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It’s Long Past Time to Make Childcare Central To the Progressive Agenda

Many millennials plan to have fewer children than they want. Nearly two out of three say it’s because childcare is so prohibitively expensive that they simply can’t afford the families they’d like to have, according to a new poll.

Many millennials plan to have fewer children than they want. Nearly two out of three say it’s because childcare is so prohibitively expensive that they simply can’t afford the families ...

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Trump-era civil disobedience has feminist roots

On June 28, 630 people were arrested in a women-led march against the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. Those arrested, including Democratic Congressional Representative Pramila Jayapal and actress Susan Sarandon, were charged with unlawfully demonstrating after staging a sit-in in the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building. More than 2,500 women from 47 states had poured into DC to participate in the action.

On June 28, 630 people were arrested in a women-led march against the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. Those arrested, including Democratic Congressional Representative Pramila Jayapal and actress Susan Sarandon, were charged with unlawfully demonstrating after staging a ...

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Scarlett Johansson embodies everything that’s wrong with mainstream feminism

Last week, in a perfect reminder of how problematic mainstream feminism can be, it was announced that Scarlett Johansson will play Dante “Tex” Gill, a real-life transgender man in the 1970s who ran a string of massage parlors in Pittsburgh, in the upcoming film “Rub & Tug.” This latest casting decision has sparked massive outrage, with people pointing out that it’s “problematic for Johansson, a cisgender woman, to portray Gill on screen” and that it has “never been ethically or politically justifiable for cisgender people to play trans roles.”

Last week, in a perfect reminder of how problematic mainstream feminism can be, it was announced that Scarlett Johansson will play Dante “Tex” Gill, a real-life transgender ...

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Delaware Proposal Would Out Trans Students

A fast-moving proposal in Delaware would force trans students to choose between sacrificing their civil rights at school or being forcibly outed to their parents — putting them at risk of parental rejection, abuse, or even homelessness.

A fast-moving proposal in Delaware would force trans students to choose between sacrificing their civil rights at school or being forcibly outed to their parents — putting them at risk of parental rejection, abuse, or ...

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Violence Against Women Is Cemented in Urban Infrastructure. We Need #CitiesForWomen.

With its population of nearly 1.5 million, my hometown of Madurai, India, is a city rich in history, culture, and proud traditions. But like many large cities around the world, it also is a place that can be unsafe for women.

With its population of nearly 1.5 million, my hometown of Madurai, India, is a city rich in history, culture, and proud traditions. But like many large cities around the world, it also is a place that can ...

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What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Win Means to “a Girl from The Bronx”

With her surprise defeat of incumbent Joe Crowley in the primary election in June, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on her way to becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress. She boldly ran her campaign on a democratic socialist platform, calling to abolish ICE and provide medicaid access for all.

With her surprise defeat of incumbent Joe Crowley in the primary election in June, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on her way to becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress. She boldly ran her campaign on a democratic socialist ...

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The Capital Gazette shooting shows that we must take online harassment seriously

Last Thursday yet another angry white man went on a deadly shooting rampage. This time, the target was a newspaper, the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, and the shooting left five dead and several others wounded. And like the scores of mass shooters who came before him, Jarrod Ramos had a long and well-documented history of misogyny and violence against women both online and in person. In fact, his story helps to confirm the ways in which online harassment often serves as a precursor to offline violence, and should therefore be taken more seriously.

Last Thursday yet another angry white man went on a deadly shooting rampage. This time, the target was a newspaper, the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, and the shooting left five ...

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