A Nigerian court on Monday postponed the murder trial of a 14-year-old girl accused of poisoning the 35-year-old man she was forced to marry, a case that has thrown the spotlight on the influence of Islamic law in region.
A growing body of research links violent video games to aggressive and antisocial behavior.
"By now you're probably heard of #Gamergate, the internet lynch mob masquerading as a movement for ethics in video game journalism. Though #Gamergaters, as they're known, have repeatedly targeted their critics with rape and death threats, drawing rebukes from the broader gaming community, surprisingly few observers have asked whether violent video games themselves may have triggered this sort of abhorrent behavior." - Mother Jones
MoveOn's new Supervoter campaign features women voters who hold the fate of the Senate in their hands. And you can help the Supervoters by spreading the word. The Supervoter ad campaign is part of a major effort by MoveOn members across the country to turn out women voters, which includes a massive volunteer-led get-out-the-vote calling [...]
Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to let stand gay marriage laws in several states does not mean Ohio automatically will follow suit, says a gay rights leader. That’s because Ohio’s ban remains under appeal with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, says Ian James, executive director of FreedomOhio, a group circulating a petition to overturn the state’s 2004 constitutional ban on gay marriage.
PBS NewsHour Why journalism has a gender problem PBS NewsHour The issue of newsroom diversity is not limited to gender — it is also important to promote people of diverse socioeconomic and racial backgrounds, the report said.
The Guardian Islamic State recruiting women from US heartland The Guardian US law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants'...
We need to change the face of the U.S. Senate. It's the only way to finally start getting things done in Washington. And in 2016, when we elect a feminist woman as president, she'll have the allies she'll need to enact her agenda....
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a conservative Christian audience Wednesday that secular arguments about the public role of religion were “absurd.” “I think the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to...
Quartz An alarming crackdown on LGBT rights is hitting Grindr and other online ... Quartz Social media—legitimately praised as democratic mobilizing tools in the Arab world—now are being used for major civil rights violations in Egypt.
Toronto Star Camille Paglia on Shakespeare, sexuality and gender Toronto Star “I wrote in 'The Theatre of Gender' all about David Bowie. When he reached the high point of his career in the early '70s, he captured this magic exactly.