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Quote of the Day: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her SCOTUS colleagues’ blind spot

Tweet In an interview with Katie Couric, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses her amazing dissent in the Hobby Lobby case and the blind spot of the boys’ club of the Supreme Court. Affirming that contraception is something women must have “to control her own destiny,” she said she didn’t think the five male judges who [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The first female firefighter featured in FDNY calendar

TweetThe annual FDNY Calendar of Heroes, featuring 13 of New York’s firefighters, includes a woman for the first time. Danae Mines, who is one of 41 female firefighters in the New York department, graces the month of March–fittingly, Women’s History Month. She wanted to be in the calendar for awhile but “was told that it was [...]
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Watch the first woman complete the American Ninja Warrior course

TweetI’m only a little embarrassed that I teared up while watching this. Because damn. Tweet
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“Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.”

Tweet Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama died yesterday at age 93. Kochiyama’s long life of intersectional social justice activism began when her family was interned during World War II. After the war, she and husband became involved in the civil rights movement while living among Black and Puerto Rican neighbors in New York City. She befriended Malcolm X and was [...]
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Janet Mock flips the script and interrogates a cis journalist on her womanhood

TweetAs you know, trans women have been enjoying some pretty exciting mainstream media attention lately. The flipside of this attention is that they’re often forced to educate not only a public that’s still catching up but also the journalists that are giving them a platform. Just recently, we’ve seen Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera school Katie [...]
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