Australian newscaster Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit every day for a year to draw attention to an all too common form of sexism.
Co-host of the Australian morning news show "Today," Stefanovic became frustrated with the unsolicited fashion advice and appearance-based criticisms viewers regularly offered his female co-presenter, Lisa Wilkinson. He then decided to conduct an experiment. He wore the same blue suit on air every day for a year, and, as the TV personality revealed to Fairfax Media, absolutely nobody said a thing:
No one has noticed; no one gives a shit. But women, they wear the wrong colour and they get pulled up. They say the wrong thing and there's thousands of tweets written about them. Women are judged much more harshly and keenly for what they do, what they say and what they wear. Read More
Thousands are backing a petition calling for the cancellation of the TLC series "19 Kids and Counting" over the stars' discriminatory sentiments against the LGBT community.
A petition on Change.org launched by Jim Wissick of San Jose, California, states that "19 Kids and Counting," starring conservative Baptists Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their children, should be axed because of the LGBT fearmongering promoted by the family.
"The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people," Wissick wrote in a letter to TLC which was posted on the Change.org petition page. "You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show." Read more
If you’ve been out grocery shopping, filling up your car at a gas station or have been in public in Saline County at all lately, the chances are good you’ve been approached by a petitioner asking for your signature so that the issue of whether package sales of alcohol should be allowed in our neck of the woods will be included on the November ballot.The same effort is going on in Craighead County and both petition drives are spearheaded by a group out of Little Rock called Our Community, Our Dollars. Yes, Saline County is dry and there have been some grumblings of late about that seeing how things have changed over the years — the county population is over 110,000 and there are plenty of restaurants in the area that have been classified as private clubs and are able to sell alcohol. Read More
WASHINGTON — Up to four million undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years can apply for a program that protects them from deportation and allows those with no criminal record to work legally in the country, President Obama is to announce on Thursday, according to people briefed on his plans.An additional one million people will get protection from deportation through other parts of the president’s plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration enforcement system, including the expansion of an existing program for “Dreamers,” young immigrants who came to the United States as children. There will no longer be a limit on the age of the people who qualify. Read More
Cobb County police are investigating allegations that Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard abused his 7-year-old child.
According to Sgt. Dana Pierce, the incident was reported on Oct. 1, 2014. Cobb County police were asked to investigate the allegations by the Florida agency Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families, Pierce said. Police looked into the case, but initially did not find anything. However, in the last 48 hours, more information has come forth that has led police to take another look at the case, Pierce said. No arrests have been made, and no other details about the allegations are available. Cobb County Police are investigating because the alleged incident happened there, Pierce said. read more