1:27 pm, May 27th | by Lilly ODonnell
Brian Banks spent five years in prison for a rape the accuser now says she made up — and he wants $100 from the state of California for every day he was wrongfully incarcerated.
12:02 pm, May 27th | by Lilly ODonnell
In the “reasons never to move to Texas” category, 17-year-old Diane Tran was thrown in jail overnight and charged a $100 fine for missing school after a warning from a judge. This would be excessive even if she were missing school to hang out at a mall, but, in fact, she was busy working two jobs to support her family.
6:30 pm, May 26th | by Lilly ODonnell
Valerie Schultz suggested in an article for The Bakersfield Californian that the time has come for change in the Catholic Church, and for women to be ordained as priests. And she got exactly the response one might expect to a criticism of patriarchy — insults from patriarchs.
4:27 pm, May 26th | by Lilly ODonnell
EOD Saturday: In an awesome reversal of standard fashion magazine operating procedures, Vogue Paris used makeup to give its 22-year-old cover model exaggerated wrinkles around her eyes.
3:26 pm, May 26th | by Lilly ODonnell
Technically John Edwards is on trial for misappropriation of campaign funds, but as far as the public is concerned he’s on trial because he spent said campaign funds on his mistress while his wife was dying of cancer.
2:00 pm, May 26th | by Lilly ODonnell
The Gender Equality in Combat Act, introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), would require the DoD to set a date to lift all restrictions on women in combat.
12:02 pm, May 26th | by Lilly ODonnell
After British gossip mag Closer Magazine reported that Victoria Beckham enrolled her daughter in ballet class to lessen the influence of her three older brothers, The Guardian’s Dawn Foster wrote something of a tomboy manifesto.
10:45 am, May 26th | by Lilly ODonnell
A woman in Spain went to get an abortion in April, 2010, when she was eight weeks pregnant and it was legal to do so. The procedure failed, and seven months later, she gave birth — and now the doctor’s gonna pay for his mistake.