Mexico’s Supreme Court rules that abortion is not a crime

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion, unanimously annulling several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a state on the Texas border — that had made abortion a criminal act. The decision will immediately affect only the northern border state, but it establishes a historic precedent and “obligatory criteriaContinue reading “Mexico’s Supreme Court rules that abortion is not a crime”

The Poetry of Sylvia Plath: Crash Course Literature 216

In which John Green teaches you about the poetry of Sylvia Plath. When a lot of people think about Sylvia Plath, they think about her struggles with mental illness and her eventual suicide. Her actual work can get lost in the shuffle a bit, so this video really tries to focus on the poetry. You’llContinue reading “The Poetry of Sylvia Plath: Crash Course Literature 216”

Reader, it’s Jane Eyre – Crash Course Literature 207

In which John Green teaches you about Charlotte Brontë’s classic coming of age novel, Jane Eyre. Look, we don’t like to make judgement values here, but Jane Eyre is awesome. By which we mean the book is great, and the character is amazing. When Jane Eyre was published in 1847, it was a huge hit.Continue reading “Reader, it’s Jane Eyre – Crash Course Literature 207”

Don’t Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl – Feminism, Punk Rock and Politics

Riot grrrl is an underground feminist punk movement that began during the early 1990s within the United States in Olympia,[1] Washington[2] and the greater Pacific Northwest. It also expanded to at least 26 other countries.[3] Riot grrrl is a subcultural movement that combines feminism, punk music and politics.[4] It is often associated with third-wave feminism, which is sometimes seen as having grown out of the riot grrrl movement, andContinue reading “Don’t Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl – Feminism, Punk Rock and Politics”

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