Amidst conversations about the removal of Confederate flags nationwide, following last week’s mass shooting of nine African-American worshippers in Charleston, South Carolina, activist Bree Newsome scaled the 30-foot flag pole in front of South Carolina’s statehouse and took down the Confederate flag Saturday morning. “You come against me with hatred and oppression and violence. I come against you in the name of God. This flag comes down today,” said Newsome.
On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte covers the Road to Majority Conference held by the Faith & Freedom Coalition and some recent victories in the war on sexual abuse. Also, RH Reality Check Senior Legal Analyst Jessica Mason Pieklo helps us sort out some recent reproductive rights court decisions.
After Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit tweeted that “women’s sports in general [are] not worth watching,” comedian Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers for a segment of “Really!?!” to tell Benoit why his statement is all wrong.
On the Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore discusses California’s historic drought and the strange things many people, including Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, have said about it.
Over the past week, our story about a California lawmaker who suggested the state’s drought represents God’s wrath over abortion has gained significant traction in state and national media. Now Grove is desperately trying to walk back from her embarrassing gaffe.
The vilification of Muslim children is not new, and it is far from limited to fictional instances. These media portrayals can translate into real-life repercussions in the lives of Muslim youth.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Eve Andrews, culture editor at Grist, describes some promising efforts to help teens get better birth control in Washington state. Also, the Duggar family drama continues, and the battle over abortion in Wisconsin gets weirder by the minute.
Kat Lazo, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Jennifer L. Pozner, and Zerlina Maxwell join Jay Smooth in educating the media on how to talk about women who are running for office. [via Fusion]
Part memoir, part sociological study, and part self-help treatise, Modern Romance zeroes in on contemporary dating mores with a perceptive eye toward the shifts that have taken place over the past several decades. While the book is immensely entertaining, however, it is not fluff.