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Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

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John Grisham Is Wrong: It’s Not Easy To Stumble Upon Child Porn

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  • It really isn’t easy to just stumble upon child porn, regardless of John Grisham’s assertions. [Daily Dot]
  • In South Carolina, stand your ground laws give domestic abusers a loophole and shift blame onto victims who self-defend. [Salon]
  • Please read this essay about the failure of Texas’s abortion laws for a couple who needed to induce early but were denied. [Medium] Keep reading »

One Of TIME‘s Most Influential Teens Is Trans

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  • One of TIME’s 25 Most Influential Teens is a transgirl advocate and author named Jazz. [Advocate]
  • Artist Kara Walker responds to white viewers’ macabre selfies at A Subtlety, her installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn this summer. [Jezebel]
  • #StopGamerGate2014 has been trending all day on Twitter. [Kotaku]
  • The National Book Award finalists were announced, and almost half of them are women. WOOOOT! [NPR] Keep reading »

Tennessee Could Change Its Constitution To Repeal Protections For Abortion In Any Circumstance

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  • Tennessee’s state constitution could be changed so that it doesn’t protect abortions in any circumstance, ever. [Slate]
  • A new PBS documentary series is delving into white identities and many of the delusions white people have about race in America. [The Grio]
  • GamerGate is becoming the most distilled example of misogyny in American culture. [Deadspin] Keep reading »

“Jane The Virgin” Handles Unplanned Pregnancy With Humor, Respect & Realism

When I was very young — eight, maybe — I remember walking out the back door of my family’s house with my mom. I had probably just asked for a cookie or something, and my mom’s response was this: “You know, if you keep eating sweets so much, people are going to think you’ll be an alcoholic one day.”

She contends this never happened, but I remember it clear as day. That was when I decided not to drink. It seemed expedient: I could keep eating sweets, and it wouldn’t matter what people thought about my future drinking habits, because I’d know that I wasn’t going to drink and therefore wasn’t going to become an alcoholic.

So the scene in the CW’s new show, “Jane the Virgin” (which premiered on Monday night), in which the heroine’s grandmother tells a pre-adolescent Jane not to lose her virginity, speaks to me. I know that feeling. That is Catholic guilt. Apparently, I don’t even know the half of it — my mom is good at guilt-tripping, but my aunt tells me that my grandmother’s ability to discipline via shame was downright masterful. In fact, my mother even harnessed some residual power from her mother’s guilt-tripping expertise by telling me a few times over my childhood, “Your grandmother would be so disappointed.” Keep reading »

Clayton “Relax And Enjoy It” Williams Is A Key Funder In GOP Campaign Against Wendy Davis In TX

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