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Congratulations to Janet Mock and Marie Claire! Mock is joining the magazine as a contributing editor.

Baltimore has been hit particularly hard by the epidemic of violence against trans women of color. A Baltimore trans woman speaks out at TransGriot.

Jon Stewart on the trouble with talking about Gaza in the US media.

How public health campaigns about fetal alcohol syndrome end up shaming women.

“New Anti-Abortion Legislation Requires Doctors To Scale 18-Foot Wall Surrounding Clinic.” Yes, it’s the Onion. But how can you even tell anymore?

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Trailer: Dear White People puts conversations about race front and center

The full length trailer for Dear White People has been released, and I can’t wait to see the movie. You may remember the Indiegogo campaign for the film, which was super successful and helped take Dear White People to Sundance, where it received rave reviews and was picked up for distribution.

Check out the trailer after the jump: Read More »

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Infographic of the day: why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a feminist issue

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict isn’t just a human rights issue. It’s a feminist one. Here’s why.  Read More »

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Laughing to the polls

Last Tuesday, I attended the launch of the Lady Parts Justice campaign, a newly designed rapid response reproductive rights messaging hub centering around comedy to mobilize women voters to the polls for local, state and national elections. Some weeks ago, LPJ asked women from across the country to send their stories on abortion to share. I, along with Sally Kohn and Zerlina Maxwell, read stories from women around the country at the event.

I read a story from a woman in Indiana. Her candor was compelling: Read More »

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GLAAD gives two major movie studios failing grades for LGBT representation

Laverne Cox as Wonder Woman. Dear Hollywood: stop sucking and make this happen please. Image via.

Laverne Cox as Wonder Woman. Dear Hollywood: stop sucking and make this happen please. Image via.

GLAAD has released their second annual studio responsibility index, which tracks LGBT representation in major Hollywood films. Like last year, the report found a lack of LGBT representation in movies; additionally, a lot of the representation was negative: Read More »

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