Irish Women Protest Use of Teen's 'Lacy Thong' as Evidence of Consent in Rape Trial 

Last week in Cork, Ireland, a 27-year-old man was found not guilty of raping a 17-year-old girl, as reported by the Irish Examiner. In the defense’s closing argument, his lawyer asked the jury to consider the teenage girl’s underwear. “You have to look at the way she was dressed,” the defense lawyer said. She added…

Four Members of Pussy Riot Ran Onto the Field During Sunday's World Cup Final in an Act of Protest

Pussy Riot, the musical group that moonlights as a protest group (or vice-versa?), has claimed responsibility for the group of people who disrupted Sunday’s World Cup final between Croatia and France. The act of protest involved four people—all dressed in law enforcement uniforms—running onto the field (and…

'New York Hates You': Charlottesville Solidarity Protesters Gather at Trump Tower and Across the Country

On Saturday, emboldened by the white nationalists and neo-Nazis who came out in droves to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, 20-year-old James Fields, an admirer of Nazi concentration camps, plowed his car straight into a crowd of counter-protesters,…

Why Disability Rights Activists Put Their Lives on the Line to Protest Trumpcare

There are a lot of people to thank for last week’s failure to pass the Obamacare replacement and repeal bill in the Senate, including the three Republican senators who broke with party lines to vote against the bill. But the role that activists played—particularly women and advocates for disability rights—cannot be…

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