via Animal New York The Satanic Temple organization is challenging Oklahoma’s state mandatory anti-abortion counseling law, using a Hobby Lobby-style religious exemption. Today, TST spokesperson Lucian Greaves argued that the Hobby Lobby decision demonstrates that the Supreme Court “has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even
By Matthew Schulz via spiegel.de Was the cradle of civilization also the birthplace of atrocity? Historians have been researching the most extreme forms of torture in the ancient world. Among other things, they have found that, back then, “sitting in the tub” was actually a pretty nasty way to kick
Growing up in California in the 80’s, I saw first hand how Reaganomics dealt a death blow to the mental health institutions of this State. Basically, the powers that be decided to cut funding to many of the hospitals and programs that served people with mental health issues. What you
Prior to surgery being the norm for correcting beauty flaws, our ancestors had some creative and disturbing ways to make us all look “better”. Vibrators weren’t just for pleasure, they were for fixing everything from dandruff to constipation. You could hook yourself up to electricity to fix baldness and wrinkles.
Writing around the year 1200, the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus recounts a vicious execution, taking place several centuries before his own lifetime in the age of the Vikings: “they ordered [Ella’s] back to be carved with the figure of an eagle, exultant because at his overthrow they were imprinting the