A random man on the train thought it was OK to reach under her shirt. He f**ked with the wrong lady.

They may love their country. But they know it's far from perfect.

These lovely women call themselves BomBaebs.

They live in place where women are too often treated like things — objects for men's satisfaction. And they're pretty over it.


The BomBaebs are TV personality Pankhuri Awasthi (left) and theatre artist Uppekha Jain.

They got tired of hearing things like...

"We have the best culture. In our culture, there is no place for a woman." — ML Sharma

They've grown bored with the double standards.

They could certainly do without random men groping them in public.

And honestly, that's not even the worst of it.

So they made this fiery three-minute video to get some things off their chests — including strange men's grubby hands.

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A spate of sexual assault cases in India has led it to be known as the "rape capital of the world."

According to the country's National Crime Report Bureau, there are 93 reported cases of rape every day.

Many Indians contest the title of "rape capital of the world" on the grounds that sexual assault is a global problem that doesn't only tarnish India's reputation. That's true enough. There are places where the problem is statistically worse — like the United States, for example.

But regardless of where it's happening, we cannot be silent in the face of rape and the systemic oppression of women. And if you're as over it as Awasthi and Jain, give this post a share.

(Gentlemen, that goes for you too.)

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A plaque marking the death of a glacier comes with a haunting message to future generations.

The former Okjökull glacier in western Iceland is the first to lose its status as a glacier due to climate change. Known now as simply "Ok," the once sprawling ice sheet has melted to about seven percent of what it was a century ago and was declared no longer a glacier in 2014.

Scientists predict that in the next 200 years, if the climate crisis is not mitigated, the rest of Iceland's 400 glaciers will meet the same fate.

Next month, the land that Ok once covered will be marked with a memorial plaque. Researchers from Rice University in Houston, Texas, Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason, and geologist Oddur Sigurðsson—who first declared the glacier's lost status—will unveil the plaque in a public ceremony on August 18.

The plaque's text begins, "A letter to the future," then reads:

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A quarter of domestic cats have had their claws removed. Even though it might make the owners lives a little easier, the procedure can be incredibly painful for the animals and has been described as "barbaric."

Most of Europe and Canada have banned cat declawing (onychectomy), as well as several U.S. cities, but New York just became the first state to do so. Now, any vet who declaws a cat in the there will face a fine of $1,000, unless the procedure is medically necessary.

"Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops," New York GovernorAndrew Cuomo saidin a statement, per USA Today.

Some people get their cat declawed to stop their furniture and flesh from being destroyed. However, declawing a cat isn't the best way to stop a cat from scratching. In fact, it's probably the worst. "If a person has an issue with a cat scratching, well, first of all, I'd advise them don't get a cat because that is the very nature of a cat. But, secondly, there are ways to change cats' behavior. Get scratching posts. There are vinyl sheathes that could be placed on the nails," Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal said. Rosenthal sponsored the bill and is a cat owner, herself. "[T]here's many ways to address that behavior." None of the ways you address the problem should include taking it's claws off.

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Your dinner plate shouldn't shame you for eating off of it. But that's exactly what a set being sold at Macy's did.

The retailer has since removed the dinnerware from their concept shop, Story, after facing social media backlash for the "toxic message" they were sending.

The plates, made by Pourtions, have circles on them to indicate what a proper portion should look like, along with "helpful — and hilarious — visual cues" to keep people from "overindulging."

There are serval different styles, with one version labeling the largest portion as "mom jeans," the medium portion as "favorite jeans," and the smallest portion as "skinny jeans."

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In today's installment of the perils of being a woman, a 21-year-old woman shared her experience being "slut-shamed" by her nurse practitioner during a visit to urgent care for an STD check.

The woman recently had sex with someone she had only just met, and it was her first time hooking up with someone she had not "developed deep connections with."

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