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An Indonesian Supreme Court hopeful may have torpedoed his chances at the job after suggesting that women might enjoy being raped, infuriating a wide array of critics. Daming Sanusi made the inflammatory remarks Monday while being interviewed by a...
Tags: Sex Crimes, Yemen, Criminals, Justice System, Richard Mourdock
Change of SubjectBy Jessica Reynolds Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) is gaining fame in the Twittersphere today for comments he made partly defending former Senate candidate Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) claim that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely become pregnant because... well, I'...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman and OB-GYN says former Rep. Todd Akin was "partly right" when he said women's bodies can avoid pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape." Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey made the comments Thursday to...
Tags: Politics, Republican Party, Washington, DC
And you thought that Notre Dame/Alabama match-up was heated. Wait until you hear how things went down in Boston last weekend when members of the American Dialect Society—linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, writers, editors, scholars—...
The 2012 presidential election provided plenty to look back upon: 10. A slew of people you don’t know threaten to move to Canada after the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act. 9. Obama first uses the...
Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated. For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to...
Aug. 22 I do declare! Those big, strong Republican men are out to protect us frail women from our silly selves. That handsome Mitt Romney is already severely anti-abortion, and now we find that his even more handsome young running mate has sponsored a...
Tags: Politics, Health Treatments, Birth Control, Elections, Abortion
Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking. We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....
Santa's not the only one who makes lists. As we reflect on 2012, we too have thoughts about who should look forward to a cheerful holiday morning and who deserves a lump of coal. Below, The Times' reflections on who's been naughty and who's been nice....
Rebecca Nagle and Hannah Brancato aren't interested in spilling Victoria's Secret. But the Baltimore-based artists and feminists do want the lingerie giant — and other cultural forces — to tell a different story about sex. Disturbed by...
Tags: Sex Crimes, Charles Village, Social Media, Sexual Assault, Arts
L.A. NOWIn saying that a rape victim's sexual assault was only "technical" because the female body "shuts down" when attacked, an Orange County judge admonished by a state agency expressed a scientifically discredited viewpoint that recently sank the campaign...
Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated. For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to hear...
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