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Melissa Harris-Perry removed herself from the air on Saturday in protest of MSNBC’s repeatedly preempting the MHP show without warning. Now it looks like MSNBC will keep her off the air permanently — stemming in part from MHP’s desire to  discuss race and identity in Beyoncé’s “Formation.” 

Three black Muslim men were shot execution-style last week.

Mya Taylor is the first trans actor to win a major film award.

Monica Jones was outed by her Lyft driver. In response, the company offered her a $15 ride credit.

17-year-old shot by police in Salt Lake City for carrying a broomstick.

FYI Total Beauty: Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah are different people.

“Mattress Girl suggests that I’m this internet fairy that popped out of their computer. I’m trying to push people to recognize me as a human being.”


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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.

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com.

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