Already Miss ‘The Handmaids Tale’? 5 Chilling Dystopian Novels By Women Betches

Siobhan Adcock is the author of the novels, The Barter and The Completionist. Her short fiction has been published in Triquarterly and The Massachusetts Review, and her essays and humor writing have appeared in Salon, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn. feminist dystopian fictionThe PowerRed ClocksThe End We Start FromThe Water CureMother of InventionThe CompletionistAnd you’ve still got that itch to scratch, that need, that fever…and not for more cowbell. No. What you want are  scorching feminist visions of the that seems to be hurtling us toward, if we’re not there already, with every day of , , , and . For better or for worse—but mostly, it seems, for the better—the wave that started with the 2016 election shows no …

Dozens Arrested In NYC As ‘Jews Against ICE’ Protesters Hit The Streets Across The Nation

Tisha B’Av took to the streets Sunday to protest the treatment of immigrants by the Trump administration. Dozens were arrested in the Protesters gathered elsewhere in Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, “We are demanding an end to this unfolding modern-day catastrophe,” T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, one of several groups that participated in the protest. concentration and “migrant camps.”  “Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York told Haaretz. “Public outcry, especially in our modern age, can really change attitudes, and change policy. This is a deeply Jewish thing to do.” also wanted to share our anger.” REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

Family Accidentally Texts Baby News To Complete Strangers, They Pay Them A Visit And Bring Gifts For The Baby

However, that didn’t stop him and his brother, Deorick, from congratulating the new parents in person anyway. Yung Rich told Daily Mail Online that his mother didn’t realize she was inviting a stranger up to the room where he and his wife were caressing their new baby boy: “The reason it happened was my cousin had a new phone and I guess those boys ended up with her old number.” Yung Rich “[My mother] thought she was still talking to my cousin, that’s who she thought she was talking to,” Mark added. “I don’t think we would have randomly invited them over but we appreciate it and the gifts. You don’t hear about much compassion in the news anymore.”

Just One Season Of American Football Can Damage The Brain

There has been a lot of discussion on the effect routine concussions have on American football players, with some recent research suggesting that up to 40 percent of retired National Football League players could be suffering from traumatic brain injury, or TBI. A new study now suggests that football players are damaging their brains even without receiving a concussion. As reported in Science Advances, medical researchers have witnessed structural changes to the brain due to routine hits that happened over just one season of play. The study followed two groups of athletes. The first group had 38 college footballers who play for the University of Rochester. Each player’s brain was scanned in an MRI before and after a season of play. They …

Venezuelan activist urges Raab to back ICC Maduro torture case

Tamara Suj visits London to seek support for six countries pressing for investigation The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has been urged to draw on his experience as a former Foreign Office human rights lawyer to press the legal case that the Venezuelan government of Nicols Maduro has systematically tortured its people. The call was led by the prominent Venezuela human rights defender Tamara Suj who visited London to persuade the UK to join six non-European countries in pressuring the international criminal court (ICC) to pursue a case against the Venezuelan leadership. Raab worked as a lawyer for the FCO, including at the ICC in The Hague, from 2000 to 2006. In theory the case could end with Maduro arraigned …

Woman admits posting revenge porn pictures

Mother-of-three Davies, of Snowden Road, Ely, then uploaded the photos of Mr Aquilina in the bath to the website with a message saying: “Those who laugh last will laugh longest. You are a laughing stock.” ‘More protection’ for revenge porn victims Files had revenge porn from ‘every UK city’ Prosecutor Andrew Kendall said Mr Aquilina received a request on Facebook from an account in his name and the photo was the same that had been used on the Plenty of Fish profile. Facebook deleted the account after it was reported but Davies set up two more profiles in his name and also uploaded the photos to Snapchat, the court heard. Davies was arrested by police and said: “I didn’t know …

Kylie Jenner’s Most Insane Parties Ranked By Extraness Betches

This Saturday, August 10th, is Kylie Jenner’s 22nd birthday, and she’s off in Europe celebrating on a $250 million yacht, naturally. And that’s after Travis Scott literally filled her entire house with rose petals. This birthday might end up being her most lavish event yet, and that’s saying something. In honor of Kylie’s special day, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to look at some of her most extravagant, over the top, jaw-on-the-floor parties. Get ready to feel poor. kylie’s birthday cake😂🎂🎂🎂 A post shared by Kylie Jenner News (@kyliesnapchat) on Aug 10, 2018 at 12:41am PDT Because Kylie has looked and acted like a 27-year-old for like, seven years, it’s pretty crazy that her 21st birthday was just …

Anthony Scaramucci Says GOP Could Replace Chernobyl Trump On 2020 Ballot

Anthony Scaramucci, who infamously “We are now in the early episodes of ‘Chernobyl’ on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process,” “A couple more weeks like this and ‘country over party’ is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020,” he said. He said last month that Trump’s attacks on four women of color in Congress were “catastrophe” and “a bad reflection on the country.” turn on the entire country. “Right now, it’s an unspeakable thing,” he said. “But if he keeps it up, it will no longer be unspeakable.” Scaramucci fired back on Twitter: “ He …

How to spot the toxic algae that’s killing dogs in the Southeast

(CNN)Dog owners in the Southeast are spreading the word about the dangers of contaminated water following the deaths of their beloved pets. Algae occurs naturally in water, but the blue-green variety are considered Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, are “primitive,” photosynthetic organisms that can feed off the sun to make their own energy and release oxygen and possibly toxins in the process, said David G. Schmale III, a professor at Virginia Tech. Some species produce potent toxins that can sicken or even kill people, pets and wildlife, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Blue-green algae and other HABs can produce different types of poisons, some that affect the liver, others the brain. Schmale said …

Farmers Lash Out At Trump After Latest Trade War Blow From China

Donald Trump in the wake of a new hit from Trump’s “strategy of constant escalation and antagonism” has worsened the situation, Roger Johnson, the president of the National Farmers Union, the nation’s second-largest general farmers group, “It’s really, really getting bad out here,” Bob Kuylen, a North Dakota farmer of 35 years, China canceled all purchases of U.S. agricultural products last weekend. The retaliatory action came after Trump announced China’s move is a “body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by,” Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, American agricultural exports to China dropped by half last year due to Trump’s trade war, and farm income fell 16%, farm income has …

Marine kidnapped as a newborn meets FBI agent who rescued him from trash bin

Marine Cpl. Stewart Rembert and FBI agent Robert Sowers at Sowers’ retirement Friday in Knoxville, Tenn.  (FBI) BABY RESCUED FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DUMPSTER IN 100-DEGREE HEAT: REPORTS Rembert was a 2-day-old baby when he was kidnapped from a Tacoma hospital by a woman wearing a white lab coat and posing as a doctor, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported Friday. The woman spoke to Rembert’s mother and offered to take the baby so the mother could get some sleep, reports at the time said. The woman was arrested later that same day and told Sowers where she had abandoned the child, according to the News Sentinel. He found the baby unharmed. Rembert’s ordeal lasted 19 hours Trending in US Original Article : HERE …

‘I found out I was HIV-positive at 12 years old’

Image copyright Family picture Image caption Aloma’s family emigrated to Australia where her mother Molly died of Aids Breastfeeding is a really bonding thing – it’s a choice every mother has to make for themselves and I respect my mum’s choice. She had been advised by doctors not to breastfeed at all and had been told that I should take medication, but both of my parents decided it would be really bad for me to start taking the [antiretroviral] drugs as an infant. They decided it was better that I build up my natural immunity and… kids were having bad side effects. Friends of mine who were given [the drugs] all have messed up systems and different allergies or medical …

Why Do Animals Sometimes Kill And Eat Their Own Young?

Drama broke out at Leipzig Zoo, Germany, on Monday when a lioness called Kigali ate her two young cubs without any apparent explanation.  The cubs were just 3 days old and hadn’t yet been named. A spokesperson from Leipzig Zoo told Deutsche Welle that Kigali was grooming the pair when she apparently snapped – and ate them.  – This might sound like it flies in the face of the natural order – after all, shouldn’t a parent do all they can to protect the lives of their children and thus their genes? But it’s more common than you might think. In 2013, Khali the sloth bear shocked keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo when she bent over and ate her newborn cub straight after giving …

Globalisation as we know it will not survive Trump. And thats a good thing | Larry Elliott

The markets are spooked, but we need a new world order making room for local solutions, says Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott The significance of the trade war between China and the US goes well beyond the impact of tit-for-tat tariffs, or which of two self-styled strongmen wins the bragging rights. As was the case in the 1930s, the seemingly inexorable drift towards protectionism is part of a deeper crisis of the international status quo. When worsened the climate emergency. True, millions of people have been lifted out of poverty in the past 25 years, but most of them live in a country China that has kept the market at arms-length. The worlds stock markets see things differently. They tremble …

Schumer Says He Wont ‘Settle’ For Only Red Flag Laws After Mass Shootings

red flag laws that allow for the temporary removal of firearms from those deemed a risk — if his Republican colleagues don’t also support mandatory background checks on gun purchases nationwide. Such legislation has already been passed in 17 states and Washington, D.C. But many Democrats believe red flag laws, also known as “extreme risk” laws, aren’t far-ranging enough. The lawmaker later also denounced his counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for his refusal to support background check legislation, tweeting simply: “No more games.” A coalition of more than 200 House Democrats sent a letter to McConnell on Wednesday reiterating that call, saying that every delay on a vote for background checks legislation “only increases the chances that more innocent …