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Thank You Thursdays: Woman prevents mass shooting at elementary school

TweetOn Tuesday, a heavily armed gunman entered an Atlanta-area elementary school, but miraculously no one was hurt. We have Antoinette Tuff to thank for that. A clerk at the school, she spent an hour talking to the young man, who eventually put down his guns and surrendered: “I just started praying for him,” Antoinette Tuff [...]
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Quote of the Day: Pelosi vs. Bachmann

TweetNo contest, obviously. When asked by reporter at a Capitol Hill press conference to comment on Michele Bachmann’s statement that the DOMA ruling “cannot undo what a holy God has instituted,” national treasure Nancy Pelosi responded: Via Buzzfeed Tweet
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12-year-old girl kicked off football team for making boys horny

Tweet12-year-old Madison Baxter has been playing football since second grade. She played on her football team in sixth grade. But this year she was told not to come to tryout for the seventh-grade team because she is provoking “impure thoughts.” Baxter’s mother says this was the explanation offered by Patrick Stuart an administrator at the Strong Rock [...]
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Quick Hit: Juanita Diaz-Cotto on women of color and the prison-industrial military complex

TweetCheck out this great interview with academic-activist Juanita Diaz-Cotto at Guernica. Juanita Diaz-Cotto knows she’s seen as radical. The activist academic blurs the lines that often delineate two clear, if not antagonistic, camps: scholarship and social justice. An expert on Latina and Chicana women’s experiences in the U.S. prison system, she’s been one among just a [...]
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Cool street art alert: “Women do not owe you their time or conversation”

TweetWe’ve mentioned this street art before when it popped up in Philly, although I didn’t know then who was behind it. According to NPR, these anti-street harassment posters are the work of artist Tatayana Fazlalizadeh who’s been dodging cops in the cover of darkness to put them up in her neighborhood in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Fazlalizadeh says the [...]
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