The Ugly Truth About Tampons And Pads

Disposable tampons or pads are the go-to menstrual hygiene product for an overwhelming majority of menstruating Americans, with a reported more than 11,000 tampons or pads over the course of their lifetime. Yet many are unaware of the risky ingredients that these products can contain and what happens to them once they’re tossed out. medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but what we do know about the makeup of these products has compelled health experts and sustainability …

CBS donates $20 million of Les Moonves’ severance to 18 women’s advocacy groups

(CNN)On the day Les Moonves was forced out of CBS in September, $20 million from his severance was earmarked for donations. In a joint statement, the recipients said “the contributions are a step to driving real progress toward ending the national epidemic of sexual violence and harassment.” “We thank CBS for these donations,” the joint statement said. “We also recognize these funds are not a panacea, nor do they erase or absolve decades of bad behavior.” The grantees include Catalyst, …

Who could replace Theresa May as leader?

Theresa May won a vote of confidence on Wednesday evening, which was called after the required 48 letters demanding a contest were submitted. But despite winning, her future looks far from certain. Here – based on the latest odds at the bookmakers – are the fancied runners tipped to be vying for the top job, if and when Mrs May’s tenure as prime ministers comes to an end. None has so far declared their intention to stand. Boris Johnson His …

Investigation Unearths Hundreds Of Sexual Abuse Allegations In Independent Baptist Churches

An investigation has uncovered hundreds of abuse allegations against leaders of a conservative, loosely affiliated network of evangelical Christian churches.  The Star-Telegram spoke to more than 200 current or former IFB church members who shared stories about “rape, assault, humiliation and fear.” Many of the stories have already been made public through criminal cases, lawsuits and news reports. However, the newspaper said its reporters uncovered 21 new abuse allegations in the course of its eight-month investigation. Some of the women interviewed …

As debates over music in the age of #MeToo rage on, radio is still about the power of the people

(CNN)Baby, it may be cold outside, but this week, it’s been colder on 96.5 KOIT’s Facebook page. All this over the San Francisco radio station’s decision to pull “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from its rotation after roughly 100 complaints got the attention of program director Brian Figula. Just days before, a Cleveland radio station found itself in the crosshairs for doing the same. “For a station that’s a mass-appeal brand, like an at-work radio station, that’s a lot, and it …

Plea in Baylor rape case sends a toxic message

(CNN)Baylor University is an emblem of pride in Waco, Texas. But the justice system in Waco has a problem: It still can’t tell a victim from a criminal. In 2002, the school disciplined 50 students who posed, fully clothed, for Playboy magazine in a photo shoot with female students in bikinis at an off-campus sand volleyball court. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook More than a century after that lynching, the prosecutors in the …

Here’s How ‘Murphy Brown’ Educated Viewers On Gay History In 1994

Murphy Brown” set a precedent in terms of its Matt Baume has found.  Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are.” But by comparison, “The Anchorman” offered viewers a “heaping dose of gay lovers, queer history and wanton singing of show tunes” at a time when the television landscape was considerably less LGBTQ inclusive than it is today, Baume said.   As Baume explains, “The Anchorman” breaks away from other TV depictions of LGBTQ life at the time because it was focused on …

Who are the ‘yellow vest’ protesters causing chaos in France?

(CNN)It began as a movement among a few people in lower middle-class rural France protesting a new eco-tax on fuel they felt would push their budgets over the edge. Action coordinated on Facebook Much of the organizing for the protests has taken place on Facebook. According to the social media company’s own figures, 67% of French people use Facebook, with 22 million people logging on every day. The protests have been coordinated through groups called “groupes colères,” or “angry groups,” …

Taylor Swift concert had facial recognition scan for stalkers: report

TAYLOR SWIFT NAMED 2018’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON ON TWITTER The disclosure came from Oak View Group’s Chief Security Officer Mike Downing, who was invited to the event by the kiosk’s manufacturing company, the outlet said. That company was not identified. Downing told Rolling Stone that he was there to view a software demo. “Everybody who went by would stop and stare at it, and the software would start working,” Downing told the outlet. ZAYN MALIK SAYS TAYLOR SWIFT ‘WAS TRAVELING …

Jailed for exposing a massacre: Reuters journalists mark one year in Myanmar prison

(CNN)Journalists, activists and Myanmar civil society groups are calling for the immediate release of two Reuters reporters, exactly one year since they were arrested and later jailed for their work exposing a massacre of Rohingya Muslims by members of the military. On Tuesday, the Reuters reporters were among several journalists named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2018 under the banner “the Guardians.” It’s just one of several honors, awards and accolades the pair have received for their work …

This Year’s Vatican Nativity Scene Was Sculpted Out Of Sand

For the past two weeks, Rich Varano, a professional sand artist, has been guiding three sculptors from the Netherlands, Russia and the Czech Republic, to craft the work, which measures about 5.5 meters high by 16 meters wide (18 feet high by 52 feet wide). “It’s very special to be making one here in a place with so much history, so much culture, so much art and in the shadow of such masters,” he told Reuters on Thursday as his …

Marines Who Drew Sky Penis Over Southern California Get To Keep Their Wings

But officials said the two pilots, whose names were not released, will be allowed to keep their wings, according to the The Marines did not release details of the punishment given to the pilots because the discipline was administrative in nature, according to The pilots, flew the phallic flight pattern in their T-34C. The flight pattern went viral after it was picked up by radar and shared by the Twitter account Marine Corps Times. giant sky drawings of penises while flying …

Trump National Golf Club Maid Comes Out As Undocumented To New York Times

a New York Times report published Thursday. Morales told the paper she used fake documents to obtain a job at the Trump golf club in 2013. She and another undocumented woman, who used to work at the golf club, claim that many of the property’s workers are similarly undocumented, although they could not specify the number. Morales said she decided to speak out because she felt tired of the president’s unceasing vilification of immigrants. She contacted the paper through an …

Cardi B Learned She Was Nominated For Grammys In A Very Awkward Place

The rapper found out about the nominations on Friday while walking out of a NBC News. At the hearing, the judge ordered Cardi B to Entertainment Tonight. As Cardi B left the courthouse, a reporter asked her how it felt to be nominated, according to NBC News. “I am?” the rapper responded. “How many nominations?” After she learned the total number, the entertainer screamed excitedly. Variety.

The big favor Michael Avenatti actually did for Democrats

(CNN)And just like that, he is gone. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! The early attention and support Avenatti secured, which, frankly, surprised me, was evidence that his message of “anything goes” when it comes to Trump and 2020 touched a chord with at least some chunk of Democratic base voters. The Avenatti boomlet, such as …