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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 is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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

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