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The people have spoken, and viewers want to see more people of color on television.

Put down that root beer-flavored jelly bean: Jelly Belly executives are underwriting an anti-trans student initiative. 

Ar you following  the events that took place last week, when police raided a peaceful blockade by members of the Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation in New Brunswick (Canada, not New Jersey)? Here’s a good summary, and an excellent round-up of articles on Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation resistance to fracking in their  communities.

Where is Avonte Oquendo?

Remember that horrible practice of shackling pregnant incarcerated women to their hospital beds as they give birth? A woman who had that done to her in Nashville has received a $490,000 settlement.

The Guttmacher Institute finds that births resulting from unintended pregnancies cost federal and state governments $12.5 billion dollars in 2008.

(Not another) open letter has been published, this time to anti-feminist trolls.

A new study shows that low-income girls are less likely to get the HPV vaccine.

(Anti-)queer bedfellows: FedEx and other corporations with gay-friendly policies have partnered with an anti-gay evangelical organization as part of a lobbying effort around energy policy. 

BuzzFeed asked female cosplayers at New York ComicCon to share the creepiest thing that’s ever been said to them while they were in costume, and the results are pretty disheartening.

On the retention of women in STEM fields.

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Brooklyn, NY

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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