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Bye, Brock Turner's Judge California Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, known for giving Brock Turner a lenient sentence after the Stanford student sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, was removed from office last night. The Washington Post reports that 59.6% of voters supported his removal. “Women across all sectors of society are standing up saying, ‘Enough is enough,’” Stanford professor and Recall Judge Aaron Persky Campaign Chairwoman Michele Dauber told the publication. Read the full story in The Washington Post.  Rest in Peace, Kate Spade Yesterday, designer Kate Spade...
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, finding that the baker from Masterpiece Cakeshop maintained the legal right to deny a product to customers if it violates his religious beliefs—welcome to Pride Month, everybody! Who you are as a person is now legally viewed as violating someone’s religious beliefs.  This ruling comes just three years and a few weeks off from the court’s landmark 5-4 decision making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. While the...
Bill Clinton Still Believes He "Did The Right Thing" In an interview on Today, former president Bill Clinton was asked if he would have handled his affair with Monica Lewinsky diifferently in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Clinton responded by saying that he would still fight his impeachment rather than resign, “I think I did the right thing. I defended the Constitution.” He also admitted to never privately apologizing to Lewinsky. Clinton added that while he likes the #MeToo movement, he doesn’t “agree with everything.” Bill Murray Has...
Roxana Hernandez Dies In ICE CustodyRoxana Hernandez, 33, has died in ICE custody. Hernandez (pictured above) was a trans woman from Honduras who arrived at the border as one of about 60 Central American trans women immigrants seeking asylum in a caravan organized by immigration rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras. Hernandez was then held for five days by ICE in a cell described as an “icebox,” a holding cell that the American Immigration Council has called “inadequate for any overnight attention” because it is “routinely...
Eleven Saudi women's rights activists, most of them women who were fighting for the right to drive, have been detained since last week in Saudi Arabia, reports CNN. The arrests come just weeks before the countrywide ban on women driving is scheduled to end. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, announced last year that the ban on women driving would be lifted on June 24, 2018. The decision caused many Saudi women's rights activists, including those who have...
  Unemployment is a terrifying thought for most Americans, trying to stay afloat in a country where work is life, life is expensive, and well-paying jobs are hard to come by. On April 11, 2018, thousands of Americans were left unemployed after President Donald Trump signed into law the SESTA/FOSTA bill, which was passed by Congress in March. These people have been left devastated, their livelihoods uncertain. Surprised you haven’t heard about this? Perhaps it’s because the population impacted by this bill is one of the...
Ireland Says "Yes" To Abortion Rights On Friday, Ireland voted on whether or not to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which made abortion illegal. The results came in on Saturday, and abortion rights won in a landslide, 66.4% to 33.6%. Read more at the Irish Times.The Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case On Arkansas’ Medication Abortion BanToday, the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to an Arkansas law restricting abortion rights. The law will make medication abortion illegal in the state and close two of the...

As you have probably seen or heard, our fearless, trash-bag-shaped approximation of a president—in a move that endangers the lives and the healthcare of American women, trans men, and nonbinary folks—dropped a metaphorical bomb earlier this week. In a speech before an anti-choice organization hilariously named after Susan B. Anthony, Trump announced a "gag rule" prohibiting health care providers that offer abortion services, abortion-related counseling, or referrals to abortion providers from receiving federal Title X grant funding. So! Since we know that critical thinking isn't a...
Ireland Votes On Abortion Referendum The Guardian reports that today Ireland will vote on whether to repeal or keep the constitutional amendment that makes abortion illegal. Since 1983, and the clause has put the “right to life of the unborn” on an equal level with the life of the pregnant person, making it illegal to get an abortion in Ireland, even in cases of rape, incest or fetal abnormality. Hopefully, that will change today. #RepealThe8th Betsy DeVos Tells Schools To Call ICE on Children The Root reports that when...