The things men actually believe about women’s bodies is exactly why men shouldn’t legislate women’s healthcare.

There’s a reason primarily male legislatures shouldn’t be making decisions about women’s bodies. Not all men are woefully ignorant about how female bodies work, but far too many are. It’s not necessarily their fault—our sex education programs definitely need a rehaul—but there’s a basic level of biology that needs to be understood before you open your mouth about women’s healthcare. Or about women’s bodies at all. When men outnumber women by vast margins in state legislatures—85% to 15% in Alabama, for example—there’s a problem, especially when said legislatures are making laws about female bodies. Especially especially when we’ve had actual male legislators actually say things like “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut …

This ‘witty’ criminal taunted the law on Facebook. The law won.

There are certain people who just suck at social media. The types who get into comment fights and then announce they’re “taking a break” or close and reopen their accounts multiple times a week. Then there are the those who taunt the police on Facebook. The esteemed Chloe Jones made it to the March 27th Greene County Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Office “Top Ten Most Wanted List” and failed to take the honor in stride. #2 Chloe Jones, Wanted For Failure To Appear For Plea Court. Underlying Charges, Simple Assault. Posted by Greene County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Instead, she taunted the authorities with a joke that was actually pretty funny, but probably did her more harm than good. ‌via …

This ‘witty’ woman taunted the law on Facebook. The law won.

There are certain people who just suck at social media. The types who get into comment fights and then announce they’re “taking a break” or close and reopen their accounts multiple times a week. Then there are the those who taunt the police on Facebook. The esteemed Chloe Jones made it to the March 27th Greene County Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Office “Top Ten Most Wanted List” and failed to take the honor in stride. #2 Chloe Jones, Wanted For Failure To Appear For Plea Court. Underlying Charges, Simple Assault. Posted by Greene County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Instead, she taunted the authorities with a joke that was actually pretty funny, but probably did her more harm than good. ‌via …

Black people asked white people their burning questions in a hilarious viral thread.

via Shutterstock Stereotypes, when mixed with unchecked power and terrifying political policies can result in the perpetuation of horrible injustices. But unpacking silly, harmless, and oddly specific stereotypes can open up hilarious conversations about cultural norms across different demographics. Of course, it’s easier to grasp the concept of opening up conversations about racial stereotypes that aren’t cringe inducing than it is to facilitate one. Nonetheless, if you punch up and everyone keeps a modicum of humor and courtesy, it IS possible. A recent resurfaced thread posted on the Afrocentric Films Collaborative Facebook page managed to be refreshingly funny and straightforward about stereotypes. The key, in this case, was to point the question marks towards white people. The thread’s prompt urged …

She asked men how they stand up to misogyny and predatory behavior. The answers are awesome.

Men are sharing examples of how they step up and step in when they see problematic behaviors in their peers, and people are here for it. Twitter user “feminist next door” posed an inquiry to her followers, asking “good guys” to share times they saw misogyny or predatory behavior and did something about it. “What did you say,” she asked. “What are your suggestions for the other other men in this situation?” She added a perfectly fitting hashtag: #NotCoolMan. Good guys: tell me about a time you saw misogyny or predatory behavior in action and spoke up. What did you say? What are your suggestions for other men in this situation? #NotCoolMan — feminist next door (@emrazz) March 3, 2019 …

Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez shared a wild story about what happens when politicians watch too much Fox News.

When Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez (D-NY) completed her historic election to Congress in 2018, plenty of people wondered if her momentum would carry over when she was off the campaign trail and forced to participate in the much quieter world of legislating. Needless to say, she hasn’t missed a beat. Part of what has kept AOC in the public spotlight is the unique approach she has taken to asking questions during congressional hearings. Some people think she’s too flashy — all spark and no substance. While her fans, and even some of her critics, have applauded her for asking the tough and honest questions that often get left behind in the hallowed halls of Congress. During an appearance on “Late Night with …

#AbledsAreWeird offers a brilliant taste of the everyday crap people with disabilities deal with.

People without disabilities may not realize how much more difficult they make life for those with them. Folks who deal with physical or mental disabilities already face challenges in a world designed for abled people. But lack of access and accommodations are not the only difficulties they have to take on. Far too often, people with disabilities also have to battle ignorance and stigma from their fellow humans. People with disabilities have taken to Twitter to share their personal accounts of able-bodied and able-minded people’s bizarre comments and behaviors toward them. Twitter user Imani Barbarin created the hashtag #AbledsAreWeird to accompany the stories—a sarcastic jab at those among us who are oblivious to the lives of a good portion of …

These men created a support group for fathers. They’re changing what it means to be a dad.

Lance Somerfeld and Matt Schneider never meant to start a movement. They were just two dads taking care of their kids full-time. Lance Somerfeld, his wife, Jessica, and their children, Jake and Jade. Photo courtesy of Lance Somerfeld. The two men met and became friends when they were public school teachers in The Bronx. While they’d already bonded over lesson plans, their love of their work and their students, soon Somerfeld and Schneider were bonding over something else: The fact that they’d become the primary caregivers to their children. “My wife works in insurance in corporate America,” says Somerfeld, who became a stay-at-home dad in 2008. “I had a position where I was teaching, and if I took a childcare …

10 things only people with Raynauds disease will understand.

Raynaud’s (ray-NOHZ) disease causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers and toes — to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. Look, everyone’s extremities feel numb when it’s freezing out, but this goes above and beyond. If you’re living with Raynaud’s, then these 10 pictures are going to make you feel so seen. #10. Just watching people “enjoy” the cold makes you shiver. via Pixabay Seriously, what is wrong with people? #9. You’ve gotten used to looking zombie-fied. via Twitter The discoloration might freak out your friends, though. #8. Especially when it reaches your toes. image via Twitter Like, what’s up with that? #7. You dream of moving to San Diego. Image …

This hockey player left a game in tears after racist fans taunted him and his family.

It’s 2019, and horrible, blatant racism is still alive and well—even in Canada. Anti-racism activists have gone to great lengths to address systemic, institutional racism and unconscious, implicit racial bias in our society. But those subtler forms of racism are not all that’s left to tackle. Far too often, racism still presents itself with no veils, no pretense, and no shame. Take the story of Jonathan Diaby, a 24-year-old Canadian hockey player who left a game early in tears because racists in the crowd kept taunting him and his family. It’s a story one might expect to hear from the American south in the 1950s, not from seemingly progressive Canada in 2019. And yet, here we are. Diaby said he’d …

Demi Lovato isn’t participating in the 10 years challenge for the most inspiring reason.

Demi Lavato/Wikicommons Stars, they’re just like us, even if it means jumping in on popular Instagram trends. Celebrities like Caitlin Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Madonna, Jessica Biel, and Chance the Rapper have hopped on the #10yearschallenge bandwagon, where people post a photo of themselves now next to a photo of themselves 10 years ago to show how they’ve changed and aged.   But Demi Lovato is one celebrity who won’t be participating in the #10yearchallenge trend. Instead, Lovato opted for her own, healthier version of the trend.   The singer posted a plain black background to her Instagram story with the text – “Sorry, I’d love to post a #10yearchallenge pic but I’m too busy living in the moment …” The …