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  New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was served a lawsuit on Tuesday after blocking former New York state assemblyman Dov Hikind on Twitter. Suing on the grounds of First Amendment violations, Hikind is seeking restitution for his “viewpoint-based restriction” from AOC’s account, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit lists author Elizabeth Wheeler, journalist Harry Cherry, reporter Ryan Saavedra, and the student group “Students for Trump” as further examples of Twitter users critical of AOC who have been similarly blocked by the elected official. Republican congressional hopeful Joseph...
  According to The Washington Post, “[f]ederal officials are investigating whether agents participated in a private Facebook group for Border Patrol employees that hosted racist, sexist and sexually violent memes about immigrants and officials such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after a report by the investigative site ProPublica.” The private Facebook group is called “I’m 10-15,” a reference to the code used for “aliens in custody.” It was created in August 2016 and has around 9,500 members. It describes itself as “Where Old Patrol Meets New Patrol...we are...

  Anne of Cleves gets a historically bad rap. This is in no small part because she will forever be remembered as Henry VIII’s ‘ugly’ wife; ‘the Flanders Mare.’ Which seems pretty bullshit, because: Have you seen Henry VIII?? Why are we still putting a woman’s entire worth on how fuckable Henry VIII found her? Anne was an incredibly amazing and accomplished woman. she was smart, shrewd, and is far and away the wife I’d most like to have a pint with. (Sorry, Anne B.) Anne grew up the awkward middle child,...
We’re all concerned about the environment - or at least, we all should be. But sometimes it can feel overwhelming to try to figure out how we can best help. That’s why on July 13, BUST & Pussy Powerhouse are teaming up to bring you Zero Waste, an interactive community event with a focus on reducing our personal waste and creating a sustainable future together through fashion, art and food! Zero Waste will feature crafty classes, such as learning how to make your own DIY reusable...
  Jane Boleyn was a bitch – or so history tells us. Centuries after her execution, she remains one of the most vilified figures in history. Opinion of her can be pretty much summarized by Historian C. Coote: ‘The infamous lady Rochford… justly deserved her fate for the concern which she had in bringing Anne Boleyn, as well as her own husband, to the block.’ Aww, remember the good old days when historians could openly celebrate the brutal execution of people… Coote’s opinion isn’t a one-off. You see, Jane is...
  Booze! Who doesn’t love it? Trick question – we all do! But what happens when this universal love suddenly becomes illegal? Well, you drink it anyway…just very craftily. During the prohibition you could be fined thousands and even thrown in jail if you were caught with alcohol, so smuggling booze became serious business. Now, first step for smuggling alcohol – you need to get alcohol to smuggle. While some breweries got through prohibition by making “near beer” (anywhere from 0.5 to 2% alcohol) those who kept on making the strong...
27-year-old Colorado man Christopher Cleary was sentenced up to 5 years in prison on a charge of attempted threat of terrorism by a Utah judge. Arrested in January, Cleary had made threatening posts on Facebook hours before the Women’s March, pledging to kill “as many girls as I see.” In the post, he wrote: “All I wanted was a girlfriend, not 1000 … not a bunch of hoes … I’ve never had a girlfriend before and I’m still a virgin, this is why I’m planning on...

Born into a political powerhouse, the Schuyler sisters—Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy—were expected to make something of themselves. Their father was a General in the American revolutionary army, and the sisters spent their early lives surrounding by the likes of George Washington. Yet despite their incredible upbringing, nobody could have expected that one day Angelica (the eldest), Eliza (the middle child), and Margarita ‘Peggy’ (the youngest) would help shape America. ANGELICA Witty, bright, and razor-sharp, Angelica Schuyler was born in 1756. Pictured later in life with her child She grew up...
  Today, Taiwan’s parliament legalized same-sex marriage in a landmark vote. The self-governing island is the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. In 2017, Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled that defining marriage between a man and a woman was unconstitutional and that same-sex couples had the legal right to be married, furthering LGBT rights on the already LGBT-friendly island. The court gave parliament two years to enact this ruling into law, and the new law will go into effect on May 24. Many LGBT activists, while happy...
  Tammy Jackson, a detainee of Broward County Jail, FL, was forced to give birth alone in an isolated jail cell. After reporting experiencing contractions around 3:00 AM, it took hours for jail staff to contact the on-call physician. The physician said he would check on Jackson when he arrived in the morning. He arrived two hours later, at 10:00 AM. Jackson had already delivered her baby by the time he arrived. She had been in labor alone without any medical assistance for nearly seven hours. Jackson...