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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Hardly excited about the return of Leslie Knope. “It was a dirty secret that wasn’t discussed.” Cultural appropriation’s “greatest” hits. On the racial empathy gap. The Brewstar-Douglass Projects are coming down. No pill. No prob? The value of suffering. 77% of unpaid interns are women. Girls and the power of the online petition. The latest flash point [...]
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Plan B still not over-the-counter for everyone

Tweet Looks like we haven’t fully won the battle over Plan B.  While I have begun to see Plan B over-the-counter in drugstores near me in New York City, that isn’t the case for everyone.  Not only are there logistical setbacks to ensure that all women have access to emergency contraception, the messaging campaign to [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetU.S. religious leader linked to Uganda’s Kill the Gays bill is sued for committing a crime against humanity. Great work Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG). Same sex marriage news: The 9-year fight to block same-sex marriage in California is officially and finally over! Yay! In New Jersey a judge [...]
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Missouri lawmaker sues to personally exempt his family from the contraception mandate

TweetMissouri state Rep. Paul Wieland and his wife used to opt out coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion services in their state insurance plan. But under Obamacare, the plan is required to cover birth control and they can no longer do so. The Wiedlands have filed a lawsuit, saying their religious freedom is being violated and [...]
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Why young women are still relying on partners to “pull out”

TweetAs ThinkProgress reports, new research has found that a third of young women are still relying on the “withdrawal method” to prevent pregnancy. As those of us lucky enough to have benefited from a more comprehensive sex education probably know, this method is far from reliable as a form of birth control. According to the [...]
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