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Tennessee could become the first state to criminalize pregnancy

TweetLast week Tennessee passed legislation that would make drug use during a pregnancy a criminal offense. If the governor doesn’t veto it, the state would be allowed to investigate every miscarriage, stillbirth, and baby born with birth defects to try to determine if drugs played a role, turning any pregnant person into a potential suspect. We’ve [...]
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“I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon.”

TweetBrittney Cooper has a heartbreaking and powerful piece over at Salon today about Black girls “made grown too soon” and the damage done by the cultural myth of the super-humanly strong, resilient Black woman. I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon. For Relisha Rudd. For Renisha [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetSheila Heti interviews Laurie Simmons. Thoughts on another example of a doctor fat-shaming a patient. Rooke interviews wolf puppy. Dartmouth student assaulted after “rape guide” named her. Bill O’Reilly thinks Valerie Jarrett needs to do something about Jay-Z and Kanye. Um. The Oscars of the future. This week in student organizing. Federal investigation of cheerleaders’ [...]
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Paula Deen thinks she’s oppressed like “that Black” gay NFL player

TweetI thought the real life Olivia Pope was supposed to be handling America’s Paula Deen? Apparently not, as this week the celebrity television chef, who has been plagued by lawsuits and first hand accounts of her calling employees the N word, is back to let America know that she knows just what it feels like [...]
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Walking all over Wisconsin women: The alarming silence around Scott Walker’s secret emails

TweetThe flood of emails released last week, linking Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to a secret email system that was used to avoid public scrutiny during his days as Milwaukee County Executive, yielded something that should surprise no one. The soon-to-be governor was directly responsible for the firing of a competent woman doctor for no reason [...]
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