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Not going to lie, I teared up a little bit – in sadness, in relief – watching the trailer for Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s new documentary about masculinity.

If ever was there an argument to vote in every election, let Fairfax, Virginia’s City Council attempt to create a zoning ordinance to block operations of abortion clinics be a reminder.

“Flea-market abortions” is the scariest phrase I’ve heard in a long time. It’s also the likely future of Texas.

I really, really, really am hoping that the response to the Zimmerman trial verdict will not result in this.

NPR’s CodeSwitch blog on oxymoronic racial stereotypes.

Sexists in the gaming community are not thrilled that there’s a now woman in charge at Xbox.

Fan girl moment: Obama Administration stays awarding my favorite writers. Joan Didion was awarded the 2012 National Medal of Humanities last night. Poet Kay Ryan, novelist Marilynne Robinson, and playwright Anna Deavere Smith(!!!) were also awarded medals. Maybe Obama should get a VIDA shirt. Also, Joan Didion is not on Twitter.

Alyssa Rosenberg thinks you should read more Tony Kushner plays besides Angels in America. I also think you should peep Caroline, or Change.

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/meganqbostic/ megan

    Thanks for posting about The Mask You Live In documentary; it looks incredible.

    If anyone is interested in donating to the documentary Kickstarter campaign, that link is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jensiebelnewsom/the-mask-you-live-in

    From the kickstarter page: “We are currently in production and will use your contributions to finish filming our vignettes and put together a rough cut edit of the film. From there, we will use remaining funds to design and incorporate motion picture graphics for the many statistics and illustrations you will see throughout the film.”

    • http://feministing.com/members/grrrlwithboys/ Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer

      I’m super excited about this documentary! Especially because I have two little boys to raise.