Inside the NSA’s Secret Efforts to Hunt and Hack System Administrators. The NSA has been going after sysadmins to try and gain access to their networks.
Obama to Call for End to N.S.A.’s Bulk Data Collection. Conveniently, bulk data collection only became a bad idea once people found out about it.
Beware the surveillance reform Trojan horse: what’s not in the new NSA laws? The new laws meant to curb the NSA don’t go far enough.
Fundraiser and Support for Shanesha Taylor. Shanesha Taylor was arrested for leaving her children in the car for half an hour while she went to a job interview. Now she’s losing custody of her kids. Here’s how you can help.
Radford / Stollznow defamation case: What we know and what we can infer or extrapolate reasonably. Here’s the timeline of the defamation lawsuit between Ben Radford and Karen Stollznow.
Give a Voice to Harassment Victims. And here’s a link to Karen Stollznow’s defense fundraiser.
A song of faith and sexual fire: How roleplaying game religions work as moral tools. Contrary to popular opinion, roleplaying games can be a powerful way to teach ethics.
Targeted by Firebombing, Legislation, and Now Vandalism, Montana Abortion Provider Shutters Clinic. Meanwhile, the “pro-life” movement cheers.
This Is Not a Solution; This Is the Problem. Sometimes people will say that nobody helped them obtain their success, when in reality those who never had any help are often the least well-off.
The Myth of Gay Affluence. Surprise! Queer people aren’t filthy rich. Who knew?
Little Girl Taken Out Of Christian School After Told She’s Too Much Like A Boy. Because we can’t have girls defying gender norms, now can we?
Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions. Using thinner fonts uses less ink, which saves money. It seems so obvious in hindsight.
#rapecultureiswhen we need a hashtag to point out that rape culture is wrong. [TW: Pretty much everything]
In Australia, the word ‘racist’ has lost all its meaning. When people think “racist” they think “KKK and Nazis” instead of all the little ways racism occurs.
Stop Judging Me for Being on Welfare. [TW: Poor Shaming] People on welfare aren’t lazy, moochers, or “takers.” They’re just people trying to make ends meet.
A Town Without Contraception. The Catholic Church decides that contraception makes the baby Jesus cry, so an entire town is almost deprived of it. In other news, fuck the Catholic Church.
What Hemant Wouldn’t Print. Secular Woman’s response to Secular Pro-Life and Hemant Mehta.
Cheerleaders make the NFL’s billions. They deserve to be paid minimum wage. Apparently a company that makes billions of dollars a year can’t afford to pay their cheerleaders a living wage.