Saudi Arabia will let its female athletes compete in the Olympics for the first time, its embassy in London said. Until now, Saudi Arabia was one of three countries that did not allow women to participate in the games. The other two -- Qatar and Brunei -- also reversed course this year and said they will send female athletes to the London games, which begin July 27.Read more »
Today, June 23, cognitive scientists, tech enthusiasts, and gay activists will come together to celebrate Alan Turing, the man who, in the 1950s, along with colleague John von Neumann, reanimated human consciousness and inspired a century of technological determinism. Turing, the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, the man whose mathematical genius gave birth to the "conscious" machine via the Turing Test, would have turned 100 this month.Read more »
One week ago, the Michigan House of Representatives was taking up some of the most restrictive anti-choice legislation in the country. It was in the context of this bill that I said, "Finally Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but 'no' means 'no.'" You can watch me say that here. My comment is made around the 1:50 mark, and you can see exactly how the legislators seated behind me reacted. While there was a scatter of applause from my colleagues, there were no dropped jaws, bulging eyes or fainting.Read more »
A gun advocate is asking gun-owning fishermen to grab a handgun and join him for a day of fishing at the Navarre Beach Pier. A group called "Florida Open Carry Panhandle" is asking fishermen to come out here on July 7 wearing handguns on their hips.Read more »
A woman riding on the back of a motorbike stark naked was pulled over by police - because she wasn’t wearing her helmet.Read more »
Municipal Court Judge Mark Mihok charged Durrell Brooks with contempt of court Thursday and gave him three days in jail. Mihok said he saw that Brooks’ pants were down and he could see his underwear.
"I don't have a dress code," Mihok said. "People can wear really whatever they want, but they have to cover up. I can't accept people showing their underwear in a courtroom."
Brooks was the third person in a month to be sent to jail by Mihok for sagging. He said one man's pants were so low that they weren't even touching the seat when he sat down.Read more »
Michigan lawmakers approve key parts of hardline anti-abortion law package - Michigan lawmakers have voted in favour of key parts of anti-abortion laws that pro-choice campaigners claim could shut down most abortion clinics in the state. The state's House of Representatives voted by 70 to 39 in favour of the main new piece of proposed legislation on Wednesday, with two more bills still awaiting votes. The law is now set to move to the state's Senate in September and is likely to put Michigan are the forefront of America's battle over abortion rights.Read more »
A California water agency director has been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse after a neighbor shot and posted online video of him whipping his stepson with a belt after he failed to catch a baseball. Sheriff's Lt. Scott Sheppeard tells the Imperial Valley Press 34-year-old Imperial Irrigation District Director Anthony Sanchez was arrested Friday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.Read more »
An alternative idea that truly provides equality as well as actually separating church and state.Read more »
NOTE: There are women who survive by taking certain medications, and if they are raped or a condom breaks, and they get pregnant, they can't take that medication- resulting in life-threatening consequences.
As a side discussion, check out this link below, about the semen law and its friends, a while back. Ironically, it was a joke, and anyone who is "pro-life" would find these laws laughable. The reality is, however, that we're taking one side seriously and not the other, and for completely gendered reasons.Read more »
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