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  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...
Last night, Trump nominated federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left by Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. This morning, Politico reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to block Kavanaugh and told CBS This Morning that “I don’t think he would have been put on this list had he not been one of these hard right judges.” Who is Kavanaugh, though, other than one of the judges who famously argued for Clinton’s impeachment? We’ve compiled a list of just some of the reasons why Trump's...
Pregnant immigrant women detained in ICE detention centers are not receiving adequate medical treatment during miscarriages, reports BuzzFeed News; one woman said that she asked for medical care when she realized she was miscarrying and was refused; instead, she "spent about eight days lying down." According to doctors and lawyers involved in these cases, the policies directing the treatment of pregnant women have changed during the Trump administration, leading to more health risks for pregnant women. Read more at BuzzFeed News. The Government Will Fail To...
The UN was expected to pass a resolution that would require countries to provide accurate information about the benefits of breastfeeding, and to limit the inaccuracy of marketing for formula and other substitutes. In another attack on women and children, the US opposed this resolution and blackmailed smaller countries into opposing it as well. Check out the full story from The New York Times. Federal Authorities Use DNA Tests To Reunite Families After a federal court ordered the Trump administration to reunite families, officials are scrambling because...
Between children representing themselves in court and Trump’s creepy qualifications for a Supreme Court justice nominee, it’s been hard to feel patriotic this year. But one woman, Therese Patricia Okoumou of Staten Island and the New York-based direct action group Rise and Resist, made us all proud this holiday by scaling the base of the Statue of Library in protest against current immigration policies and the Trump Administration. Okoumou was arrested for trespassing and pleaded not guilty yesterday in federal court. “Michelle Obama said when they go low, we...
Our favorite political celebrity Chrissy Teigen spoke out at the Keep Families Together Rally in L.A. this weekend, bringing her infant son Miles onstage and speaking proudly about her experience as the daughter of an immigrant, Cosmopolitan reports. Teigen gave a passionate speech about how “immigrants don’t come here to take from us, they add to what makes America special.” Read more at Cosmopolitan. Trump’s Office For Report Immigrant Crime Doesn’t Have Much to Do For all of Trump’s talk about “criminal aliens,” the call center he...
Yesterday's Annapolis, Maryland shooter had a history of harassing women, like many mass shooters do. The suspect in custody for the murder of five people at The Capital Gazette newspaper reportedly held a grudge against the newspaper because they reported about the harassment case set against him by a former high school peer. Read more at CBS News. Almost 600 Women Arrested for Protesting ICE The Women’s March organized a sit-in to protest ICE at the Senate’s Hart Office Building yesterday, and almost 600 women were arrested....