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New documentary Young Lakota about lack of abortion access on a reservation

TweetImage Credit: Ms. Magazine In 2006, Cecilia Fire Thunder, Tribal Leader of the Ogala Sioux, threatened to build a women’s health clinic on tribal land in response to a proposed South Dakota no-exceptions abortion ban. Tweet
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Video: Watch the trailer for “Gideon’s Army”

TweetMarch 18th or this year marked the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court decision that insisted all defendants have the right to representation by an attorney, regardless of their ability to pay. Half a century later, we’re still far from fulfilling Gideon’s promise. The failure of our criminal justice system is impossible [...]
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New documentary explores the relationship between people with disabilities and their aides

TweetAbout two years ago we were honored to publish a great post by Eva Sweeney on why she supports people with physical disabilities speaking up and taking action on their own behalf. Eva writes regular accounts of  her daily life with Cerebral Palsy on her blog “The Deal with Disability,” and she has just made a [...]
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The Purity Myth, the documentary

TweetFeministing’s Founding Executive Editor and general bad-ass feminist author Jessica Valenti wrote a book a while back you may or may not know about titled, The Purity Myth. Well, apparently the book was such a hit, that the Media Education Foundation decided to make a movie out of it — and shit, is it good. [...]
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Gloria, In Her Own Words: “A window into a time when sexism existed”

TweetOn Monday night, HBO will premiere the new documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words. Steinem, it hardly needs mentioning, was the face of Second Wave feminism, and though she resists the description “icon,” there are many who consider her to be just that. Steinem is now 77 and still active in the feminist movement. Last [...]
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