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Quizzes! They are awesome but not always super insightful. Unless you consider knowing which Mad Men character you are or which summer accessory best suits your personality insightful. So finally, here is one we can all enjoy and the best thing is, it will only take you a few seconds! Go on: take the test!   HOW INSANELY AWESOME IS THAT. NOW PLEASE SHARE IT TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS THE INTERNET! With all the muddiness surrounding what exactly feminism is (yes Taylor Swift, I’m talking...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has officially announced its endorsement for same-sex marriage, same-sex couples, and full adoption and foster care rights for all parents regardless of sexual orientation.  Comprised of “60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults,” the AAP focuses its endorsement on the importance of stability and security for children in households. As Benjamin Siegel of AAP stated, “Children thrive in families that are stable...
Adria Richards, former Developer Evangelist for tech company SendGrid, recently lost her job because of the following complaint she tweeted about the men sitting behind her at a conference. According to the detailed outline of the event in her blog, these men were incessantly cracking inappropriate sexual jokes during a presentation. The comments that ticked her off the most were sexual puns involving "forking" and "dongles". Richards felt these remarks were not only uncomfortably distracting but very unprofessional. She...
In case the occasional Poetry in Motion subway poster isn’t really doing it for you art-wise, MTA Arts for Transit is officially upping its game. From March 25th to 31st, the MTA will be partnering with Creative Time to present “HEARD•NY”, a groundbreaking installation by artist Nick Cave. The show will consist of a herd (get it?!) of 30 Soundsuits that resemble colorful, shaggy horses. The suits will be installed in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall. Twice a day, the horses will participate in “crossings,”...
Rape culture has been all over the news lately due the horrific Steubenville rape case and subsequent trial. However, rape culture has far-reaching effects across age demographics and nationalities, as proven by Australian radio host John Laws. Laws, who Salon calls “Australia’s answer to Rush Limbaugh,” has been called out for a radio interview with a victim of sexual abuse this week in which he displayed a penchant for victim blaming and general insensitivity. According to Annette Sharp at The Daily Telegraph, Laws responded to...