FDA Ends Ban on Blood Donations By Gay Men ... But There's A Catch

Talk about problematic progress. The AP headline crowing "US Moves to End Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men" comes with a whopper of an asterisk: gay and bisexual men who wish to donate blood may do so only if they've refrained from having sex with another man for a full year prior. » 12/23/14 7:00pm 12/23/14 7:00pm

Science Shows Fat Shaming Doesn't Work – In Fact, It Often Backfires

Overweight and obese people are often the targets of discrimination and teasing. But while some might argue that 'fat shaming' encourages weight loss, a new study of nearly 3,000 British adults shows it's simply not true. » 9/12/14 9:20am 9/12/14 9:20am

Not One Single Woman Directed a Doctor Who Episode Last Year

In spite of all the criticism Hollywood has faced recently for its awful female-to-male director ratio, women are still being widely discriminated against in the film industry. Maybe, being a generally optimistic person, you might be inclined to think that things are a little more equal outside of the US. What about… » 7/07/13 1:30pm 7/07/13 1:30pm

Japanese finance minster wants old people to "hurry up and die"

Japan's new right-wing government hasn't wasted time in alienating tens of millions of its voters. According to finance minister Taro Aso, elderly people should "hurry up and die" so that pressure can be relieved on the state to pay for their skyrocketing medical bills. » 1/23/13 7:40am 1/23/13 7:40am