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Graphic essay: What the Civil Rights movement can teach us about surviving Trump

Jeff Sessions fights for racist outcomes. Who cares what’s in his heart?

The vain, counterproductive myth that there’s no way most Americans can be racist 

Many mass shooters have a history of domestic violence. It’s time to pay attention.

A century of abortion onscreen, 1916-2016

These online services offer birth control without visiting a doctor 

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TV’s 10 best abortion moments of 2016

13 women who should think about running for president in 2020

My journey through grief and abortion: why women need all the choice they can get”

There is nothing progressive or winning about a “big tent” on abortion

All Illinois hairdressers will be trained to spot domestic abuse 

9 of the biggest feminist wins of 2016, from Hillary Clinton to Lemonade

Lawyers offer free representation to media facing Trump threats

Watch: first harrowing trailer for Kalief Browder docuseries

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The Golden Globes show why people of color need to be behind the camera, not just in front

Referring to abortion bans like Ohio’s as “heartbeat” bills supports anti-choice propaganda

45 brilliant things Samantha Bee said this year

North Carolina just gave Donald Trump a strategy for undermining democracy

My president was black: a history of the first African American White House–and what came next

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VICE launches apprenticeship program for formerly incarcerated people

Male tears for fears: embracing the ironic performance of misandry

Since the election, more than 4,500 women have registered to run for office

How software problems are leading to wrongful arrests

Oklahoma senator abandons measure requiring anti-abortion signs in public bathrooms 

10 charities working to provide food, shelter, education and medicine to Syrians

Politicians are ignorant about reproductive freedom, and we need to educate them

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It has certainly not gone unnoticed that women’s reproductive freedom has been at the mercy of mostly male politicians who have never had to grapple with the real impact of access to reproductive healthcare (except perhaps when arranging an abortion for a mistress). Just this past week, we saw two examples of men in power who are aggressively ignorant about the reality women deal with in this country and how abortion and birth control affect our lives.  Continue reading “Politicians are ignorant about reproductive freedom, and we need to educate them”

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Women of color notch historic wins around the country

Trump’s victory sends a disturbing message about sexual assault 

White women sold out the sisterhood and the world by voting for Trump

A list of pro-women, pro-immigrant, pro-earth anti-bigotry organizations that need your support

9 independent artists donating proceeds to Planned Parenthood, ACLU and other important organizations

Here’s how you can become an abortion clinic escort

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15 indigenous women on the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance

A Republican governor is using his own money to reinstate the death penalty

California restaurants launch nation’s first transgender jobs program

It’s 2016 and Kansas approvingly cited Dred Scott in an abortion case 

Why are there so many books with “girl” in the title?

New York City students tell Westboro Baptist Church that “God Loves Jazz”

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Hundreds of Harvard students walk out of class as dining hall workers’ strike enters third week

The verdict for those armed militants who took over a federal building is white privilege in action

Don’t use girls as props to fight trans rights

A window into Texas’ publicly funded fake abortion clinics

Why doesn’t spending time with women make men less sexist?

My wife’s killer was not an ‘illegal immigrant’

Women will direct every episode of Jessica Jones season 2

The UK will pardon thousands of men convicted under draconian anti-gay laws

Organization of the month: National Network of Abortion Funds

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While the Supreme Court has affirmed that Americans have a constitutional right to abortion, it doesn’t mean getting one is easy. While the ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt finally struck a blow against some of the nation’s most draconian anti-abortion laws, there are still hundreds of laws on the books that make a getting an abortion more difficult, and anti-choice groups are finding new and creative ways to block access. Low income women and women of color suffer the most in the fact of these restrictions.

Whether it’s a law that requires you to go to a faraway clinic twice because there’s a mandatory waiting period, or the Hyde amendment that blocks funding for abortions for low-income women, these restrictions can make accessing reproductive healthcare prohibitively expensive. The National Network of Abortion Funds works to make sure that abortion isn’t just a right on paper. You can donate to them directly, and/or choose from their list of local abortion funds who need support in the ongoing effort to make universal abortion access a reality.

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The precarious masculinity of 2016 voters

Ruth Bader Ginsburg shows why white feminists must do better 

Trump surrogates have started normalizing sexual assault in a terrifying way

61 insults, 39 women: Trump’s long history of misogyny

The myth of abortion regret

30 days, 30 songs: Musicians join forces against Trump as election draws near