- Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story – This is a very graphic account of what happened at Gosnell’s clinic (and I use that term very loosely). This is not about abortion, it is about murder, racism, bureaucracy, and the abuse of women (especially the poor and disadvantaged).
- Terrifying Public High School Speaker: If You Take Birth Control, Your Mother Probably Hates You – I grew up in the South and I’ve heard this message before from others. From CriticalDragon1177.
- Death of a Revolutionary: Shulamith Firestone helped to create a new society. But she couldn’t live in it. – An excellent profile of one of the original radical feminists. Whether or not you agreed with Firestone, it’s interesting to read about the politics of the Second Wave.
- “I had no power to say ‘that’s not okay:’” Reports of harassment and abuse in the field – An interesting analysis of sexual harassment. From Will.
- Astronauts’ Favorite Space Food: Shrimp Cocktail – “Rehydrated, ghastly pink, a little bit slimy … and apparently delicious” Eww!
- Polio vaccine developer Hilary Koprowski dies – From scribe999.
- Gov. Bobby “Don’t Be Stupid” Jindal Comes Out in Favor of Teaching Creationism in Public Schools – So much for thinking that Republicans were becoming self-aware. From CriticalDragon1177.
- Organic, Fair Trade Porn: On the Hunt for Ethical Smut – From Donnie.
- Rehtaeh Parsons Was My Daughter – From miserlyoldman.
BONUS: There was a lot of depressing news to share this morning, so please take a minute and enjoy the 5 best scenes from SNL’s Vince Vaughn Episode. (My personal favorites were 1, 3, and 4.)