Weekend reading

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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

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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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Fourteen year-old David Fargnoli has "TRUMP" shaved into his hair before a campaign rally with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S. April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX2BKXJ
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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

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Polish government performs u-turn on total abortion ban after massive protests

Study: Republican doctors more likely to discourage abortion care

President Obama signs first rape survivors’ bill of rights into law

Brown is the New White author Steve Phillips on how to build a Democratic majority that lasts

From Ava DuVernay’s “13th” to “O.J.: Made in America”: Four docs that define Black Lives Matter

The Democratic Party’s racial reckoning

Weekend reading

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Actress Aya Cash talks about ageism in Hollywood

No touching. No human contact. The hidden toll on jail inmates who spend months or years along in a 7×9 foot cell

Corrections Corporation of America plans layoffs and CEO pay cuts as its stock keeps dropping

Florida ballot initiative would make abortion, birth control punishable by death

Resources for what to do instead of calling the police

A syllabus full of great resources from a course on the Black Lives Matter movement 

Weekend reading

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Becoming an abortion provider in red state America

A state-by-state list of the lies abortion doctors are forced to tell women

Study: #BlackLivesMatter hashtag has encouraged racial discourse

Free-range parenting is a privilege for the white and affluent

Immigration is probably the best way to fight crime

You can’t be pro-choice and pro-Hyde

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There are many people who say (at least in a hypothetical situation) that abortion wouldn’t ever be a choice for them, but they don’t think anyone should interfere with a woman’s choice to have an abortion. Some of them would call themselves pro-choice. The important thing is that they do not believe their personal feelings need to be reflected in the laws that govern every person in this country. Combine those people with ardent advocates for reproductive freedom, and you get a solid majority in this country.  Continue reading “You can’t be pro-choice and pro-Hyde”