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Film critic Marya E. Gates shares the films she watched during a year of only watching films by women, as well as a great list of films about teenage girls directed by women

The black person’s burden of managing white emotions in the age of Trump

The Walter Scott mistrial and the crisis of facts

California lawmakers to Trump: “if you want to get to [immigrants], you have to go through us”

The lesson from Standing Rock: organizing and resistance can win

Some showrunners are banning rape as a plot device

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s rallying cry for the Trump age

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We’ve heard a lot of prescriptions for how to behave in the wake of what was for many of us a devastating election. We’ve been told to come together behind our president and respect the office. We’ve been told to try harder to understand the pain of white people who voted for Trump, and deemphasize the pain of people of color and women who are terrorized by his rhetoric and policies. We’ve been told not to overreact, that his future behavior may defy every ounce of evidence he’s shown us of who he is and what he stands for. Continue reading “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s rallying cry for the Trump age”

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Bitch media collected 20 pop culture moments that sparked readers’ feminism

Demoralized Democrats have a roadmap for success in Trump’s America. It was written by Jesse Jackson.

Here are the sanctuary cities ready to resist Trump’s deportation threats

Queen Sugar spent its first season becoming the most political show on TV

Spitting landed an HIV-positive man in prison for 35 years. Spitting doesn’t transmit HIV.

Trump’s HHS pick thinks there’s “not one” woman who can’t afford contraception

Thousands of veterans to form a human shield around Standing Rock protestors

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Photographer Mark Seliger captures the trans community of Christopher Street 

White man kills black teenager who bumped into him outside West Virginia store

Electoral college must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say

Proposed bill would force Texas teachers to out LGBT students to their parents

How to help if someone is being harassed 

Democrats won the most votes in the election. They should act like it.

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Samantha Bee will be the Jon Stewart of the Trump years

The electoral college is an instrument of white supremacy and sexism

The importance of being an angry woman 

What to say to the women in your life after the election of Donald Trump

It’s time to diversify the Democratic Party leadership

My husband’s unconscious racism nearly destroyed our marriage”

Not shrews or saints: let’s treat women like human beings

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The flip side of the torrent of misogyny unleashed on Hillary Clinton this election season (and frankly, most of her professional life) is the idea that we should elect women because we have magical womanly qualities that will make us kinder, gentler, more effective leaders. We’re nurturing. We’re compassionate. We care for the earth and its inhabitants as if they were our own wee children.  Continue reading “Not shrews or saints: let’s treat women like human beings”

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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”