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Rep. Maxine Waters Reclaims Her Time (Again) Rep. Maxine Waters stood firm against Rep. Mike Kelly (a Republican) during a debate about rolling back Obama-era auto lending guidance, which Republicans successfully reversed so that the new guidance didn’t address discrimination in auto lending. When told to stop arguing with Kelly by Kelly's fellow Republican Tom McClintock, Waters said, "You did not interrupt [Kelly] when he was making those outrageous remarks about him knowing more about discrimination than I know about discrimination. I resent that, and I...
 R. Kelly's Music Is Removed From Spotify Playlists Billboard reports that Spotify is removing R. Kelly’s music from their playlists because the sexual assault accusations against him mean he's in violation of their new "public hate content and hateful conduct" policy. R. Kelly’s music will remain on Spotify but will not appear in any of Spotify’s official playlists and is no longer included in their algorithms. Chris Brown Is Being Sued For Sexual Assault   Variety reports that an anonymous woman is suing Chris Brown and his friend, Lowell...
The untamed yard of my childhood home was the stuff of fiction about a deserted Earth: overgrown grass high enough to tickle the knee, ivy wrapping around the deserted metal of monkey bars, the lone yellow swing hanging from the branch of a decrepit maple hollowed out by raccoons. The shed roof groaned under the weight of dirt and moss and the noxious pink flowers of Herb Robert. “There’s a whole ecosystem up there,” my dad often said.To our left was the pretty, manicured lawn of our neighbors. Every...
Roman Polanski Is A Literal Ball Of Slime The Chicago Tribune reports that Roman Polanski—who pled guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and fled the country to avoid sentencing—claimed that #MeToo is not a movement but a fit of “collective hysteria,” because he can’t think of anything better to do than pathologize women. He also said that “Everyone is trying to sign up, chiefly out of fear.” Fear of what? Being assaulted in the workplace? Oh, wait... Black Mama’s Bail Out Frees 100...
Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general of eight years, resigned this morning amid allegations of physical assault. The New Yorker reports that four women who have been romantically involved with Schneiderman have accused him of hitting, slapping, and choking them on several occasions, without consent and typically after drinking. Most recently, Schneiderman is known for his role in prosecuting Harvey Weinstein. “How can you put a perpetrator in charge of the country’s most important sexual-assault case?” one of Schneiderman’s accusers, Michelle Manning Barish, told The...
For much of history, women's greatest expectation was to marry well and pop out a couple of well-bred babies (preferably boys). So, when a man promised to marry a woman, it was serious business. Weddings weren’t just planned, but whole were lives turned around. Working women quit their jobs in preparation for married life (losing any source of independent income), and illegitimate children occasionally sprang up. After all that, a groom changing his mind left the bride, well, screwed. Depending on how well off she was to...
27 More Women Accuse Charlie Rose Of Sexual Harassment Charlie Rose, the CBS anchor accused of sexual assault who is allegedly alreading planning his redemption arc, has just been accused of 27 more counts of sexual harrassment, from 14 employees at CBS and 13 women who worked with Rose elsewhere. Rose reportedly has called these new claims “unfair and inaccurate.” Learn more in The Washington Post. Redskins Cheerleaders Were Pushed Into A Topless Photo Shoot—In Front Of Male Sponsors The New York Times reports that during a 2013...
Iowa Passes “Heartbeat” Abortion Bill Early this morning, Iowa’s Senate voted to pass a ban on abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which typically happens in the sixth week of pregnancy—before many people know they're pregnant. Governor Kim Richards has not yet signed the bill. The Des Moines Register reports that Republicans who voted for the bill hope that it goes to the Supreme Court and overturns Roe V. Wade. Read more at the Des Moines Register. Planned Parenthood Sues The Trump Administration Planned Parenthood is suing the...
Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein Ashley Judd was one of the first actresses to come forward about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment last fall. Yesterday, Judd filed a lawsuit against the producer, who she says blocked her from getting movie roles. “My career was damaged because I rebuffed Mr. Weinstein’s sexual advances. I know it for a fact,” she told ABC News. Read the full story at ABC News.  Chicago Charter Schools Are Reportedly “Dehumanizing” Students NPR ran a story earlier this month about the Noble Network of Charter...
Down with the “Pied Piper” The Time's Up movement is calling for R. Kelly to be muted and his concert scheduled for May 11th at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to be canceled. A call to action was reposted by several women including Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Constance Wu, Amber Tamblyn, Robin Thede, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Insecure’s Amanda Seales, after years of sexual assault allegations. Read more at Vulture. Twin Peaks’ Pamela Gidley Dies at 52 Time reports that actress Pamela Gidley, who starred in “Fire Walk With Me,”...