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Tweet “Young Lakota”: A look into South Dakota’s anti-abortion battle. “Where my (STEM) ladies at?” Brittany Cooper on Michelle Obama and why white feminists need to lean back. Five things you may not know about child marriage. Tweet
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Infographic: Which stores are denying their workers a Thanksgiving?

Tweet This year, retail stores are facing pressure from consumers, workers and some politicians, to close on Thanksgiving, allowing their employees to spend the (admittedly problematic) holiday with their families and friends. After the jump you’ll find a handy infographic which shows you which stores are closing and which stores are forcing their employees to [...]
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The Feministing Guide to Surviving the Holidays

TweetThe holidays are a glorious time of shiny baubles and delicious food and sepia memories — unless, of course, your life is even a tiny bit complicated, in which case there’s a 97% chance that the mere idea of the next month of celebrations makes you want never, ever to get out of bed. Some [...]
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Thank you, Feministing

TweetThanksgiving is a U.S. holiday that celebrates the genocide of the indigenous people who inhabited this land before the Europeans colonized it, generally through activities such as overeating, watching gigantic men in shoulder pads hit one another, and arguing about politics with relatives you (hopefully) only see once or twice a year. Aside from that, [...]
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No thanks: A little historical truth-telling about Thanksgiving

TweetThe historical narrative that surrounds the American Thanksgiving feast is fairly recent. The purportedly idyllic partnership between the European Pilgrims and New England Indians is actually only about 120 years old. After WWI, the story that we learn in school today became THE story. I believe deeply in the power of re-appropriating racist and sexist [...]
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