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Seven Reasons Consent Apps Are A Terrible Idea

Feminists: making everything harder for god-fearing gentlemen who feel entitled to get laid. We’ve come a long way from the good old days when men had a right to sex with their wives regardless of women’s opinion on the matter (marital rape was legal in the US until the 20th century). With the evil witch-hands of feminism continuing to reach into our bedrooms, we have to ask: will The Feminists now make us all sign a contract on an app before getting busy?

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Tokenized Genius in the #MeToo Moment

Ta-Nehisi Coates did it again last week. In a practice part prose and part alchemy, he distilled a series of “dragon energy” tweets and a 1980s moonwalk into a complex brew of racial reflection, cultural critique, searing memoir, and political analysis. Reading his “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye,” I found myself pausing intermittently and turning each sentence over until its layers of meaning and weight came undone. Similar to the way I’d felt reading Between the World and Me and “The First White President.” Every turn of phrase is a reminder of the writer’s genius, of his capacity to find just the right words for a world that resists any form of emotional translation.

Ta-Nehisi Coates did it again last week. In a practice part prose and part alchemy, he distilled a series of “dragon energy” tweets and a 1980s moonwalk into a complex brew of racial reflection, cultural critique, ...

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Black Mama’s Day Bailout Frees Black Mothers — and Fights Racist Bail System

Yesterday was the second year of the Black Mama’s Day Bailout: an incredible coordinated effort by Black organizers from the National Bail Out Collective to free incarcerated Black mothers and caregivers to celebrate Mother’s Day with their families and to call attention to the inhumane practice of money bail.

Yesterday was the second year of the Black Mama’s Day Bailout: an incredible coordinated effort by Black organizers from the National Bail Out Collective to free incarcerated Black mothers and caregivers to celebrate Mother’s ...

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This Mother’s Day, Support Nursing Parents at Work

This post was originally published at Legal Aid at Work, and is cross-posted here with light edits and Legal Aid at Work’s permission.

When To-wen Tseng returned to work after her maternity leave, her employer didn’t provide her a place to pump milk, so she had to use the restroom. When she tried to wash her pumping accessories in the kitchen, her co-workers told her “don’t wash your dirty panties here.” She felt upset and demoralized. Her milk supply decreased dramatically. Eventually she left her job. 

This post was originally published at Legal Aid at Work, and is cross-posted here with light edits and Legal Aid at Work’s permission.

When To-wen Tseng returned to work after her maternity leave, her employer

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Is There A “Gray Zone” in Consent?

If you’ve ever made a formal complaint of gendered violence, you might have felt that translating raw experience into the language of law is like describing a walk through the forest using only the formal scientific names of the trees.

If you’ve ever made a formal complaint of gendered violence, you might have felt that translating raw experience into the language of law is like describing a walk through the forest using only the formal ...

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Trump Admin Sending Immigrant Teens to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Pregnant immigrant minors are being sent to anti-abortion clinics, commonly known as crisis pregnancy centers, despite a federal judge ordering that Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) stop blocking minors in government custody from accessing full reproductive health services.

Pregnant immigrant minors are being sent to anti-abortion clinics, commonly known as crisis pregnancy centers, despite a federal judge ordering that Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) stop blocking minors in ...

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NYT asks, Feministing answers: Will sex robots save us from incels?

Last week, the New York Times raised my blood pressure with Ross Douthat’s op-ed titled “The Redistribution of Sex.” In it, Douthat ponders government-sponsored “sex redistribution” in order to prevent future mass murders like the one committed a few weeks ago in Toronto by Alek Minassian, a self-proclaimed “incel” (aka involuntary celibate) who murdered 10 people and wounded 14 others.

Last week, the New York Times raised my blood pressure with Ross Douthat’s op-ed titled “The Redistribution of Sex.” In it, Douthat ponders government-sponsored “sex redistribution” ...

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Immigrant Caravan Reaches the Border

After nearly a month of marching through Central America, the organized caravan of immigrants led by Pueblos Sin Fronteras have finally arrived at the southern U.S.-Mexico border and are now waiting to see if they will be granted asylum. 

After nearly a month of marching through Central America, the organized caravan of immigrants led by Pueblos Sin Fronteras have finally arrived at the southern U.S.-Mexico border and are now ...

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Hurricane Season: Are Puerto Rico and Houston Ready?

This June will mark the beginning of hurricane season, and less than a year after hurricanes Harvey and Maria, Puerto Rico and Houston are bracing themselves for the probability of more storms – the aftermath of which we know will disproportionately hurt low-income communities.  

This June will mark the beginning of hurricane season, and less than a year after hurricanes Harvey and Maria, Puerto Rico and Houston are bracing themselves for the probability of more storms – the aftermath ...

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