Split The Bill Fairly – Using Affirmative Fractions

A new app called Equipay that was recently presented at a Comedy Hack Day in San Francisco promises to help you fairly split the bill when you’re out with friends— using gender and racial income inequality. How exactly? Using “affirmative fractions” (and real Bureau of Labor Statistics data). Even though the app is meant as a joke,…

Kesha: A Bridge to Truth

*Trigger Warning: descriptions of sexual abuse On Friday, February 19th, a New York judge denied pop singer Kesha’s injunction against former music producer Dr. Luke. Part of an ongoing legal battle since October 2014, Kesha is suing Lukasz Gottwald, known as “Dr. Luke,” for a decade of sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse, which allegedly began…

Planned Parenthood Wins Battle Against Anti-Abortion Activists

Update: As of Monday, January 26th, a grand jury has indicted David Daleidan and Sandra S. Merritt, an employee of the Center for Medical Progress, as well as cleared Planned Parenthood of all wrongdoing. For two months, jurors had been examining video footage from the Center for Medical Progress, claiming that Planned Parenthood were making a profit off…

Saudi Arabia’s Suffragettes

  This year, Saudi Arabian women achieved a significant milestone: for the first time in history, women were allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia’s elections on Saturday, December 12th. Over 900 women ran for seats and were up against almost 6,000 men, all competing for places on the 284 councils that control local affairs. These include…