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Fathers and Childless Women in Academia Are 3x More Likely to Get Tenure Than Women With Kids

If you are a man, having children will likely improve your career prospects; if you are a woman, having children will almost certainly hurt them. Specifically, if you’re a woman with children in academia, the “baby penalty” means that men with children and childless women are three times more likely to get tenure than…

Cleveland Mayor Apologizes for Billing Tamir Rice's Family $500 for Ambulance Ride

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is sorry about the bill Tamir Rice’s family received for the ambulance service and ride to a hospital that didn’t save the child’s life. This comes after public outcry about the bill, which seemed flatly monstrous considering the reason 12-year-old Rice needed an ambulance: that he was…

American Idol Contestant Potentially Saves His Marriage By Being Kicked Off the Show

After duetting with Fantasia on her song “I Believe,” Jordan Sasser—dad to Westlund, husband to Alex, worship leader to the people—was kicked off American Idol Thursday night. The writing was on the wall the night prior, when the judges labeled his performance overly “theatrical,” but still: it must hurt to …

Democratic Candidates Apparently Can't Bring Themselves to Say the Word 'Abortion' Onstage

It seemed odd to a lot of people that the Democratic candidates debated each other on five separate occasions without being asked about abortion. The situation became much more curious last night, when Bernie Sanders finally raised the issue — but without using the word “abortion.” Clinton, too, never used the actual…

The Trailer For Mother's Day Is An Insult to Mothers Everywhere 

Oh, look. Another Garry Marshall ensemble comedy about a holiday that typically (and understandably) doesn’t have movies made about it in which actors of varying degrees of fame are thrown into a Vitamix along with a screenplay written by a robot, pureed until reaching the consistency of chunky vomit, and lit like a…

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