The whole point of human rights is that, by definition, they are counter-majoritarian — but if rights can be voted into existence, they can also be voted *out* of existence.
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The Mexican Supreme Court legalized recreational use of marijuana and Colombia’s Constitutional Court legalized adoption by gay couples.
His only ‘crime’ was to have an asshole priest of a neighbor.
None of the alleged problems of legalizing prostitution disappears with the prohibition approach. But many of the problems of criminalizing sex work disappear with legalization.
The initiative has been strongly opposed by ridiculous pseudofeminists who don’t understand that prostitution is not sex slavery.
Usually, I won’t cheer for Pakistani laws, but this one makes a lot of sense:
Last night Bill Maher‘s Real Time episode had this epic final New Rule:
This is the newest Amnesty International campaign against torture:
Twitter has agreed to comply with censorship laws in Pakistan:
Last year, Ugandan MPs passed homophobic laws. Well, those laws were just signed by president Yoweri Museveni:
This is a funny Iranian prison guideline:
Animal advocates’ love for life is like Christian love, and Caterina Simonsen had to learn this the hard way: An…
Well, this is funny:
Ohh, look! Egypt’s Muslims are angry. Why? Because the UN keeps treating women like people:
Facebook really screwed up this time:
In Colombia, and Latin America, Women’s Day has become a date when you are supposed to give presents and…
So, the United Nations General Assembly just voted for the new members of the Human Rights Council. You wanna know…