Early Tuesday morning, a man attacked residents of the Tsukui Yamayuri-En disability facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, killing at least 19 and wounding approximately 25.
On Friday afternoon, Newt Gingrich, your mother’s oddly hard stuffed Santa doll that sits on your mantel and quietly spreads holiday malice, said something not crazy, about how black Americans have it harder than white Americans can ever comprehend. And I think he probably liked how that felt.
Protestors marched in Rio de Janiero on May 27, attempting to reach the Supreme Court before being pepper sprayed by the police. The protests were intended to denounce a “culture of rape” in the city that was most recently and horrifically illustrated by the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.
I do not have any patience for “pranks,” which is a made-up thing that allows people to be terrible to other people in a socially-acceptable context. When judgement day comes, “pranksters” will be the first to be sent straight to Hell. Wow, do I hate pranks and their pranksters.
Several extremely disturbing videos uploaded to YouTube Tuesday night and Wednesday morning purport to be audio of a user on the video game website Twitch beating a woman as she screams and pleads for him to stop. The videos are generating a fair amount of online outrage, including on Reddit and Twitter; in the…
An unidentified American woman was forced from a public women’s restroom because she could not convince police that she is female.
San Antonio school district police officer Joshua Kehm, who was shown in a video last week slamming a 12-year-old female student to the ground, has been fired.
I recently received a text from my dead brother’s girlfriend. I still think of Dana as Junior’s girlfriend even though it’s been 15 years since he was killed. We’re not close anymore, but her daughter, who was conceived the week before he died, is my niece; we remain connected through the trauma we shared.
A San Antonio school district police officer has been placed on paid leave following a video depicting him slamming a middle school student to the ground face-first, CBS reports.
Trump rallies have become vaguely political fronts for white supremacist-sponsored fight clubs, with attendees (protestors and supporters alike) accepting the very real possibility that they will be punched. But not horses. The horses didn’t ask for any of this.
Today in tragic non-surprises: an Australian study finds that online harassment of women has very nearly become the “established norm.” Women under 30 are especially susceptible.
Christopher Plaskon, 18, pleaded no contest Monday on charges that he murdered classmate Maren Sanchez in 2014. Sanchez was 16 and a junior at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut, when Plaskon stabbed her to death. Sanchez had rejected his invitation to come with him to the prom.
A man who killed three people and injured 14 more in a shooting spree in Kansas had been served with a restraining order shortly before he started his attack, police said Friday.
David Bowie died on January 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of Blackstar, his 25th album. The news came meteorically; we were dazed and flattened, looking at the world through debris and glitter that suddenly it seemed we’d borrowed from him. Lady Gaga paid extended, exhaustive tribute to…
Thursday night, Pauley Perrette was walking across the street from her Hollywood home when she was attacked by a homeless man who threatened to kill her. After escaping the ordeal, she collapsed on the sidewalk, where she was licked by a dog being walked by a man who didn’t stop to help.
Last May, Thomas Hamm, a gay man, visited his partner at New York City’s Rikers Island. After the two men kissed in the visitor’s room, he claims guards called him a “faggot” and beat him up—resulting in fractured bones and head trauma. This week—nearly 18 months later—Lambda Legal announced they have filed suit…
Florida State University’s Chi Omega house looks exactly as a sorority house should: large and stately, with a conservative symmetry in its manicured lawn and beige portico that transmits the values of the sisters who live there. With large Greek letters on its exterior and hand-painted banners hung from its…
As if this story could get any worse, the South Carolina teenage girl who was seen being violently thrown around in her classroom by a police officer in a video earlier this week is reported to have recently lost her mother.
Lest I be accused of pitting women against one another, just know, I really don’t care about your opinion. Also, these two actresses are both blonde-ish, tall, white, and immensely talented, so the comparison really isn’t much of a stretch. Why point out this parallel now? Lawrence, of course, is best known for her…
In what is quickly becoming tradition for mass-murdering maniacs, Roseburg shooter Chris Harper-Mercer evidently ranted about not having a girlfriend in writings left at the scene, the Associated Press reports.