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Today, The Atlantic published a fascinating report on the despicable state of sex ed in Mississippi. The piece, by Andy Kopsa, outlines the obstacles facing sex ed advocates in a state that is famously the most religious in the nation, and also has the highest teen birth rate in the country. According to The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 58% of high school-aged students in Mississippi have had sex, and 35% did not use protection. These statistics make a lot of sense, considering...
State Senator Jason Rapert, sponsor of the "Human Heartbeat Protection Act." Yesterday, the Arkansas State Senate passed a law banning abortion after the 12th week of pregnancy; this is by far the most restrictive abortion ban in the country. The justification for this law, which was passed by a republican-run legislature over the veto of Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, is that a fetal heartbeat can be detected at 12 weeks. An earlier draft of the law wanted to outlaw abortions after just 6 weeks. Luckily, that...
Hijabs are a hot topic of debate and are most often criticized as an oppressive symbol that covers women and veils their identity.  However, Iranian-born photographer Sara Shamsavari celebrates the creativity and individuality these veils allow women through street-style portraits that capture young women in veils in various areas of London.  Shamsavari’s photographs show portraits of women wearing veils patterned with pink leopard print, accessorized with gold chains, and styled with bows and rosettes, just to name a few.  However, what is most striking about these...
A joke news website published an article today claiming that legendary filmmaker John Waters had passed away at the age of 67. The Internet was all atwitter for a hot second, but a quick Google search would show that the report was fake. The headline reads, “Acclaimed Cult Filmmaker, John Waters...Drops Dead at 67!” The author of the post, Nigel Covington, replied to furious and amused commenters alike, claiming that the title itself should have given away that it was not real. Insider contacted Waters...
Itching for some nostalgia drenched lyrics and sun bleached tunes? Luckily, America’s favorite manic pixie dream girl Zooey Deschanel and guitarist M. Ward have made another album as She & Him. Volume 3, which will be released on May 7th, is sure to feature the vintage pop style that She & Him do best, layering Deschanel’s sweet vocals over Ward’s masterful melodies. The album’s first single dropped today on Youtube and iTunes. “Never Wanted Your Love,” is a classic She & Him anti-love song; the...
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