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Far from over: Anti-LGBT laws and the next phase of queer activism

As of this afternoon, Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence has just signed a “religious freedom” bill that would empower private businesses to discriminate against LGBT people if their “conscience” should compel them. The targets of this legislation are clear in spite of the sometimes cloudy language used by politicians to describe it.

As of this afternoon, Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence has just signed a “religious freedom” bill that would empower private businesses to discriminate against LGBT people if their “conscience” should compel them. The targets of this ...

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Photos of the Day: Swedish dads on parental leave with their kids

There is a mythical place where new parents get 480 days of paid leave for every child they have. And though it might feel like it to those of us here in the US, counting ourselves lucky if we get a single paid day off at all, this place is not, in fact, a fantastical utopia in a parallel universe.

There is a mythical place where new parents get 480 days of paid leave for every child they have. And though it might feel like it to those of us here in the US, counting 

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Supreme Court sides with pregnant workers in discrimination case

As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced to take unpaid leave when she became pregnant. 

As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A black woman was drugged and locked in a psych ward for eight days because police and doctors didn’t believe that she was a successful businesswoman.

25 labor events and organizers we should teach during women’s history month.

A black woman was drugged and locked in a psych ward for eight days because police and doctors didn’t believe that she was a successful businesswoman.

25 labor events and organizers we should teach ...

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Frats lobby Congress to make it harder to report campus sexual assault

Much like the gun lobby, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FratPAC) is exploiting the efforts of student anti-violence activists to advance its own agenda — making campuses more dangerous and less equitable as a result — all under the pretense of “improving campus safety.”

Much like the gun lobby, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FratPAC) is exploiting the efforts of student anti-violence activists to advance its own agenda — making campuses more dangerous and less ...

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Maryland House passes 3 year moratorium on fracking

Last night, the Maryland House approved a bill that would put a three year moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” within the state. Now environmental advocates around the country are pressuring the state Senate to do the same. 

Last night, the Maryland House approved a bill that would put a three year moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” within the state. Now environmental advocates around the country are pressuring the state Senate to do ...

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