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Tweet Autostraddle takes on misogyny within butch communities. Feminists aren’t the ones who think all men are rapists. Rapists are. An open letter to Eve Ensler. 17-year-old girl wins hackathon. Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds denounce the FBI for naming Assata Shakur a “Most Wanted Terrorist.” Why the hunt for Shakur matters. Cosponsor the Employment [...]
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Vagina, vagina, vagina!

Tweet Tim McDaniel, a 10th-grade science teacher in Dietrich, Idaho, is being investigated by the Idaho State Board of Education for “possible controversial lesson content.” The content? Sex ed. The reason it’s being taught in science class? Because the school’s health teacher isn’t comfortable teaching students about birth control and STDs. “Since I started working [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl publishes a controversial cartoon criticizing FGC. The North Dakota Senate has approved a ban on abortions after six-weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive in the country. Both cops involved in Kimani Gray’s murder had already been named in federal lawsuits. The Middle East’s first women’s museum has opened in Dubai. [...]
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Hate those terrible NYC teen pregnancy ads? Take action with “No Stigma! No Shame!” campaign

Tweet A NYC campaign from the Human Resource Administration “Think Being A Teen Parent Won’t Cost You?” is drawing deserved criticism from reproductive justice leaders and organizations for shaming teen mothers and fathers in the name of reducing early pregnancy rates. Since the ads were unveiled last week boasting such stale and infuriating slogans as [...]
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Surprise! Teen pregnancy rates drop in New York City thanks to birth control in schools

TweetNew York City’s teen pregnancy rate has decreased by 27% over the past decade. And Health Commissioner Tom Farley attributes the change, in part, to the provision of contraceptives in public schools. The New York Daily New writes: The city has worked to make it easier for kids to get birth control — giving out condoms at [...]
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