History Made in Gary, Indiana →
Democratic candidate Karen Freeman-Wilson won the mayoral election in my neighboring town of Gary, Indiana, making her the city’s first female mayor in its 106-year history.
Without Comment or Apology, Facebook Quietly... →
After more than three months of complaints from users, a grand total of over 200,000 petition signatures (186,000 of them on a single Change.org petition), a Twitter campaign, the withdrawal of several major advertisers and an outpouring of harsh criticism from a multitude of feminist activists and writers, Facebook has finally removed rape-humor pages from the site.
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What have you read this week that’s brought you some hope? Got a social justice success story? Something that’s made your liberal toes tingle? Maybe you should submit it to Hope in Progress!
The Birth Control Solution →
Guttmacher calculates that these family-planning centers in the United States actually save taxpayers roughly $3.4 billion annually that would otherwise be spent on pregnancies and babies. Finally, a ray of hope: A group of evangelical Christians, led by Richard Cizik of The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, is drafting a broad statement of support for family planning. It...
Cookie of the week*: the IEEE knows how to... →
Apologies are surprisingly difficult for people to get right. We suggest three properties for a good apology: Recognise that someone was hurt, and in what particular way they were hurt Accept responsibility for it, whether intended or not Promise to avoid doing it again, or at least to work on it And the IEEE not only did all of these perfectly, they also responded quickly, clearly, and...
Polyamory in the News: MFM triad tell their story... →
A few days ago, fresh off their appearance in the November Details magazine, the vee triad of Jaiya Ma, Jon Hanauer and Ian Ferguson were bubbling about being interviewed in New York by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
PRRI Survey Shows Americans Overwhelmingly Support... →
“Three out of four Americans say Congress should pass employment nondiscrimination laws that protect transgender people,” said Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute. “This strong support is also broad, persisting across party lines and the religious spectrum.”