Quickies: Supermoon eclipse, UN report on cyber violence against women, and male separatists
- Sunday’s supermoon eclipse: When and where to see it – “The lunar eclipse will also feature the “biggest” full moon (in apparent size) of 2015, since the moon will also be at perigee on the very same day?its closest point to the Earth?221,753 miles (356,877 km) away. The Sept. 27 event is therefore being called a “supermoon eclipse.” The last such eclipse happened in 1982, and the next won’t occur until 2033.”
- MRAs are now hunting for the “perfect virgin,” demanding to see a hymen before putting a ring on it – “A hashtag like #poppedcherrydontmarry may seem like someone making an awful joke about olden times, but for some men’s right’s activists, “No Hymen No Diamond” has become a battle cry.” From Courtney.
- Urgent action needed to combat online violence against women and girls, says new US report – “The report notes that despite the rapidly growing number of women experiencing online violence, only 26 per cent of law enforcement agencies in the 86 countries surveyed are taking appropriate action.”
- Inside the group of straight men who are swearing off of women – “These men are literally cutting women out of their lives, completely. It’s not a spiritual choice…It is more of an ideological celibacy, one that crosses both national borders and religious divides. And the basic reason is the slow crawl toward gender equality.”
- Cute Animal Friday! Jerboas: Half kangaroo, half velociraptor, all adorable.