KFC demoted an employee for wanting to pump at work. She just won a $1.5 million lawsuit against them.

Women have been re-entering the workforce after giving birth for decades now. You would think that employers would know how to treat new moms back on the job, but apparently some people still have a lot of learning to do. When Autumn Lampkins was hired to be an assistant manager at a Delaware Kentucky Fried Chicken just months after giving birth, she was told her new job wouldn’t interfere with her need to pump breastmilk. Instead, it did nothing but interfere. Lampkins claimed the KFC outlet gave her a hard time for wanting (and let’s face it, needing) to pump breast milk during her working hours. Lampkins filed a lawsuit against her former employer, stating she was demoted over it. …

A 67-year-old man solicited a 13-year-old girl for sex. The judge called her ‘an aggressor.’

A 67-year-old man solicited a 13 and 14-year-old to sexually abuse them. Then the judge called the girls “an aggressor.” In a normal world, when a 67-year-old man molests underage girls, he’s 100% at fault. In a normal world, when a 67-year-old man pays money to underage girls in order to molest them, he’s 100% at fault. He’s the adult. He’s the one who knows better. He’s the one breaking the law and all standards of human decency by soliciting sex with girls who cannot legally consent to it. But apparently we don’t live in a normal world. At least not in the Kansas courtroom where a judge decided that 13- and 14-year-old girls are “aggressors” in the above scenario. …

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just delivered a very personal and positive message to sex workers.

Photo by Toby Melville/Getty Images Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stopped by the charity One25 unannounced in Bristol where Markle and Prince Harry got to work helping pack lunches meant to be distributed to sex workers. As part of its larger set of initiatives, One25 provides 150 sex workers with food bags on a nightly basis. Markle Spontaneously asked for a magic marker and began to scrawl inspirational messages on the bananas. “Do you have a sharpie?” Markle says in a video of the day. “I have an idea.” “I’m in charge of the banana messaging,” Markle can be heard saying in a videoTweeted out by Kensington Palace, as she wrote supportive words such as “You are strong,””You are brave,” …

ER doctor shares why social media is a powerful tool in helping him cope with death.

via Texas Military Department / Flickr Telling someone their child has just died has to be one of the most difficult things a human can do. For an emergency room physician, it’s part of their day-to-day lives. Every day there’s a chance they’ll deliver horrifying news that will forever change someone’s life. It’s not a responsibility to be taken lightly. But it’s understandable that an emergency room physician would become calloused after years of delivering tragic news. The physician may also be enraged after seeing another lifeless body of a young person who died due to drugs or carelessness. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Capio S:t Görans Sjukhus (@capiostgoranssjukhus) on Jan 1, 2019 at 6:53am PST …

Since some states don’t protect LGBTQ people, communities are rallying to offer their own.

You’re getting ready for a date. It’s time to pick the place. Where do you go? You want to consider price — not too cheap, not too expensive — and ambiance; you want it to be conveniently located, with a good menu and perhaps some alcohol offerings. And if you’re gay in Indiana, you also need to pick somewhere you know you won’t get harassed or downright thrown out. “Any service provider in Indiana can turn anyone down,” says Amy Shaw, who identifies as a lesbian and has lived in Indiana for the past 14 years. “People get assaulted for being queer. So it’s important to know where those safe places are, where you’ll get served, where people are going …