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Apparently, laughing while black can be dangerous. A group eleven women — ten of them black — were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing too loudly during a book club outing. The Napa Valley Register writes that the women boarded the Wine Train at 11 a.m. on Saturday and were told to leave the train in St. Helena, reportedly because of noise complaints. The women, including an 83-year-old grandmother, were escorted through six cars and off the train, where police were waiting for them. A van then took them back to Napa. Read More
With Target coming forth in its decision to move away from gender-based signs, the world is one step closer in the battle for across-the-boards equality. Like any battle, there are two sides: those in favor of Target's decision and those who just cannot.  She can't. UGH. Absolutely, 100% unable to even. Caitlyn Jenner is behind this now. Read More
In a message posted on (where else) Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl. Zuckerberg opened up about the couple’s previous difficulty with pregnancy: “We’ve been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way… it’s a lonely experience. Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you—as if you’re defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own. Read More
Thanks to one woman, the British retailer Topshop will no longer use its unrealistically thin mannequins. When images of the new Topshop mannequins surfaced last October, many people were quick to point out that at taller than 6’0” and absurdly thin, the mannequins were unrealistic and ridiculous. Last week, after seeing the figures in a store in Bristol, a customer-service representative named Laura Berry posted a comment on Topshop’s Facebook page criticizing the negative effects the mannequins could have on female body image. Read More
For years, the icons on Facebook have stayed the same. Last year it updated the notifications globe to be less America-centric. Depending on what region you’re viewing Facebook from, you’ll either see an Europe-centric globe, an Asia-centric globe or the original America-centric version. Now, Facebook has finally updated its people icons and it’s all due to one designer, Caitlin Winner. Winner was looking at the icons one day when she realized the female icon had a chip in her shoulder. Read More
In news that will make you groan, people STILL get upset about women breastfeeding in public places. In Terre Haute, Indiana, for example, one young woman was publicly shamed by a man who took a photo of her (without her knowledge, yuck) breastfeeding in a T.G.I Friday’s. He then uploaded it to Facebook and Instagram. Read More
Along the right side of your Facebook homepage—among the sponsored ads of things you don’t need and the trending topics you don’t really care about—is the often perplexing list of People You May Know. These people could include: a friend of a friend who you saw at a party, your mom’s cousin, or the neighbor’s dog. This list is the product of a complex algorithmic web, and sometimes it's no big deal. But other times, it can knock the wind right out of you. Kevin Kantor got gut punched by People You May Know. Read More
Yet another frat has failed to surprise us with their disgusting behavior, this time unleashing their brazen stupidity in the not-so-private world of the Internet. Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho's "2.0" Facebook page—which shared members' pictures of nude, unconscious women, drugs, and hazing with its 144 members—has been under police investigation since mid-January. The frat's first site (so cleverly named “Covert Business Transactions") featured similar images and was discovered and dismantled last year. Read More
Yup, that’s right.  This just took the VCC (Vulvar Clitoral Complex, let's make that a thing okay?) to another level. If you’re an open-minded/bare-all-and-don’t-give-a-shit-who-sees-it kind of person, these clit-themed Mac and PC track pads (3 sizes: small, medium, and large) are definitely one way to make that known. So. Here they are. Drawbacks: This item doesn’t really feature a diverse or realistic range of vaginas. Read More
Trolls beware: the days of harassment on social media might be a thing of your sad, sad past and, no, you can’t just hide away under a bridge behind your laptop—there probably isn’t WiFi under there anyway. As of today, the team at Facebook is looking to clear up those fuzzy lines of their community standards, giving users better-defined guidelines for sharing and posting on the service. “We’re trying to strike the balance based on the way our community works,” Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, said in an interview. Read More