Weekend reading

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Is your city criminalizing feeding the homeless?

Take delight in #FeministPrincessBride.

The FBI sent a letter to Martin Luther King, Jr. trying to convince him to commit suicide.

7 instances where pregnant women were criminalized.

You can’t legislate a middle ground on abortion.

Feminists read mean, threatening tweets they receive.

Most Americans still believe one of the biggest myths about gun ownership.

A university rowing team gets naked to fight homophobia.

The #TacoOrBeerChallenge raised $30,000 for abortion funds.

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The toll of fighting injustice

photo via itbeginswithme.wordpress.com
photo via itbeginswithme.wordpress.com

Activism can be exhausting. It means that you refuse to live in blissful ignorance. You are constantly facing up to the worst society has to offer, and often beating back the same problems over and over again. While, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice, there are challenges and setbacks along the way.

Cord Jefferson eloquently lays out this problem in the context of  journalism and working the “racism beat”:  Continue reading “The toll of fighting injustice”