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Jackie Fuchs on Former Bandmates: 'Being a Bystander Is Not a Crime' 

Former Runaways bassist Jackie Fuchs has responded to the outpouring of support and outrage that’s followed from a Huffington Post story in which she says she was raped by producer Kim Fowley in front of her bandmates. Joan Jett and Cherie Currie have disputed her account; Fuchs wrote in a Facebook note, “All of us… » 7/13/15 9:30am 7/13/15 9:30am

The Seedy Backstory of the Runaways and Their Rapist Svengali Producer

The Huffington Post’s new longform section has a fascinating, deeply disturbing feature today about the Runaways, the all-girl rock band that rocketed Joan Jett and Lita Ford to fame. The group’s former bassist, Jackie Fuchs, has spoken for the first time about her exploitation by producer Kim Fowley, who she says… » 7/09/15 10:10am 7/09/15 10:10am

Obamacare Has Saved Women Over $1.4 Billion in Birth Control Costs

A new study has found that the Affordable Care Act created an immediate drop in out-of-pocket birth control costs for women. The authors saw costs decrease for almost all reversible birth control methods, an average of around $250 per person per year. And that’s even with some health insurance companies still… » 7/08/15 1:45pm 7/08/15 1:45pm

New York Wants Sexual Assaults To Appear on Students' Permanent Records

New York state is proposing new legislation that would require college transcripts to note when a student has been found responsible for sexual assault. The measure, which is currently only required in Virginia, would help put a stop to students being able to transfer schools without the new institution knowing about… » 6/19/15 9:50am 6/19/15 9:50am

Dartmouth Sorority Girl Goes Public With Her Hazing Nightmare

After Andrew Lohse, the former Dartmouth frat boy who revealed some dark secrets about the hazing rituals that are apparently commonplace on campus, there's been a lot of discussion about what exactly goes on in the bowels of fraternity houses. (Kiddie pools full of bodily fluids and eating something called a vomlet,… » 4/10/12 11:30am 4/10/12 11:30am

A Linguistic History of Cocks, Dicks, and Nuts

White Chicago blues guitarist Michael Bloomfield got the shock of his young life when he was traveling to a gig with his hero Muddy Waters, and Waters started talking about how much he loved to suck cock. It took a while for Bloomfield to figure out that Waters was using cock to refer to a woman's vulva, not a man's… » 3/26/12 4:51pm 3/26/12 4:51pm