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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 22, 2019 at 19:15. 13 comments

Three Men In the Past Month Have Been Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Shootings at Abortion Clinics

Three Men In the Past Month Have Been Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Shootings at Abortion Clinics

A man was arrested and charged Wednesday after he allegedly posted threats online that he was going to “shoot up” a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Washington, D.C.

Jacob Cooper, a 20-year-old from Tennessee, reportedly used social platform iFunny, which is a breeding ground for white supremacists. “Make sure you tell them about how I plan to shoot up a planned parenthood facility in...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 15, 2019. 20 comments

What Could Marco Rubio's Chief of Staff Have Against These Specific Professions?

What Could Marco Rubio's Chief of Staff Have Against These Specific Professions?

Michael Needham, chief of staff for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), seems to be really bothered by people who are in some very specific underpaid, majority female careers:

Needham was weighing in on a discussion stemming from an Atlantic article on the rise of careers catering to the wealthy, including in the fitness industry and among salon workers.

These all sound like incredibly difficult careers....

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 14, 2019. 6 comments

Where in the World Is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Where in the World Is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Even though Jeffrey Epstein, who was widely accused of sexual abuse, was found dead in his jail cell Saturday after an apparent suicide, there are still many people who are alive and could be prosecuted for working with him. One of those people is Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, who, allegedly, authorities can’t find.

The Washington Post reported: “According to people...

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Jack Crosbie Jack Crosbie Apr 30, 2019. 19 comments

You Knew Trump Was Going to Make the Baylor Women's Basketball Team's Visit Real Weird

You Knew Trump Was Going to Make the Baylor Women's Basketball Team's Visit Real Weird

The Baylor women’s basketball team, this year’s NCAA champions, visited the White House today and presented the president with a jersey. Trump, of course, made it real weird.

That’s a uh... weird thing to say! Why would you say that?

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey did a reasonable job of being pretty low key about it, deflecting with a comment about how maybe he could give it to Melania instead. It’s...

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Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Apr 04, 2019. 18 comments

Joe Biden Offers a Non-Apology Apology to All the Women He’s Touched

Joe Biden Offers a Non-Apology Apology to All the Women He’s Touched

In a short video released on Wednesday, former vice president and likely 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden responded to a series of women who have come forward to complain about his behavior, saying he would be more “respectful” in future but pointedly not apologizing for his past conduct.

“In the coming months I expect to be talking to you about a whole lot of issues,” Biden began,...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Mar 21, 2019. 13 comments

John HickenNOPEr

John HickenNOPEr

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a former geologist and underdog candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination with an easy-to-mock name , went on CNN tonight for a town hall. It was an attempt to buoy his currently minuscule chances in the race. Instead, Hickenlooper said something really dumb.

“Governor, some of your male competitors have vowed to put a woman on the...

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Samantha Grasso Samantha Grasso Mar 08, 2019. 9 comments

Fox News Wishes a Happy International Women's Day to Female CEO Named in Roger Ailes Suits

Fox News Wishes a Happy International Women's Day to Female CEO Named in Roger Ailes Suits

In the Year of our Lord 2019, women can do basically anything now, including lead wars , judge court cases with a sexist lens , and also lead racist news coverage as the CEO of a Trump-loving propaganda machine.

On Fox & Friends on Friday, which is International Women’s Day, host Ainsley Earhardt and Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce discussed economic trends that apparently show all women are...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Feb 25, 2019. 22 comments

Federal Judge Rules It's Unconstitutional to Only Draft Men Into the Military 

Federal Judge Rules It's Unconstitutional to Only Draft Men Into the Military 

A federal judge in Houston has ruled that a military draft that only applies to men is unconstitutional, according to the New York Times. The ruling cited the fact that women are now allowed to serve in combat roles.

From the Times:

Judge Gray H. Miller of Federal District Court in the Southern District of Texas took note of the Supreme Court’s 1981 ruling that the exclusion of women from the...

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Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Feb 06, 2019. 15 comments

Does He Think They're Cheering for Him?

Does He Think They're Cheering for Him?

Well, this was a weird moment.

Given the fact that there are more women in Congress than ever before, and the fact that the vast majority of them are Democrats who were elected as part of a wave of anti-Trump sentiment during the 2018 midterms...I suppose the president is right to take some sort of credit for this one. Just, not in the way he thinks.

Also the “USA!” chants were gross.

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Caitlin Schneider Caitlin Schneider Jan 25, 2019. 10 comments

The Equal Rights Amendment Is Not Dead Yet

The Equal Rights Amendment Is Not Dead Yet

On March 22, 1972, in an 84–8 vote, the United States Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment.

The mission of the ERA, as set out in its first clause, was simple enough: to ensure that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

The vote was one step in a seemingly assured journey for the ERA. It had widespread...

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Samantha Grasso Samantha Grasso Jan 03, 2019. 6 comments

Politico: Women Can  Do  Wars  Too! 

Politico: Women  Can  Do  Wars  Too! 

The future is female , and nothing makes that more definitive than the news that women are now leading the nation’s military-industrial complex. As of 2019, four of the five biggest defense contractors in the country are now lead by female CEOs, according to Politico! Yay!

Now, a majority of the people leading our nation in “questioning stale assumptions” about making weapons, “negotiating...

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Tiffani DuPree Tiffani DuPree Nov 18, 2017. 4 comments

BAN CHARGING FOR TAMPONS IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS

BAN CHARGING FOR TAMPONS IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS

Welcome to Ban Week, in which Splinter writers build a case for burning it all down.

The very first time I saw free tampons in a public restroom was in September of this year. I had to do a double take. I was so surprised that they were not in a metal dispenser being sold for 25 cents (or more!). No, these were neatly placed in a round container on the counter, easily accessible—offered up...

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Splinter Video Splinter Video Nov 15, 2017.

How #MeToo Is Taking the Movement Against Sexual Harassment From Social Media to the Streets

How #MeToo Is Taking the Movement Against Sexual Harassment From Social Media to the Streets

After the wave of sexual assault allegations against powerful men in media and politics over the past month, the #MeToo movement has made the powerful leap from social media to the streets. But where does that leave the traditionally marginalized communities of color who created #MeToo as a safe space for themselves more than a decade ago?

“History tells us that our voices, the voices of women...

Tiffani DuPree Tiffani DuPree Sep 28, 2017.

TV Is Finally Making Real Progress On Getting Women And People Of Color Behind The Camera

TV Is Finally Making Real Progress On Getting Women And People Of Color Behind The Camera

The number of first-time female and ethnically diverse TV directors rose in record numbers for the 2016–2017 television season, according to a Directors Guild of America study released on Wednesday.

The percentage of first-time TV directors of color since the 2009–2010 season more than doubled and the percentage of women almost tripled, the DGA found. And the increases in just the last two...

Splinter Video Splinter Video Sep 23, 2017. 4 comments

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Jordan Rudner Jordan Rudner Jul 26, 2017. 3 comments

The Fight to Save Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic

The Fight to Save Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic

It’s been more than four decades since the Supreme Court ruled that women had a constitutional right to have an abortion—but for Kentucky women, that right may soon only be theoretical. There’s only one surgical abortion provider in the entire state, and it’s on the brink of shutting down.

A series of legal battles and continued protests have put the fate of the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, in...

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Anna-Catherine Brigida Anna-Catherine Brigida May 10, 2017. 1 comments

Mexico Just Crowned Its First Women's Soccer Champions

Mexico Just Crowned Its First Women's Soccer Champions

The Pachuca Tuzas were crowned as the first champions of the Liga MX women’s soccer league after beating the Tijuana Xolas 9-1 in the championship game held on Saturday.

Soccer isn’t just “for men” in Mexico anymore. The first women’s professional soccer league, which premiered this year, could potentially be the start of breaking down the machismo and the stereotypes associated with the...

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Nidhi Prakash Nidhi Prakash Apr 05, 2017. 2 comments

A Federal Court Just Ruled That LGBTQ Americans Are Protected From Employment Discrimination

A Federal Court Just Ruled That LGBTQ Americans Are Protected From Employment Discrimination

While LGBTQ protections are gradually being scraped away by the Trump administration, a federal court made a landmark ruling on Tuesday affirming that civil rights laws protect LGBTQ Americans from employment discrimination.

Kim Hively, a math teacher in South Bend, IN, filed the case (Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College) in 2014 after the college, she said, forced her from her job when they...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Mar 25, 2017.

This week in God's will, according to Republican lawmakers

This week in God's will, according to Republican lawmakers

Theologians have spent centuries laboring over the question of divine intent and the problem of pain. This week, we were fortunate enough to receive two new contributions to the discourse.

First up, we have Representative Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania, grappling with the contradictions of divine omnipotence and a fallen world. Asked at a town hall about proposed budget cuts to...

Isha Aran Isha Aran Mar 23, 2017.

Solange gave the most brilliant quote about why she's a proud black intersectional feminist

Solange gave the most brilliant quote about why she's a proud black intersectional feminist

Solange Knowles, the moon to Beyoncé’s sun, is known for being outspoken as an artist, a black woman, and a feminist. Whether it’s talking (or singing) about black women’s hair or sharing her stories of harassment, Solange has kept the conversation moving forward, and in a recent interview with Bust she continues to do so. But first, look at this cover. Damn.

Bust also published some excerpts...

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