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Parents must teach their children about porn and consent

Suzanne Moore: As we teach kids how to cross the road, so parents must now teach them about porn and consent ‘How was school?” As every parent knows, this question is usually met by a grunt and “Why haven’t you bought the biscuits I like?” Then later on they accuse…

Alleged Klansman accused of inventing truck-mounted death ray for Israel

A General Eclectic mechanic in New York, who allegedly was also a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists after he developed a radiation weapon intended to be used against against Muslims and “enemies of Israel,” the Department of Justice said…

Virginia Republican pleads guilty to dozens of counts of voter fraud

A Virginia Republican and supporter of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) pleaded guilty on Tuesday to perjury and 36 counts of voter fraud. Adam Ward, 28, claimed he collected more than 11,000 petition signatures for Gingrich during the Republican presidential primaries, in an effort to ensure the candidate’s embattled…

Republican rep.: Children should be taught ‘traditional’ gender roles

In a speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) said that young boys and girls should be taught classes about their roles in a marriage “at a very young age.” Huffington Post characterized Gingrey’s remarks as a treatise on preventing children…

Kickstarter pick-up guide tells men: ‘Pull out your c-ck and put her hand on it’

The online fundraising site Kickstarter came under criticism on Wednesday for giving a platform to a project encouraging men to become “modern alpha males” based on online advice that included putting womens’ hands on their penises. Feministing reported that “Above The Game,” a book project proposed by Reddit user Ken…

Serena Williams on Steubenville victim-blaming remarks: They were ‘insensitive and hurtful’

By Martin Pengelly, The Guardian World No 1 says of interview in Rolling Stone: ‘What was written – what I supposedly said – is insensitive and hurtful’ Serena Williams has issued a statement in response to a furore created by her remarks regarding the Steubenville high school football rape case. In a Rolling…

Texas Senate OKs bill aimed at closing nearly every abortion clinic in the state

Republicans on Tuesday passed a slate of new abortion restrictions by a vote of 20 to 10 that critics say will force all but five of the state’s abortion clinics to shut their doors forever. S.B. 5 would require abortion clinics to hire doctors with hospital admitting privileges, mandate that…

NASA Cassini probe to photograph Earth from 898 million miles away

Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft will take an image of Earth from 1.44bn kilometres away. From there, our planet will look like the expected images of alien earths around other stars Nasa takes pictures of Earth all the time – but not like this. The Cassini spacecraft is in orbit around Saturn,…

Bachmann took IRS job to ‘understand the enemy’ and ‘defeat the tax code’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Wednesday explained that she had worked as an “insurgent” with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after graduating from law school to “understand the enemy from the inside” and “defeat the tax code.” “Well, it’s been a hundred years now that we’ve had the current United…

European space agency enlists Russia to search for life on Mars

By Irene Klotz PARIS (Reuters) – The European Space Agency signed final contracts with Thales Alenia Space Italy for work on a pair of missions to assess if the planet Mars has or ever had life, officials said at the Paris Airshow this week. Until last year, the ExoMars program…

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