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Today marks 1000 days to the end of 2015 — the target date for the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. Much of these deal with highly feminist issues like health and rights. Check out a statement from UN Women to mark the occasion and click here to view charts, photos, articles, and more about the Goals.

Our homies over at Crunk Feminists Collective’s very helpful tipsheet on being an ally for Talib Kweli.

Cindy McCain is starring in a play about Prop 8.

Zerlina on Obama’s “good looking” remark. Obama offers an apology to those remarks. Sigh #allyship.

New jobs report out, 88,000 jobs added to the economy. Guess what? It still sucks to be young and unemployed in America.

Chaz Ebert’s statement on the passing of her husband, Roger Ebert.

A couple of us (or four) are Scandal stans. Yet, I must admit that wonder why everyone stunts for Fitz, the unremarkable TV POTUS.

Oh hey, King Bey’s a feminist, I guess…

Obama apologizes to Kamala Harris for “good looking” remark.

Muslim women respond to Femen’s “topless jihad” action we reported on yesterday.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon skypes with Malala Yousufzai, the Afghan schoolgirl who was survived a failed assassination attempt for her work promoting education for girls.

A scary map of women’s mortality rates.

New Hampshire rejects all private prison bids

A report says that the Irish hospital which denied Savita Halappanavar  an abortion and let her die cared more about the fetus than the mother.

Nevada lawmaker gets death threats after revealing she had an abortion.

 

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/broadblogs/ Georgia Platts

    Re achieving the Millennium Development Goals, a great group I found is RESULTS: http://www.results.org. You might like to check them out. They’re work to create the public and political will to end poverty.

  • http://feministing.com/members/seisy/ Seisy

    The upside to that atrocious Nevada story is that it introduced me to Assemblywoman Flores, who is one amazing lady. Seriously.

  • http://feministing.com/members/hahmad/ Hafsa

    Malala Yousufzai was from Pakistan, not Afghanistan.

    Intelligence Cheat Sheet: Not all ‘stans are the same.