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Read this. Now. Colorlines on police violence and accountability in California.

Conservative politicians in Australia held a “Don’t Meddle with Marriage” rally to oppose marriage equality. Come on, guys, you’re embarrassing my country.

This World Youth Day, the Catholic Church is offering young women who have had abortions – a “sin punishable by excommunication” – a chance to come back to the Church.

Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz have formed the British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League in an attempt to fight the pressure put on women in Hollywood to get surgery.

A Black captain in the New York Fire Department alleges that the FDNY is openly racist.

SlutWalk NYC is October 1, and they’re holding several fundraising events. The first is August 24th at ReBar in Dumbo, and the second is August 29th at Pop Pub. Be there!

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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