It Wasn’t Just Phyllis Schlafly Who Opposed the Equal Rights Amendment — TIME

This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was originally published at HNN. The death of the famously anti-feminist pundit Phyllis Schlafly on September 5th lit up the Twittersphere and prompted Princeton historian Kevin M. Kruse to laud Schlafly’s tactics, if…

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ACLU and Amnesty International Will Ask President Obama to Pardon Edward Snowden — TIME

Prominent civil rights organizations are readying a campaign to ask for a presidential pardon for Edward Snowden. Amnesty International and the American Civil Liberties Union are planning the “Pardon Snowden” campaign, according to BBC. The groups will ask President Barack Obama to pardon the former NSA contractor before January 2017 when he leaves office. Snowden…

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Welcome to Jane’s Addiction, a monthly column on the ever-expanding canon of Austen-inspired art. From adaptations to critical works to re-releases of her novels, our Austenmania goes far, far deeper than Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy dove into that fish pond. You know what we’re talking about. Jane Austen had a gift for delivering brutal […]

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Sex Ed Is Negative, Sexist and Out of Touch: Study — TIME

All of the deep embarrassment you felt during sex education class is still reddening the faces of kids all over the world. A new study has found that in at least 10 different countries, kids hate the way they’re being taught about sex in school. In the study published in the journal BMJ Open, researchers…

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The gloves come off over Granby High School dress code, students effect change — FOX 61

GRANBY — The gloves are coming off over the high school dress code. Students and parents are in an uproar over some revised changes that went into effect this year. Among the usual standards, new entries say girls may not wear shorts or skirts that run higher than six inches above the knee, and no…

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Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #3 (of 6) — Graphic Policy

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #3 (of 6) Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writers: Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, Tini Howard Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo Cover Artists: Main Cover: Elsa Charretier Incentive Cover 1: Emily Hu Incentive Cover 2: Stacey Lee Price: $3.99 Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, Kimberly must work with old and new friends to free […]

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Cate Blanchett and Kit Harington Made a Chilling Video Highlighting the Plight of Refugees — TIME

A pair of pants, a house key, children too young to walk. These are some of things that refugees have hurriedly picked up and carried when they fled their homes because of conflict or persecution. A star-studded cast led by U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett reads out a poem listing the items — some vital…

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When Luke Cage Says “You Want Some?”… — The House of Geekery!

…you always answer NO! Luke Cage is the hero of Marvel’s next blockbuster Netflix series, coming September 30! The main villain is a man known as Cottonmouth. Defining the series is its unique approach to music, heavily featuring hip-hop / rap. Marvel posted a featurette on the soundtrack choices for the series. 17 days till […]

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British Ship Discovered 170 Years After Its Doomed Northwest Passage Expedition — TIME

(TORONTO) — The second of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a storied expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage has been found. The Arctic Research Foundation said Monday that the HMS Terror has been located by a research ship. Last seen in the 1840s while under…

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What Liberals Don’t Understand About Income Inequality — TIME

Blaming the success of America’s 1% for the slow growth of middle- and working-class incomes leads to policies that slow an already slow-growing economy. A shortage of properly trained talent and risk-taking limit the growth of America’s innovation-driven economy. In those circumstances, growth can manifest itself as an increase in employment or an increase in…

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Connecticut Awarded Federal Funding To Battle Opioid Crisis — CBS Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Gov. Dannel Malloy and members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation have announced the state will receive more than $5 million in federal funding to battle opioid addiction. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grants will be used to increase access to treatment for addicts as well as…

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What Profanity Teaches Us About Ourselves — TIME

Profane words have a direct line to our emotions. They are a spontaneous reflection of strong emotional states, like anger, fear or passion. They are also unequaled in their capacity to inflict emotional pain and incite violent disagreement. They’re the words that provoke the most repressive regulatory reactions from the state in the form of…

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5 Connecticut towns make ’15 Small New England Towns You Need to Visit’ list — FOX 61

HARTFORD – Country Living has listed their ’15 Small New England Towns You Need to Visit ASAP’ and the list includes five Connecticut communities. They put the list together ‘because this region is known for a lot more than its stunning fall foliage.’ The five Connecticut towns that made the list are Essex, Haddam, Kent,…

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Take a Look at the Dynamic New Posters for Disney’s Upcoming ‘Anti-Princess’ Movie Moana — TIME

We’re still two months out from the premiere of Disney’s Moana, but the hype is already building around the debut of the first Polynesian princess— and thanks to The Rock, the public now can view a set a poster for the upcoming animated movie. This week, The Rock — who voices the character of the…

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Americans Are Making More Money, Except for the Ones That Aren’t — TIME

Americans finally got a raise last year. The U.S. Census announced that the median American income rose more than 5% to $56,516. It’s the first significant raise in eight years and the biggest median income jump in 17 years. The rising income tide lifted many boats. All ages saw an uptick in median income, which…

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Adrian Grenier Issued a Charming, Long-Winded Feminist Declaration — TIME

In case you judged actor Adrien Grenier because of his decidedly lothario-esque hobbies on Entourage as Vincent Chase, now is the moment for him to speak his mind. In an interview with The Cut, Vinny’s real life alter-ego, actor Adrian Grenier gave a feminist monologue that would bring tears of joy to even Ari Gold’s…

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