Weekend reading

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Even on eBay women makes less money than men.

Jamilah King: how black women like me reckon with America’s political process.

GOP candidates likely don’t want you to know this fact about undocumented immigrants.

As rental prices rise, women stay in bad relationships to survive.

US military releases bizarre paper claiming wearing hijab is “passive terrorism.”

Rebecca Traister on how single women became the most powerful voting bloc.

What it’s really like to work in Hollywood if you’re not a straight white man.

Last Week Tonight takes on laws that are making abortion inaccessible around the country.

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Holiday BINGO: conversations you don’t want to have but maybe should

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Everyone has that one relative or acquaintance back in their hometown who is a ticking time bomb, ready to let loose with a “We need to keep the Muslims out!” or a “The only class war is against the rich!”   Continue reading “Holiday BINGO: conversations you don’t want to have but maybe should”

Weekend reading

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Batman saves a young black man from police in a new comic.

Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year.

Collecting Hollywood’s most sexist and racist casting calls.

Obituaries show sexism follows women to the grave.

Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by a cop. His killer was just indicted for murder.

A judge just ruled Wisconsin’s abortion law unconstitutional.

The women who created “Transparent” wants you to “borrow white male privilege.”

Engaged couple gives up wedding to sponsor Syrian refugee family.

Weekend reading

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Read one Texas abortion doctor’s scathing ultrasound informed consent form.

Your guilt trip won’t stop gentrification.

No, the anti-choice movement doesn’t care about sexism, racism or ableism.

Kim Davis is wrong–but bashing her looks isn’t right.

Man acquitted of dumping beer on Native American kids’ heads at hockey game.

Black America’s “gaslight” nightmare: The psychological warfare being waged against Black Lives Matter.

Democrats pass a resolution supporting Black Lives Matter, but Black Lives Matter doesn’t support Democrats.

Weekend reading

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Alejandro Juarez made a series of satirical photos mocking the whitewashing in the new Stonewall movie.

Stephen Colbert shares why he thinks women should be in charge of everything.

#BlackLivesMatter more than the hurt feelings of white progressives.

You can’t separate abortion from the rest of what Planned Parenthood does.

Virginia Wesleyan College demands names of rape victim’s sexual partners.

GOP: attack women all you want, but hands off the white Republican ones.

A CVS pharmacist stood in the way of my abortion–and the law says that’s OK.

A powerful new protest song about racism and police brutality from Janelle Monae.

Weekend reading

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RH Reality Check’s infographic shows the people behind manufactured attacks on Planned Parenthood.

7 ways to turn your anger about Sandra Bland into action in support of incarcerated (and formerly incarcerated) black women.

Actor Jesse Williams breaks down Sandra Bland and racist hypocrisy in 24 tweets.

11 essential facts about guns and mass shootings in the US.

Houstonia magazine writes an editorial telling racist readers they can take their business elsewhere.

Instagram banned the hashtag #curvy, while allowing #thin and #skinny to stay.

How conservatives and liberals misappropriate #BlackLivesMatter.

#BlackLivesMatter and the “new civil rights movement”

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It’s become increasingly clear that #BlackLivesMatter is a movement that won’t be ignored. Sadly, it seems that every day brings another reminder why it exists, and we learn the names of people like Sandra Bland and Freddie Gray only because of the tragedies that befell them. While the #BlackLivesMatter may be still developing and coming into its own, there’s no question that it’s making an impact. Elizabeth Day at The Guardian has a great piece about the origins of #BlackLivesMatter (including the prominent role played by women) and what she calls the “birth of a new civil rights movement.” Continue reading “#BlackLivesMatter and the “new civil rights movement””