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Rep. Akin's Inexplicable View on Rape Incurs Wrath of Social Media Masses

Rep. Akin's Inexplicable View on Rape Incurs Wrath of Social Media Masses

Adriana Lee

When I found out about Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Mo.) colossal interview fail on Sunday, it wasn’t on CNN, Fox or MSNBC — it was on Facebook. Even pals who never tune into the news or follow politics were sharing this story like crazy, if only because they were aghast at his deep ignorance about an important women’s health issue. Basically, the politician appeared in a television interview, (...

The Day of Blackouts: Thousands of Sites Protest SOPA by Going Dark (poll)

The Day of Blackouts: Thousands of Sites Protest SOPA by Going Dark (poll)

Adriana Lee

If you read Noah Kravitz’s illuminating post, “This is SOPA. You Might Want to Protest It,” turned on the news or hit your favorite website to find it offline or not updated, then you’ve got an inkling about the online protest that occurred today across thousands of websites (including this one). If not, or you aren’t clear about what SOPA is to begin with, then here’s the gist in a...