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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.)

I live in Washington, the state with the first official outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. While my family lives several hours from Seattle, it was alarming to be near the epicenter—especially early in the pandemic when we knew even less about the coronavirus than we know now.

As tracking websites went up and statistics started pouring in, things looked hairy for Washington. But not for long. We could have and should have shut everything down faster than we did, but Governor Inslee took the necessary steps to keep the virus from flying completely out of control. He's consistently gotten heat from all sides, but in general he listened to the infectious disease experts and followed the lead of public health officials—which is exactly what government needs to do in a pandemic.

As a result, we've spent the past several months watching Washington state drop from the #1 hotspot down to 23rd in the nation (as of today) for total coronavirus cases. In cases per million population, we're faring even better at number 38. We have a few counties where outbreaks are pretty bad, and cases have slowly started to rise as the state has reopened—which was to be expected—but I've felt quite satisfied with how it's been handled at the state level. The combination of strong state leadership and county-by-county reopenings has born statistically impressive results—especially considering the fact that we didn't have the lead time that other states did to prepare for the outbreak.

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