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The Feministing Five: Erin Schrode

For this week’s Feministing Five, I caught up with feminist activist, environmentalist, and aspiring politician Erin Schrode. At 25, the Marin County Democrat ran for Congress in California’s District 2 this month in the hopes of becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the position. Her dynamic campaign focused on human rights, reproductive health, the future of education and work, and harnessed the power of social media to reach thousands.

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In terrible news for so many undocumented people awaiting deportation relief, the Supreme Court has split 4-4 on Obama’s executive actions to expand DACA and implement DAPA, all but killing any plans to protect millions of undocumented people.

In terrible news for so many undocumented people awaiting deportation relief, the Supreme Court has split 4-4 on Obama’s executive actions to expand DACA and implement DAPA, all but killing any plans to protect millions of ...

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Essential Viewing: the Films of Agnès Varda

The reason why it is essential to sing the praises and recommend the films of Agnès Varda — even when there’s no anniversary or birthday or award to celebrate or death to mourn — is that her work is consistently exceptional yet criminally underseen.

The reason why it is essential to sing the praises and recommend the films of Agnès Varda — even when there’s no anniversary or birthday or award to celebrate or death to mourn — is that her work is ...

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Leaving Work to Care for Family Could Cost You Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

A new interactive from the Center for American Progress helps you calculate how much you will lose if you exit the workforce to care for a family member — and the answers are depressing. 

A new interactive from the Center for American Progress helps you calculate how much you will lose if you exit the workforce to care for a family member — and the answers are depressing. 

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Report: The Environment as the new battleground for human rights

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. 

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect ...

Diane Guerrero headshot. Jeffrey Mosier Photography 2014. Via TIME.

Quick Hit: Diane Guerrero on Immigration Raids

While a pic of the Orange Is The New Black writers’ room is getting attention on Twitter today for its shocking lack of [non-canine] diversity, I can’t help but wish that another member of the show’s crew were getting more attention: Diane Guerrero.

While a pic of the Orange Is The New Black writers’ room is getting attention on Twitter today for its shocking lack of [non-canine] diversity, I can’t help but wish that another member of the show’s crew were getting more attention: Diane ...

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