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Over a year ago, two men in Italy were given a three-year sentence for raping a woman in 2009. Now, Italy’s highest court is granting the criminals a retrial based on new information that the survivor had been drinking during a meal prior to the assault. The Guardian writes that “the court of cassation has ordered a retrial in order to revise the sentence, saying that even though the defendants took advantage of the woman’s drunken state in order to have forced sex with her, aggravating circumstances...
The World Cup finale took place in Moscow last night with hundreds of millions of viewers in attendance, including Russian President Vladimir Putin—which Pussy Riot saw as an excellent audience for their newest performance piece called “Policeman Enters The Game.” According to the BBC, four members of Pussy Riot, a Russian activist group of punk performance artists, have been arrested for disrupting the World Cup by running onto the pitch in a protest against human rights abuses. They are being accused of violating the rules...
Thousands of Amazon workers in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, and England) are striking on the company’s Amazon Prime Day (today) in order to advocate for better working conditions and pay, the Observer reports. Workers say the demands set by the online shopping giant are so high that workers have to pee in bottles instead of taking bathroom breaks. Workers also say that the company discriminates against women who become pregnant or take maternity leave. Read more at the Observer. Inside The Detention Centers For...
Althought it is no longer Pride month, it is always a good time to champions of LGBTQIA+ rights—so we're today we're telling the story of a stone cold butch babe, Stormé DeLarverie.  Stormè working security outside The Cubby Hole Stormé was sometimes known in LGBTQ circles as the "Lesbian Rosa Parks." She fought against "ugly" (her term for bigotry and hatred) for her entire life and always looked out for others. There's a Stormé coming. Stormé was born in New Orleans in 1920. Her mother was an African American...
Trump is in the U.K., and tens of thousands of Britons are expected to protest against him at London’s Trafalgar Square in what is predicted to be one of the largest protests London has seen since 2003 during the Iraq War, reports CBS News. London’s mayor Sadiq Khan even allowed the “Trump baby” balloon to fly over Parliament Square. Read more at CBS News. Trump Calls Immigration “A Very Negative Thing For Europe” in Press Conference with Theresa May After criticizing U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May over...
A number of migrant children under the age of five were reunited with their parents after forced separation as part of a court order on Tuesday in Phoenix, but the reunions happened amid confusion as some children failed to recognize their parents. Children also expressed attachment to social workers who overseed them during the separation and referred to other children held in detention as siblings, the New York Times reports. Brett Kavanaugh Criticized Roe V. Wade As Wrongly Decided Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh delivered a speech just...
  There’s some serious shit going down in the red rock desert of Southern Utah. Six years ago, polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs, president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), was sentenced to life in prison for child sex abuse. And just last year, his brother and successor Lyle was jailed on fraud charges. Thus, a leadership vacuum was created in Hildale, Utah. A former FLDS stronghold, Hildale elected a woman as mayor for the very first time this past November,...
Last August, DJ David Mueller was found guilty of groping Taylor Swift’s bare butt at an event in Denver (in case you don't remember, he was fired for groping her, then sued her for "costing him his job"; Swift countersued for sexual assault and won, and Mueller was ordered to pay $1 in symbolic damages). Today, in a creepy, sexist interview, Mueller told RadarOnline that he now feels like he’s "imprisoned." “Now I’m afraid to even talk to women. I don’t even go near women,”...
If you haven’t heard of congressional candidate MJ Hegar, chances are you will soon: the Texan Democratic candidate’s campaign video has racked up over 2.5 million views so far, kicking off Hegar’s platform with a memorable start. The campaign is one in a series from female candidates who, according to the The Associated Press, have set a record this year for women running for the U.S. House of Representatives. In preparation for this year's 2018 midterm elections, watch Hegar’s video below in addition to campaign ads...
Serena Williams, all-star tennis player and mom to a 10-month-old daughter, has spoken out on Twitter about one of the major challenges that working moms experience: missing their children’s milestones, the Washington Post reports. In a tweet, the tennis star stated that she missed her daughter Olympia’s first steps because she was training. What followed was a mass wave of other working mothers showing their support for Williams and encouraging her that even though she missed a moment, she is still a fantastic mother. Williams, who is...