good strategy for the Dems at this stage in the 2016 presidential race would be to just keep asking Rand Paul to talk about women. Here he is attempting to brush off the significance of potentially electing a woman to the presidency for the first time in this nation’s history. 

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Awesome professor live-tweets her kid’s abstinence sex education class

Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, recently sat in on her kid’s abstinence-based, fear-based sex education class. She live-tweeted her incensed reactions to the teachers’ warnings that premarital sex will lead to all sorts of doom and gloom, that condoms are riddled with holes, and that you should wait until you find a girl who says “no” and put her on a pedestal. 

Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, recently sat in on her kid’s abstinence-based, fear-based sex education class. She live-tweeted her incensed reactions to the teachers’ warnings that premarital sex will lead to all sorts ...

Aydian Dowling

Sexy vlogger Aydian Dowling could become first trans guy on the cover of Men’s Health

Trans fitness vlogger and activist Aydian Dowling is currently leading in a landslide in Men’s Health’s “Ultimate Guy Search.” If he wins the contest — to find a guy who is “fit and fearless, a doer who gives back and leads by example” — he’d become the magazine’s first trans cover model. 

Trans fitness vlogger and activist Aydian Dowling is currently leading in a landslide in Men’s Health’s “Ultimate Guy Search.” If he wins the contest — to find a guy who is “fit and fearless, a doer who gives ...

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Activists put up “No Catcall Zone” street signs in NYC and Philly

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

As the recipient of hundreds of instances of gender-based street harassment — ranging from verbal to physical — I have often wondered why we don’t have street signs telling people not to harass.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

As the recipient of hundreds of instances of gender-based street harassment — ranging from verbal to physical — I have often wondered why we don’t ...

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Women almost twice as likely as men to live in poverty during retirement

Yesterday was Equal Pay Day, which marked how far into the year the average American woman must work to earn what her male counterpart earned last year. The gender gap stands at 78 cents to the dollar and hasn’t narrowed in the last decade. As Maya highlighted, at this rate we won’t achieve pay equality until 2058. 

Yesterday was Equal Pay Day, which marked how far into the year the average American woman must work to earn what her male counterpart earned last year. The gender gap stands at 78 cents to the dollar ...

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Fast food employees, domestic workers, adjunct profs & more ‘fight for $15′

The battle for a wage increase to $15 for America’s low-wage workers has built some impressive momentum over the last few years. Since the first strike by NYC fast food workers in 2012, the movement has spread to other cities across the country and expanded to include other workers. 

The battle for a wage increase to $15 for America’s low-wage workers has built some impressive momentum over the last few years. Since the first strike by NYC fast food workers in 2012, the ...

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