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This is horrorific: “Sunday, Sharkmeka Moffitt was set afire by three unidentified assailants while walking in Civitan Park in Winnsboro. Her mother said the woman sustained burns to over 60 percent of her body.” Our thoughts and prayers go out to Moffitt’s family. Update: Police now apparently believe Moffitt fabricated the story of the attack.

Today is the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality.

Epic Jane Meyer profile on the crusader against “widespread” voter fraud.

“Only an imperialist white man can say that to a woman of color and call it objectivity or science.” Kao Kalia Yang in Hyphen Magazine  her and her uncle’s account of Yellow Rain where Radiolab failed.

Honduran Supreme Court Rules rules private cities plan unconstitutional. President Lobo (who was installed after the the legally elected president Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped and overthrown in a coup back in 2009) had wanted to build private cities privately-run cities, with their own police and tax systems, to attract foreign investment. It would have been a neoliberal wet dream– and a nightmare for the entire rest of the planet.

21 things to stop saying unless you hate fat people .

Kjerstin Johnson explains why she didn’t run an interview with Caitlin Moran in Bitch.

Vivica Fox gots mad shade for Stacey Dash.

SYREETA MCFADDEN is a Brooklyn based writer, photographer and adjunct professor of English. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and Storyscape Journal. She is the managing editor of the online literary magazine, Union Station, and a co-curator of Poets in Unexpected Places. You can follow her on Twitter @reetamac.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/stellarose/ Stella

    So let’s get this straight – no one is allowed to discuss childhood obesity because that would mean they hate fat people. Of course, better to let a large percentage of the next generation live shorter and sicker lives, all the while protecting the profits of big food as it destroys our traditional food culture, than risk offending someone. Love. It.