I would argue that the Senate impeachment trial is about to be a funhouse-mirror version of the injustices we see daily in our criminal justice system, where defendants of color hardly ever experience a fair and evenly weighted process — let alone a Trumpian version that favors the defendant. It isn’t surprising to see a wealthy white man who has thus far escaped any serious consequences for his corporate corruption or the allegations of sexual violence against him feeling like he can dictate the terms of his own judgment, whether or not he is president of the United States. However, rather than recognizing that prerogative as harmful to a fair and legal proceeding, McConnell and company have busied themselves with covering up the president’s crime and ensuring that the public doesn’t care that they did so. … [Read more...] about Trump, Guns, and White Fragility
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The way Noonlight’s alarm system works is, once it’s triggered, users are asked to enter a code. If they don’t, a Noonlight dispatcher will text them. If a user doesn’t respond to that, they’ll receive a phone call. If the call is also ignored, or if at any point Noonlight gets confirmation that the person needs help, they’ll alert emergency services. As for the possibility of a false alarm, Ginsberg said, “[W]orst case someone shows up and knocks on the door.” … [Read more...] about Tinder App to Add Panic Button For Extremely Bad Dates
Related Story Lena Waithe Redefines Queer Black Narrative On BET's 'Twenties', Talks Being A Truth-Teller In A Hetero World: "I Had To Be My Own Revolution" - TCA The organization is currently accepting applications through August 6. Ideas will be reviewed by MACRO and the Black List team and semi-finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a group of reps from MACRO, The Black List, Waithe, and Longoria. Up to three winners will receive development support and a pilot presentation or sizzle at a budget of up to $30K each. … [Read more...] about MACRO, Lena Waithe, Eva Longoria & The Black List Unveil Episodic Lab For People Of Color
That’s not to say that porn is unequivocally awesome, or that watching a ton of it doesn’t yield any deleterious effects on your sex life — given the ubiquity of free internet porn and the widespread availability of hardcore content, it’s safe to assume that for some men, it probably does. And indeed, some research suggests that watching hardcore porn over an extended period of time has been correlated with a nearly sixfold increase in the likelihood of young men self-reporting sexually aggressive behavior, as well as men trying to coerce their partners into performing various sexual acts they’d seen in porn. On the flip side, however, there’s also research to suggest that for many couples, watching porn can be correlated with increased sexual communication and can help improve sexual satisfaction. … [Read more...] about Is Porn a Public Health Crisis?
Read the full list of signatories of the statement below. … [Read more...] about #MeToo Activists Pledge Support for Russell Simmons Accusers Ahead of Doc Premiere