Ellen Page Rocks Our World

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In a recent Guardian interview, Juno star and self-proclaimed feminist Ellen Page talks about her role in Whip It (a flick directed by Drew Barrymore that’s all about kicking ass and female empowerment) among a whole lotta other feminist awesomeness that just makes me love her all the more. A highlight:

I am a feminist and I am totally pro-choice, but what’s funny is when you say that people assume that you are pro-abortion. I don’t love abortion but I want women to be able to choose and I don’t want white dudes in an office being able to make laws on things like this. I mean what are we going to do – go back to clothes hangers?

Heart.
Photograph via The Guardian: Miko Lim/ContourPhotos.com

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Where Is the Free Speech Outrage for Linda Sarsour?

Last month, Women’s March Co-Chair and anti-Islamophobia activist Linda Sarsour was invited to give a commencement speech to graduates at the City University of New York School of Public Health. But now, local politicians are pressuring the school to withdraw the invitation because of Sarsour’s left-wing politics.

The campaign to disinvite Sarsour was launched by state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (who was previously best known for wearing blackface to a party in 2013). Hikind, along with several other local politicians, are trying to bully CUNY into cancelling Sarsour’s speech because of her pro-Palestinian advocacy and opposition to Zionism — ...

Last month, Women’s March Co-Chair and anti-Islamophobia activist Linda Sarsour was invited to give a commencement speech to graduates at the City University of New York School of Public Health. But now, local politicians are ...