For Team Newtown Strong, Boston Bombing Is a Tragedy Within a Tragedy

In the days and weeks that follow the Boston Marathon bombing, media outlets will begin the grim task of sorting through a matryoshka doll of personal tragedies, although one such doubly tragic storyline has already emerged: the race was dedicated to the 26 victims of the Newtown school shooting, and not only did nine… » 4/16/13 10:00am 4/16/13 10:00am

When Reporting Sexual Abuse Makes Your Life Worse

As anyone who's attended a freshman orientation rape prevention seminar can tell you, sexual victimization is much more common than most people are comfortable admitting, and most sexual abuse goes unreported. And while profiles of sexual abuse victims are more diverse than fast food restaurants' Kidz Klub mascots,… » 6/22/12 6:00pm 6/22/12 6:00pm

Judge Rules that Taxing Texas Strip Clubs Doesn't Violate Free Speech…

Last month, we reported on the court battle over a law in Texas that requires strip clubs to pay a so-called "pole tax" of $5 per patron. Club owners claimed that since nude dancing is a form of expression, the tax violated their right to free speech and were refusing to pay up. This week, the Texas Supreme Court… » 8/27/11 6:25pm 8/27/11 6:25pm

Unicorns, Easy-Bake Ovens, And Vibrators, Or: I Believe In The Radical…

I've been mulling over a few things after a shit storm went down at my job last week. And when I say "my job," I mean this site, obvs. All of us on staff here work really fucking hard, and I take the stress and problems I encounter to bed with me every night-literally, because I fall asleep in front of my laptop and… » 6/18/08 5:40pm 6/18/08 5:40pm