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Anita Sarkeesian explains how Nintendo made PMS into a gameplay mechanic

Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian unveiled the latest episode of her “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” mini-series on Thursday. The series explores how video games portray and utilize women. Sarkeesian started off the new episode by attempting to dispel the misperception that she is trying to make people feel bad about enjoying video

Republican candidate: Obamacare ‘as destructive’ as slavery

Republican congressional candidate Bill O’Brien on Thursday said that the Affordable Care Act was as bad as slavery laws in the United States. “And what is Obamacare?” he said at an Americans for Prosperity event in Concord, New Hampshire. “It is a law as destructive to personal and individual liberty as the Fugitive Slave

Prosecutor: Alabama parents beat son to death for wetting pants

An Alabama couple has been charged with capital murder after a 5-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death for urinating in his pants. According to WBRC, Anniston police responded on July 26 to a call that said 5-year-old Gregory Caver was having breathing problems. The boy later died after being transported to Stringfellow Memorial

Assange: Manning verdict ‘a collapse of the rule of law’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday blasted the United States for finding Army Private First Class Bradley Manning guilty of leaking thousands of diplomatic cables. In an interview with Vice, Assange said he was “not surprised” by the verdict and that “we succeeded” by overcoming the more serious charges, which carried a potential death

Rep. Ellison sings adorably for Minnesota marriage equality

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was beaming from ear to ear on Thursday as he played the guitar and sang in his Capitol Hill office to promote a new law legalizing same sex marriage in Minnesota. “This land is your land, this land is my land / From California to the New York island,” Ellison

Florida education chief resigns after fixing charter school grades for GOP donor

Florida Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett resigned on Thursday after he was accused of changing a grading system while serving as Indiana school superintendent so that a Republican donor’s charter school would not receive bad marks, according to The Miami Herald. An Associated Press report earlier this week found that Bennett had quickly overhauled

D.C. ex-gay rally draws fewer than 10 attendees

In spite of organizers’ predictions of thousands of marchers, a rally for the ex-gay movement drew fewer than 10 attendees on Wednesday. According to Right Wing Watch, Sandy Rios of American Family Radio and “ex-gay lobbying day” organizer Christopher Doyle said on Tuesday that “thousands of ex-gays are descending” on Washington for a rally

Georgia State student: Opposing ‘White Student Union’ is ‘ignorant and closed-minded’

The student who is responsible for creating a controversial “White Student Union” at Georgia State University has accused opponents of the group of being “ignorant and closed-minded.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday reported that official at the university had started receiving complaints soon after freshman Patrick Sharp started his club, which he says is

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