India woman who accused MP of rape dies in self-immolation

The death of a 24-year-old Indian woman, who had set herself on fire last week after alleging harassment by police and judiciary at the behest of an MP she had accused of rape, has once again put the spotlight on the shameful treatment of women in India. The woman and a male friend did aContinue reading “India woman who accused MP of rape dies in self-immolation”

New wave of Ethiopian detentions of Tigrayans includes kids

Small children are among those held amid a new wave of detentions of ethnic Tigrayans suspected of supporting Tigray forces in Ethiopia’s growing war, one detainee says, while witnesses and a human rights watchdog describe fresh disappearances in recent weeks. In an interview with The Associated Press on a hidden phone, one of those detained described grimContinue reading “New wave of Ethiopian detentions of Tigrayans includes kids”

Texts show Joel Greenberg arranging for him and Matt Gaetz to meet a woman who ‘usually’ requires ‘$400 per meet,’ report says

Joel Greenberg turned over years of transactions and thousands of photos and videos, ABC reported. He also appears to have exchanged texts with a woman who said she required “$400 per meet.” Texts appear to show Greenberg arranging a meetup between himself, Gaetz, the woman, and her friend. Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz’s former right-hand manContinue reading “Texts show Joel Greenberg arranging for him and Matt Gaetz to meet a woman who ‘usually’ requires ‘$400 per meet,’ report says”

Amnesty: Rape survivors describe slavery, mutilations in Tigray

Severity and scale’ of sexual crimes committed by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops amount to war crimes, the rights group says. Ethiopian and Eritrean troops have raped hundreds of women and girls during the Tigray war, subjecting some to sexual slavery and mutilation, human rights group Amnesty International has said in a 36-page report. Drawing fromContinue reading “Amnesty: Rape survivors describe slavery, mutilations in Tigray”

Cuomo resigns after probe finds he sexually harassed 11 women

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned from office Tuesday, one week after an investigation concluded that he had sexually harassed 11 women and retaliated against his accusers. At a press conference Tuesday, Cuomo announced that he would step down from the office. His resignation will be effective in 14 days. “The best way I canContinue reading “Cuomo resigns after probe finds he sexually harassed 11 women”

Women’s Experience Under Slavery: Crash Course Black American History #11

Slavery was inherently cruel and unjust, and it was cruel and unjust to different people in different ways. Today, Clint Smith teaches you about the experience of enslaved women, and how their experience of slavery was different than men. Women had a unique vantage point to understand slavery, and were particularly vulnerable to some terribleContinue reading “Women’s Experience Under Slavery: Crash Course Black American History #11”

Biden Tells Andrew Cuomo to Quit Already as Scandal Spirals

Biden told ABC News months ago that he would support calls for Governor Cuomo’s resignation if investigators could substantiate the allegations against him. President Joe Biden has called on longtime friend and ally Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York to resign, hours after the release of an independent investigation that found the governor had sexually harassed nearlyContinue reading “Biden Tells Andrew Cuomo to Quit Already as Scandal Spirals”

FBI Got 4,500 Tips In Kavanaugh Investigation That It Never Actually Performed

It’s almost an insult to the word perfunctory to call it perfunctory. After two and a half years of dragging its feet, the FBI finally opened up about the handful of days in 2018 when the country was told that the Bureau would investigate allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It turnsContinue reading “FBI Got 4,500 Tips In Kavanaugh Investigation That It Never Actually Performed”

No One in California Wants to Host Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Rally

Three venues in California have now bailed on the pair, leaving them orphaned just hours before a Saturday evening rally. Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene hoped the third time might be the charm for finding a California venue to host their “America First” rally tonight. They were wrong: the alternate spot they picked, the M3 Live Anaheim EventContinue reading “No One in California Wants to Host Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Rally”

Arizona’s Shady Recount Hit With Reported Accusations Of Sexual Harassment

Reported complaints of sexual harassment are only the most recent issues in a cascade of serious problems with the Arizona “fraudit.” Managers of the GOP partisan audit of the Arizona presidential vote ignored complaints about sexual harassment at the operation for weeks, a Phoenix TV station reports. Workers were forced to endure the harassment, even afterContinue reading “Arizona’s Shady Recount Hit With Reported Accusations Of Sexual Harassment”

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