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Think Progress has compiled the seven most sexist gun ads.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Why haven’t we closed the gap?

The 10 best male rappers–written up as though they were female.

The false paradox: freedom of expression and sexist hate speech.

An illustrated guide to street harassment.

Sesame Street offers a toolkit to explain incarceration to kids.

“Everywhere we go we will always leave family behind.”

The Tony Awards have a diversity problem.

Today in rape jokes: Microsoft edition.

What does a “pro-life paradise” look like?

A black man with a 0.00 BAC was arrested for DUI.

Listen to more Firestone talk from n+1.

Former NY Assemblyman Lopez may have received help from Speaker Silver to hide his history of sexual harassment.

The Feminist Observer on living with bulimia.

Victorian fad alert: breastfeeding photos for you and your friends!

Is cultural reproductive coercion just a lady problem?

Don’t you worry, Trump will protect the bikini competition.

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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

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From Kuchibhotla to Kal Penn: How Hate Crimes Build Off Liberal Media

Yesterday, the New Yorker published a stirring article on Being Indian in Trump’s America, a rumination by Amitava Kumar on racial violence, hate crimes and the tensions that come with being South Asian in America. Around the same time, Indian American actor Kal Penn tweeted images of racist scripts offered to him at the beginning of his acting career. The two pieces, juxtaposed together, offer a handy depiction of hate: a dehumanization project that begins with media stereotyping and logically concludes in racist violence.

Hate crimes have risen since Donald Trump’s election. One month after Trump’s election, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian man, was shot dead in Kansas by a white gunman yelling “get out of my country,” ...

Yesterday, the New Yorker published a stirring article on Being Indian in Trump’s America, a rumination by Amitava Kumar on racial violence, hate crimes and the tensions that come with being South Asian in America. Around ...

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Feministing Films: “Get Out” Captures Double Consciousness Perfectly

In Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out”—a film that blends horror, comedy, and psychological thriller genres—a talented young photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) gets ready for a weekend away with his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) and her parents at their idyllic, remote mansion. He asks her if they know he’s black. She answers, simply, smilingly, “no.”

In his 1903 book, The Souls of Black Folk, civil rights activist and sociologist W.E.B. DuBois develops the concept of double-consciousness, coining the now popular term to describe the psyches of those who become Other. He explains,

[T]he Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, ...

In Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out”—a film that blends horror, comedy, and psychological thriller genres—a talented young photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) gets ready for a weekend away with his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison ...