Top Scientific Discoveries of 2013. What are some of the most awesome discoveries made this year?

Freed Pussy Riot members say prison was time of ‘endless humiliations’. [TW: Torture] The members of Pussy Riot may be out of prison, but they’re not done yet.

“In Defense of Humbug”. Not everyone is happy during the holiday season, and it’s important to remember them.

Atheists, work with us for peace, Pope says on Christmas. Finally, a message from the pope I can get behind.

Good Grief and Great Tits. Dan Savage reviews Sarah Palin’s new Christmas book.

With pregnant wife unresponsive on life support, husband hopes to fulfill her wishes. [TW: Misogyny] Even though the woman in question wanted to be taken off life support, the fetus in question is more important, according to the law.

‘Men are stuck’ in gender roles, data suggest. And this is yet another reason why we need feminism.

On Not Holding Our Models Sacred: Some Feminist Theories And Their Flaws. Models aren’t perfect, and it’s important to critique them to determine when to apply them.

Book bannings on the rise because apparently Americans can’t deal with discussing race or sexuality. 2013 has seen a more than 50% increase in book bannings in school libraries, and many of those books deal with race or sexuality issues.

Kicked out of high school for ‘public lewdness’ after reporting rape. [TW: Rape, Rape Apology, Victim Blaming] Girl reports rape, gets punished for it. This sort of thing is far too common.

Computer pioneer Alan Turing pardoned. After 61 years, Alan Turing gets a pardon. Yet not everyone thinks a pardon is a good idea.

A Trans Ally Sounds Off. What is it like to be trans? Here’s a succinct description.

Fox’s Geraldo Rivera: “C*cksucking F*ggot” Isn’t A “Homophobic Slur”. In other news, fuck Geraldo Rivera.