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A response to NYT nail salon exposé: “This only happened because people organized.”

Every evening on my way home from work, I open my “college rape” Google Alert email. And in it — every day, without fail — there’s a steady stream of articles that paints campus anti-rape activists as sad, disempowered rape girls.

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Arizona school district adds abstinence-only, anti-choice sticker to science textbook

In Arizona, public schools do not have to teach sex education but if they do, they are required by law to stress abstinence. Another state law passed a few years ago requires that public school programs “present childbirth and adoption as preferred options to elective abortion.” 

In Arizona, public schools do not have to teach sex education but if they do, they are required by law to stress abstinence. Another state law passed a few years ago requires that public school programs “present childbirth and ...

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Feministing Jamz: “Pleasure This Pain” by Kwamie Liv feat. Angel Haze

Don’t you love it when two fab people collaborate? Two great artists that we love here at Jamz — Kwamie Liv and Angel Haze — have just released a new song, and it is all [heart eyes emoji]. 

Don’t you love it when two fab people collaborate? Two great artists that we love here at Jamz — Kwamie Liv and Angel Haze — have just released a new song, and it is all ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Dee Barnes, the journalist that Dr. Dre brutally beat up in 1991, reflects on watching “Straight Outta Compton’s revisionist history.”

Most Americans are in favor of federal funding for Planned Parenthood

Dee Barnes, the journalist that Dr. Dre brutally beat up in 1991, reflects on watching “Straight Outta Compton’s revisionist history.”

Most Americans are in favor of federal funding for Planned Parenthood

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Map of the Day: The average distance to the nearest abortion clinic in every county

In the New York Times, Kim Soffen explores how Texas’s abortion restrictions in the last few years have increased the distance to the nearest abortion clinic — and, if they’re declared constitutional by the Supreme Court, will likely serve as the template for gutting abortion access across the country. 

In the New York Times, Kim Soffen explores how Texas’s abortion restrictions in the last few years have increased the distance to the nearest abortion clinic — and, if they’re declared constitutional by the ...

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I’m a teen victim of sexual harassment and here’s why Free The Nipple matters to me

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

In December 2014, three female friends and I decided to have a winter photo shoot. I chose not to wear a bra beneath my dress — silly me, a 16-year-old girl prioritizing her personal comfort over misogynistic cultural norms? Ridiculous.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

In December 2014, three female friends and I decided to have a winter photo shoot. I chose not to wear a bra beneath my dress — ...

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1 in 4 mothers in the US return to work within two weeks of childbirth

By now, you’re probably all well-versed in the US’s abysmal maternity leave policies. We know that this country is one of the only in the world without guaranteed paid parental leave, and that consequently only 13 percent of US workers have access to any paid family leave.

By now, you’re probably all well-versed in the US’s abysmal maternity leave policies. We know that this country is one of the only in the world without guaranteed paid parental leave, and ...

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Hillary Clinton “did what most white people do” when confronted by Black people

Black Lives Matter activist Elle Hearns appeared on CNN yesterday discussing the footage of Hillary Clinton’s response to BLM activists shut out of a campaign event in New Hampshire last week.

Black Lives Matter activist Elle Hearns appeared on CNN yesterday discussing the footage of Hillary Clinton’s response to BLM activists shut out of a campaign event in New Hampshire last week.

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