BY Andrea Stopa in Blog Leads on May 12, 2014 |
"Not Happily Every After" is a new campaign launched on May 8th in Ireland, featuring this uncomfortable and eye-catching image:
The campaign focuses on sexual violence in relationships, with the caption:
The fairytale never said anything about Prince Charming using sex as a weapon to exert his power over the beautiful princess, or demanding it from her even when she said no.
The venture is a joint project between Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Blog Leads on Apr 07, 2014 |
A man named Michael Robertson was arrested in Boston for taking secret photos and videos up the skirts and dresses of multiple women on the subway last month.
Hooray ! A man faced actual consequences for harassing women in public and treating female bodies as his to ogle!
Except that the state's Supreme Judicial Court ruled the violations legal. Yup, he totally got away with it. The court referenced the state's Peeping Tom laws, saying ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Blog Leads on Mar 03, 2014 |
Attention everyone! We may have a new future leader of the free world. Or at least, the free-to-be-me-and-stoned world. Thirteen year old Danielle Lei grabbed the attention of news outlets everywhere after selling 117 boxes of cookies in 2 hours. Her place of business? The local marijuana dispensary. I know, right? She’s a pint-sized genius. For any of us that have ever had to sell something door to door, I’m sure you can recall having a ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Blog Leads on Feb 24, 2014 |
Conor Oberst, known mostly for his crooning as lead singer of Bright Eyes and star of our teenage angst, is pursuing a lawsuit regarding comments on a xoJane article that directed allegations of rape and sexual assault at Oberst. The XO Jane article told the story of a woman who was abused by a rock-star boyfriend, and author of the comments felt comfortable sharing her alleged experience with Oberst, claiming she was raped by the singer at the age of 16. ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Blog Leads on Jan 31, 2014 |
Good morning! The fact that it's just shy of noon and here you are – on a weekday! – suggests that you, amigo, are rolling fast down the hill of procrastinating at whatever it is you call “work.” You've made the usual rounds, of course: Facebook, Twitter, that flickering, guilty glance at The New York Times or Huffington Post – but your dallying is eventually fruitless. Because someone has put up an eye-catching “Twenty Disney ... Read More