In Other News, July 31, 2013: George Zimmerman's Got a Gun, Greek Yogurt, and Obama's Cake
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Greek Yogurt: Good for you, apparently bad for the environment and our clean water supply.
Ultra-Orthodox rioters attacked two buses in Israel after a woman refused a man's orders to move to the back.
Zimbabweans lined up at the polls early this morning to cast their votes in a contest between 89-year-old incumbent President Robert Mugabe and former union organizer Morgan Tsvangirai. It's a heartening shift from the country's last elections in 2008, which left over 200 people dead in post-election runoffs.
As Iran prepares to inaugurate its new president this Sunday, Teheran-watchers are voicing cautious optimism for the state of long-strained Iran-U.S. relations.
Self-styled male feminist Hugo Schwyzer "quit the Internet" yesterday, after ten years of writing for Jezebel and the Atlantic. He told New York Magazine: "Men are afraid of women’s anger. It’s very hard for men to stand up to women’s anger. I did for a long time until finally my mental health had to be a priority."
Elsewhere in the good/bad feminist debate, Susan Jacoby wrote a New York Times op-ed about Anthony Weiner's sexting partner, whom she's concerned we're not discussing (judging?) enough: "As a feminist, I find it infinitely sad to imagine a vibrant young woman sitting alone at her computer and turning herself into a sex object for a man (or a dog) she does not know — even if she is also turning him into a sex object," Jacoby wrote.
Cleveland has been overrun by the National Senior Olympics Games. And this year, pickleball!
And in other competitions-between-elderly-citizens-news: A mind-boggling map of who's fighting who in the GOP.
Brazilian President Dilma Roussef announced a $1.31 billion investment of federal money into the bus system that set off major protests earlier summer.
And for our own president, an early dark chocolate birthday cake was sent to him courtesy of Nancy Pelosi's House of Representatives:
And finally, in honor of JK Rowling's birthday, let's watch the author talk about the women of Harry Potter:
(Image: Mike Allen)