Happy Friday, unicorns. Hope you’re not eating a Chipotle burrito while reading this.
Happy Friday, everyone. Lots to cover this week with everything from 2015 Emmy nominations to new birth control laws to Pluto finally getting its close-up. Let’s get started:
Greetings, fellow unicorns. It’s time once again to round up the news stories that caught my eye this week, and we have a lot to cover. Wade through the frustrating, soak in the interesting, and reward yourself with a good song at the end. Let’s get started:
It is Friday once again, friends, and lots has happened. Click on through for Ferguson updates, some science news, obituaries, and more.
Maybe people are too busy preparing for the holidays to devote as much time as usual to being misogynistic pricks, because the news wasn’t nearly as bad this week as it usually is. It’s a Festivus miracle! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
News in Europe: Rouble Down!
Greetings, citizens, and welcome to another week of sheer misery. I haven’t even got an animal-related story for you. Booo.
Persephone Postcards: Ireland
It may surprise you, but Ireland comes in more colors than green, blue, and gray.
It was only a matter of time.
There’s oh-so-much misogyny to cover this week, including a larger-than-usual dose of transphobia, lots of cool study findings, and several Twitter accounts you’re going to want to go follow right now. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
It’s time for another round of “what has the Catholic Church ever done for Ireland?” Content note: child abuse, child death, birth abuse, forced adoption.
Over a year and a half after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, has anything changed, or are women in Ireland still handed a death sentence? (TW: miscarriage, abortion)
Here’s something we tend to forget: There are still a lot of kings, queens and princes in Europe. Most of their citizens don’t actually give a toss about them, but countries who don’t have a monarchy have about 37 glossy weekly magazines dedicated to other nation’s monarchs. It’s been a busy week for them.
Ten months after Savita’s death, has anything changed for women in Ireland?
It’s been an abortion-palooza across America! Let’s take this one shitty state at a time. (Trigger warning for discussions of abortion, rape, and incest.)
When he heard his noble father had been executed, he gathered his followers and publicly renounced his allegiance to the king. Later, his army was slaughtered by the king’s allies after agreeing to an allegiance. This notorious bloodbath become known as…