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It’s the first day of GLSEN’s Ally Week. Take the pledge to support LGBT youth against bullying and harassment.

A new study shows that in England and Wales, black people are 26 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by the police.

Holy shit, are we going to have an intense Mad Men Midweek Fix this week. In the meantime, Amanda, Kay and Sarah Seltzer at RH Reality Check have thoughts, and Stephanie Coontz on WaPo says Mad Men is TV’s most feminist show around.

Another porn performer has been tested HIV-positive, resparking the call for condoms in the porn industry.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/jillian/ jillian

    after the recent suicides, the trans student at the dallas high school and the fort worth councilman, in going to talk to my sons’ school’s headmaster about the uniforms/dress code for trans students. it’s not an issue now, but the school is growing and it may be brought up in the future.

  • http://feministing.com/members/markkernes/ Mark Kernes

    As someone who works in the porn industry, much as I personally would like to see universal condom use, I know many of the performers object to it, and when it was tried several years ago, companies that went “condom only” found that their product didn’t sell; customers said condoms “destroyed the fantasy.” Now only one all-condom company exists on the hetero side: Wicked Pictures. I admit it’s a sad state of affairs, but even sadder, today’s potential porn consumers aren’t generally being given enough sex education in schools so they understand that watching sex with a condom or without can be appreciated equally.