What’s Current: Documents reveal NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel kidnapped and beat ex-girlfriend

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Samantha Bee mocks a U.S. state senator’s sexist dress code proposal on her hilarious debut of Full Frontal.

 Court documents reveal more domestic violence from an NFL player: Quarterback Johnny Manziel kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and hit her so hard that he ruptured her eardrum.

Gloria Steinem’s interview with Bill Maher caused a media stir for a number of reasons… Unfortunately, none in the form of an outcry about how creepy Maher acted, commenting on Steinem’s appearance, touching her, and hitting on her. Instead, several sites have reported Steinem claiming that young women support Bernie Sanders because they’re “boy crazy.” For the record, here’s what she actually said:

“Men tend to get more conservative because they gain power as they age, and women tend to get more radical because they lose power as they age. It’s not fair to measure most women by the standard of most men, because they’re gonna get more activist as they grow older, and when you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys, the boys are with Bernie.’

Indiana woman’s attempted suicide demonstrates that it’s becoming increasingly common for US women to be charged with murder after self-inducing abortions: “The law once used to protect pregnant women are now being used to prosecute them.”

Texas sees unplanned baby boom after Republicans shut down Planned Parenthood clinics:

“Thanks to Texas Republicans’ assault on women’s rights and Planned Parenthood, a new study found that there has been a twenty-seven percent increase in babies born into low-income families. To put that into perspective, in 1945 there was only a FIVE percent increase in births and that increase is what led to the Baby Boomer generation.”

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.