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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: “I’m uncomfortable with how fucked-up social media has become
He told Kerrang!: “Sometimes it’s great – when I’m able to communicate with fans and people are cool, and when people get something out of the music and you make these connections.
“But I think the thing that makes it uncomfortable is how fucked-up social media has become, and how everyone’s got a camera in their pocket now. There are a lot of people out there who aren’t fans who just wanna be guilty by association or something. They wanna hold you in their pocket as a souvenir. And I think that sometimes that’s the part that gets annoying.”
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong
Men Always Make the Exact Same Comment to Me After Sex
Dear How to Do It,
I’m a fiftysomething straight woman. Throughout my dating life, I’ve had men comment on the “tightness” of my vagina over and over. I know that women will tell men that they’re big or well-endowed as a compliment, but do men do the same with women? Tell them that the fit is tight or snug, even if it’s not? I’ve recently started seeing someone new, and he constantly remarks on my “tightness.” I can’t ask my girlfriends about this because who is going to say that they are loose? And what defines loose, anyway? And what defines tightness? When I first started having sex, it took several sessions before my boyfriend was able to achieve full entry. Sex has never been painful since then, and I’ve also given birth. My doctor has never noted anything out of the ordinary during routine exams. I do Kegels regularly if that makes a difference, and I’ve had various sizes of penises over the years that fit comfortably. I’ve only turned down one, and that one was way too big (he was OK with that). Obviously, it’s not something that one can brag about, but what do men mean when they say this? I guess it’s a compliment—but is it, really?
Men Always Make the Exact Same Comment to Me After Sex
Feminism Has ‘Gone Too Far’, Say 50 Percent of Gen Z Men
Half of young men believe that feminism has “gone too far and makes it harder for men to succeed”, according to a new report from anti-extremism charity HOPE not hate.
Sam Smethers, chief executive of feminist charity The Fawcett Society told VICE News: “This data is consistent with previous Fawcett research which found that there is a significant proportion of young men who feel threatened by feminism and also that younger men are more likely than older men to describe themselves as feminists, so opinion is polarised.”
Feminism Has ‘Gone Too Far’, Say 50 Percent of Gen Z Men
Racist bicyclist calls Asian man a “slant-eyed… faggot” after calling 911 & faking an injury
“You’re acting like a bitch. I know white women that could fuck you up.”
“That bike is worth more than your car,” the bicyclist says. “That’s an $11,000 bike, you dumbfuck.”
“I’ll slap the fuck out of you, you fucking king faggot. You’re a faggot. You’re a faggott. You’re a faggot. You’re a faggot. You’re a fuckin’ homo. You’re a fucking faggot homo. I’ll break your fucking legs, man.”
Report: LGBTQ+ Men and Women Raped, Abused In Syrian Conflict
Gay and bisexual men in Syria, along with transgender women, have been suffering horrific sexual violence in that nation during its multisided civil war, as documented in a new Human Rights Watch report.
“Since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011, men and boys and transgender women have been subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence by the Syrian government and non-state armed groups, including the extremist armed group Islamic State (also known as ISIS),” says the report, “They Treated Us in Monstrous Ways”: Sexual Violence Against Men, Boys, and Transgender Women in the Syrian Conflict, released Wednesday. “Heterosexual men and boys are vulnerable to sexual violence in Syria, but men who are gay or bisexual — or perceived to be — and transgender women are particularly at risk.”
Naila, a 21-year-old transgender woman, said she was gang-raped in prison while a minor. “They brought the stick of a mop and they inserted it in our anus,” she said. “A strong bleeding started, and we were mutilated.”
Gay Man Says Group of 7 Beat Him Unconscious While Camping
Family of Special-Ed Student Who Was Given Drugs, Sexually Assaulted by Teacher Sues School District
Masturbating Can Help You Cope With Anxiety — Seriously
Rita M., a 20-year-old social work student living in Seattle, Washington, used to masturbate three to five times a week. But as with everything else, during a global pandemic, self-pleasure has been hard to come by. She's not alone in finding it more difficult to engage in this form of self-care. And yet, the benefits of masturbation may actually come in more handy than ever. Tending to ourselves is one step in navigating a new normal.
“It has been more difficult to be ‘in the mood’ because, in my head, I ask myself, ‘Why is masturbation something I’m thinking about when there’s a pandemic happening in my backyard?’’ Rita tells InStyle. Witnessing enormous struggles and injustices by vulnerable populations dominates my mind. Masturbation gets brushed aside and distress consumes me.”
There's no doubt that coronavirus and it’s ripple-out effects — the obvious fear and worry, the restricted human interaction — have had negative impacts on people’s mental health. Back in March, 45% of Americans reported the virus had taken a toll on their emotional wellbeing, and according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, the number of people who are experiencing anxiety and depression has spiked as a result of the pandemic.
Why a generation is choosing to be child-free
We are in the middle of a mass extinction, the first caused by a single species. There are 7.8 billion of us, on a planet that scientists estimate can support 1.5 billion humans living as the average US citizen does today. And we know that the biggest contribution any individual living in affluent nations can make is to not have children. According to one study, having one fewer child prevents 58.6 tonnes of carbon emissions every year; compare that with living car-free (2.4 tonnes), avoiding a transatlantic return flight (1.6), or eating a plant-based diet (0.82). Another study said it was almost 20 times more important than any other choice an environmentally minded individual could make. Such claims have been questioned. After all, does a parent really bear the burden of their child’s emissions? Won’t our individual emissions fall as technologies and lifestyles change? Isn’t measuring our individual carbon footprint – a concept popularised by oil and gas multinational BP – giving a free pass to the handful of corporate powers responsible for almost all carbon emissions? The only thing that isn’t up for debate is that we all know that we are living in ways that can’t continue.
Coronavirus isn’t likely to give us coronababies – but a pandemic isn’t the reason that having children has shifted from an inevitability to a choice, and now, a moral question. A long time ago, “Do we have children?” became “Should we?”
Florida now has more coronavirus cases than New York and California leads the nation
My Kids Want to Opt Out of In-Person Instruction This Fall
Palm Springs boy, 7, in coma with ‘hole in skull’ after cruel neighbor randomly hurls a rock at him
‘Monster’ gets 70 years for repeatedly abusing Buffalo woman, son
An insignificant duty-free "Karen" shopper decided she was not going to deliver groceries to an ailing non affiliated senior because ordering one Goya product was against her priorities. 21-Jul-2020
Maybe our lives don't matter because parents didn't hand out sustainable discipline to their children for them to achieve it. 20-Jul-2020
America Is on Track for a Million Coronavirus Cases a Day, and at Least 800,000 Deaths, by the End of 2020
If someone had suggested five months ago that we would be seeing more than 3 million cases and 135,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. by mid-July, I wouldn’t have believed it.
But now it’s distinctly possible that, five months from now, half of all Americans could have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, and more than 800,000 Americans may die in this extraordinary outbreak. That is what many of our most prominent public-health experts now expect.
The Daily Beast
‘I’m not crazy’: Why California Latinos carry more worries in pandemic and why many don’t get help
DC proposes tax on advertising in LGBTQ & Black media to pay for city’s COVID shortfall
McDonald's workers report verbal and physical assaults for asking people to wear masks
Florida gang members are organizing COVID-19 parties for up to 400 people with the intention of spreading the virus, sheriff claims
Utah's Republican governor calls people 'foolish' with a 'mob mentality' after 100 parents crowd into a meeting about children wearing masks at school without wearing their own face coverings
My Black Son Sold “N-Word Passes” to His White Friends
Dear Care and Feeding,
Eleven years ago, my husband and I started fostering a sister and brother,“Taylor” and “Martin,” and we adopted them a year later. Our daughter was 5, and our son was an infant, but they are now 16 and 11 and are smart, kind, and mostly well-behaved kids. My husband and I are white, and they are Black, but we’ve done our best to have honest, age-appropriate discussions on race, our privilege, and how messed up the systematic oppression and racism in our country is. I thought we had done an OK job … until yesterday.
Taylor asked us after dinner if she could talk to us in private and showed us screenshots a friend had sent her. Apparently, Martin has been selling “N-word passes” to kids at his middle school for $20-50! It’s been going on for weeks, and he had offered it to Taylor’s friend’s sister, who screenshot it and sent it to Taylor. They go to diverse schools for our area, but there are still a lot of white/non-Black kids there. Taylor told us that kids have been sending Martin money via Venmo, and she thinks he’s made almost $1,000. My husband and I are shocked and angry, and we don’t know what to do. Martin’s actions must have made his fellow Black classmates upset and uncomfortable, and I feel like a horrible mother and person. I thought we did a good job, but we must have done something wrong. We need to give him consequences, but I don’t know how extreme to go. Right now, I’m leaning toward taking away device privileges for a long, long time and confiscating the money. What else can or should we do? How do we confront him about this and apologize and tell other parents?
Meet the Man Leading the Charge on America's Boy Crisis / Opinion
"As the women's movement went mainstream, I loved the options for women it created, but also felt there was a demonizing of men, an undervaluing of the family, and a blindness to how boys and men were being harmed that would have profound effects on families, boys, addiction, careers, male unemployment, the global economy and so on," he explained. "When I uncovered reasons that were not part of the public consciousness, I felt I had something to contribute."
Farrell soon discovered that there was little serious attention being paid to the space of boy's development, either in academia or anywhere else. The subject was, in Farrell's words, "a national afterthought."
What was not an afterthought to Farrell were the big disparities in outcomes of every kind between boys and girls in America. Disparities that crossed ethnic, racial and geographic boundaries.
"Before age 9, boys and girls commit suicide equally," Farrell told a Tedx audience. "By age 10 to 14, it is twice the amount for boys. Between 15 and 19, it is four times the amount, and by ages 18 to 24, it is six times the amount. That's staggering." Often, these tragedies seem to share one circumstance: the lack of a father in the home.
Cuomo dismisses AOC’s claims about NYC crime uptick and rent struggles: ‘It is factually impossible’
Cuomo took aim at the Democratic congresswoman representing parts of Queens and the Bronx after he was asked during a press briefing in Manhattan about her recent claim that the crime spike could be connected to New Yorkers having a hard time making rent amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is factually impossible that somebody committed a crime so they could pay their rent,” the governor said, noting that the recent crime uptick is dominated by shootings and other violent offenses.
Chicago Records 1,901 Shooting Victims So Far This Year, 1,460 Since Lockdown Began
A 9-Year-Old Boy Was Shot Four Times While Making TikToks With His Siblings
1-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting near New York City playground
Man found in Charlotte gas station parking lot was shot and killed, police say
Horowitz: Man accused of murdering 11-year-old at July 4 BBQ in DC was released under coronavirus jailbreak
Men suspected of Holocaust survivor's murder will go on trial in Paris
Pandemic, racism compound worries about black suicide rate
'Everybody talks about Black Lives Matter, what about baby lives?': Gran of one-year-old boy shot dead in stroller near playground in latest NYC gun violence demands an end to the deadly shootings
Empire actor Bryshere Gray faces domestic violence charges after 'strangling his wife until she passed out and then barricading himself in his home overnight when police arrived to investigate'
Black and brown people make up two-thirds of US coronavirus deaths below age 65, a new study found
US coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse
First child dies due to coronavirus in South Carolina, DHEC says
Florida 'Karen' calls black woman a 'good little slave' for putting on a mask - and claims it's fine for her to say that because she's Mexican
Passenger punches, spits at Lyft driver after he asks her to wear a face mask
Widow condemns "barbaric" death of driver beaten over masks
The wife of a French bus driver who was beaten to death after he asked four passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for “exemplary punishment” for his killers.
The assault on Philippe Monguillot has scandalized France. President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday dispatched the interior minister to meet the driver's widow after his death was announced Friday. He had been hospitalized in critical condition after the July 5 attack.
Veronique Monguillot said she told the minister, Gerald Darmanin, that she and their three daughters were “destroyed” by the attack on her husband at a bus stop in Bayonne, southwest France.
“We must bang a fist on the table, so this never happens again,” she said. “It's barbaric, not normal. We must stop this massacre."
Coronavirus and racism could worsen black suicide rate, experts warn
Coronavirus update: Democratic Louisiana governor issues mask mandate as state’s death toll rises
California to release 8,000 inmates in attempt to combat COVID-19 spike in prisons
As Texas morgues fill up, refrigerator trucks are on the way in several counties
Customer leaves $1,000 tip on $43 tab at N.J. restaurant; thanks staff ‘for working through this tough time’
Florida sets grim coronavirus record with nearly 500 deaths in one week
Coronavirus: Orange County reports 1,251 new cases and 9 new deaths
Disney World Reopening Gets Mixed First Reactions As Fans Give Park’s Welcome Back Videos Horror Treatment
Patient dies after catching coronavirus at 'COVID party' in Texas