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Feminist group’s brilliant Playboy hoax promotes ‘consent culture’

Yesterday, the group “Upsetting Rape Culture” and affiliated conspirators redirected traffic from Playboy‘s “annual college party guide” to a convincingly similar one that featured pro-consent statements. The altered “party commandments” aggressively focused on promoting “consent culture,” beginning with the altered home page, which stated: A good college party is all…

Conservative attorney to Obama: ‘Put the Quran down, get up off your knees and come out with your hands up!’

Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman has again called for an Egyptian-style coup to remove President Barack Obama from office. Citing the sparsely attended Muslim demonstration in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2013, as a declaration of victory over Judeo-Christian values, Klayman called on “people of faith and all true patriots”…

Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World

Muslim women in headscarves and elaborately embroidered dresses took to the stage Wednesday for the finale of an Islamic beauty pageant in Indonesia, a riposte to the Miss World contest that has sparked hardline anger. The twenty contestants began the Muslimah World show by elegantly descending a flight of stairs…

Signs of (slow) recovery: New home construction edges up in September

Home building in the United States edged higher in September amid signs that higher mortgage interest rates were keeping buyers on the sidelines, government data released Wednesday showed. Construction starts on new homes rose 0.9 percent to an annual rate of 891,000 in August, after a downwardly revised July pace…

English footballers launch campaign to fight homophobia

The English Premier League said on Wednesday that it is happy for players to wear rainbow-coloured laces this weekend as part of a campaign against homophobia in football. Gay rights charity Stonewall is behind the initiative and has sent the striped laces to all 134 professional clubs in England and…

No more beauty contests for kids: French Senate bans the ‘hyper-sexualization’ of children

The French senate has approved a proposal to ban beauty contests for girls under 16 to prevent what a parliamentary report called the “hyper-sexualisation” of children. The proposal was backed by 196 lawmakers on Tuesday evening and 146 opposed it. It will now become law after being passed in the…

Dozens of British universities join the online education revolution

Dozens of British universities began offering free online courses on Wednesday through a collective portal, joining a global trend started in the United States that opens higher education to the masses. They are initially offering 20 courses including causes of war from King’s College London, studio production from Queen’s University…

Police: S.C. woman stabbed roommate after he refused to turn off Eagles

Police arrested a South Carolina woman accused of stabbing her roommate over his music selection. According to WCIV-TV, 54-year-old Vernett Bader got into an argument with the victim Monday night after he refused to turn off The Eagles. The 64-year-old victim had been watching television with his brother and listening…

Starbucks CEO to gun rights advocates: ‘Guns are not a part of the Starbucks experience’

In an open letter released today, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that Starbucks will now “respectfully request” that gun owners not bring their guns into Starbucks, even in states where “open” or “concealed carry” is permitted. “We’re not pro-gun or anti-gun,” he told Bloomberg Businessweek, but he wanted to stop…

Yahoo Japan develops 3D search engine-printer

Yahoo Japan Corp. has developed a voice-activated Internet search that links to a 3D printer, letting users look online for blueprints to deliver solid objects in a few minutes, the company said. The search engine scours the Internet for information that it can use to print palm-sized renderings of items…

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