a photo of Audre Lorde is taped over that of William Shakespear on a wall at UPenn

Daily feminist cheat sheet

We cannot look away from the “wanton slaughter of men, women and children” happening in Aleppo, Syria. Here are six charities working to provide food, shelter, medicine and education to Syrians.

Meanwhile, Rex Tillerson, who has a record of putting profit over peoples’ rights, will be nominated by Donald Trump as Secretary of State.

Governor John Kasich vetoed that awful so-called “Heartbeat Bill”, but still signed into law a 20-week abortion ban. (In case you need it, a reminder from feminist artist Whitney Bell of all the ways that anti-abortion legislation can be damaging.)

In slightly less horrible news, UPenn students removed a picture of William Shakespeare from campus, replacing it with Audre Lorde.

And Women Who Draw is a new website that spotlights female illustrators.

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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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