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Today Barack Obama addressed the nation on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Check out the full speech in the video above. More related links:

We asked you to take action and — good news — it worked! Clear Channel has reversed its ban on Wichita health care clinics ads.

Jessica Valenti calls once again for “free abortion on demand without apology” and Jessica Luther asks exactly how that might work at the grassroots level.

The ACLU has launched a petition demanding that Nebraska allow same-sex couples to provide foster homes to kids in need. Warning: it’s a tear-jerker, with a story of a kid that was transferred between 17 foster homes before his awesome gay parents adopted him. 

Data on the New York Times byline gap.

On the myth of the “teenage temptress”.

After a Republican challenger leveled a not-so-subtle attack on his masculinity because of an alleged pedicure habit, Cory Booker put him in his place today, calling the remarks “callous, bigoted disrespect to gays and lesbians” and reaffirming his stance that his sexual orientation is no one’s business. nb: Here’s a reminder on when we deserve to know about someone’s sexuality.

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Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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