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Today is Black women’s Equal Pay Day

Because Black women earn 64 percent of what white men earn for doing the same work, it would take the average Black woman an extra seven months of work to earn what a white man in their job earns in a year. Today is the day she hits that number. 

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I have to confess: I have tried my best to stay as far away as possible from the Sandra Bland story. I haven’t read any articles.

I have to confess: I have tried my best to stay as far away as possible from the Sandra Bland story. I haven’t read any articles.

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Feminsting Reads: Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in sensory memories, corporeal trauma, physical pleasures. 

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Dems in Congress are calling for an investigation into the group behind the “sting” videos against Planned Parenthood.

How giving survivors access to free legal assistance could help combat domestic violence. 

Dems in Congress are calling for an investigation into the group behind the “sting” videos against Planned Parenthood.

How giving survivors access to free legal assistance could help combat domestic violence. 

Kenyan women deserve better than 6 years of inaction

Kenyan women’s groups demand President Obama ease restriction on aid for abortion

As President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this week, local and global reproductive health advocates are taking the opportunity to highlight how his administration’s strict enforcement of the ban on using US foreign aid for abortion care is killing women. 

As President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this week, local and global reproductive health advocates are taking the opportunity to highlight how his administration’s strict enforcement of the ban on using US foreign aid for abortion care ...

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Breaking: Nan-Hui Jo released from immigration detention

Nan-Hui Jo, the undocumented survivor of domestic violence who was convicted of child abduction for fleeing abuse with her child and was detained in ICE custody facing deportation, has been released on ...

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New York moves to raise minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour

Three years after the first fast food worker strike took place in New York City — inspiring a movement that has since expanded to include other low-wage industries and spread across the country — it looks like their demand for $15 an hour will be met

Three years after the first fast food worker strike took place in New York City — inspiring a movement that has since expanded to include other low-wage industries ...

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Ending rape on college campuses requires talking about it long before

These days everyone is talking about how colleges and universities can cut down on rape on their campuses. But likely the single most important way to end violence on campus is to start talking about it long before — in middle and high school.

These days everyone is talking about how colleges and universities can cut down on rape on their campuses. But likely the single most important way to end violence on campus is to start talking about it long ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“The politicians howling to defund Planned Parenthood care nothing about the truth here, being perfectly willing to undermine women’s reproductive rights any way they can.”

Nicki Minaj tweets about being snubbed by the VMAs; Taylor Swift totally misses the point. 

“The politicians howling to defund Planned Parenthood care nothing about the truth here, being perfectly willing to undermine women’s reproductive rights any way they can.”

Nicki Minaj tweets about being snubbed by the VMAs; Taylor ...

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