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When a Public Official Sells Feminism, Who Is Being Empowered? When a Public Official Sells Feminism, Who Is Being Empowered?

The women’s movement has experienced a thrilling resurgence in the time since Donald Trump was elected president, and along with it, the less thrilling phenomenon of commercial feminism. This is a messy state of affairs as it is, but when public officials are involved in packaging empowerment as a product to be…

New York State Senator Accused of Forcibly Kissing Staffer New York State Senator Accused of Forcibly Kissing Staffer

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New York Times Report: Secretive Group Called Nxivm Burns Women With Brands New York Times Report: Secretive Group Called Nxivm Burns Women With Brands

Out today in The New York Times is a chilling report on Nxivm, an Albany-based self-help organization. The report, by Barry Meier, includes details on how women in the group were allegedly branded with the initials of their leader Keith Raniere.

Girl Falls Off Ride At Six Flags, Sustains Mild Injuries After 25 Foot Drop

A 14-year-old girl plummeted 25 feet after falling off a ride at Six Flags amusement park in upstate New York. Thankfully, her injuries are minor, and as of Sunday morning she is in stable condition.

'The Law Penalizes Us for Remaining Silent': New York Sex Abuse Survivors Won't Stop Pushing for Reform 'The Law Penalizes Us for Remaining Silent': New York Sex Abuse Survivors Won't Stop Pushing for Reform

MANHATTAN—Past a crush of tourists posing delightedly in front of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull,” a small crowd gathered around the “Fearless Girl” statue as lawmakers and childhood sexual abuse survivors called for passage of the Child Victims Act.

Andrew Cuomo Is a Fucking Snake Andrew Cuomo Is a Fucking Snake

Andrew Cuomo wants to be loved. He wants to run for president. He is also the embodiment of a morally bankrupt Democratic Party that has failed, at every juncture, to live up to any of the ideals it purports to hold dear. Andrew Cuomo is a snake. He should be allowed nowhere near the 2020 presidential election.

Two Former Aides to Governor Andrew Cuomo Charged in Sweeping Federal Corruption Indictment Two Former Aides to Governor Andrew Cuomo Charged in Sweeping Federal Corruption Indictment

On Thursday, federal prosecutors announced corruption charges against nine members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle in connection with an alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving the much-lauded upstate New York economic development program known as the “Buffalo Billion.”

Radio Station Begins Playing Christmas Music 24/7 Radio Station Begins Playing Christmas Music 24/7

Attention, attention, this is a War on Christmas special bulletin. Though it is fucking March and we should be turning our attention to sandals and sunglasses, there's a new radio station planning to play Christmas music YEAR-ROUND.

New York Might Ban Beauty Products with Plastic 'Microbeads' New York Might Ban Beauty Products with Plastic 'Microbeads'

Bad news: Your exfoliation addiction might be hurting the environment. And so a lawmaker in New York, working with the state attorney general, has introduced a bill to ban personal care products (think face washes, toothpaste and body scrubs) that use those weird plastic beads.

Albany Teacher Who Assigned Awful Nazi Writing Assignment Put on Leave Albany Teacher Who Assigned Awful Nazi Writing Assignment Put on Leave

A teacher at Albany High School has been put on leave after igniting a brushfire of outrage in upstate New York with quite possibly the worst persuasive writing assignment ever: she asked students to put themselves into a pair of black leather stormtrooper boots and argue why the Jews are evil as if they were trying…

New Anti-Cheese Ad Campaign Is Pure Evil New Anti-Cheese Ad Campaign Is Pure Evil

These two new ads, which appear on billboards in Albany, New York, are attempting to teach people that eating cheese is hazardous to your health and will make you fat. Luckily, the campaign, which is sponsored by a nonprofit group called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), fails pretty miserably.…

We Don't Need No Education We Don't Need No Education

[Albany, April 13. Image via Getty]

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