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The issue in this case, obviously, isn’t the continued censorship, policing, and excessive sexualization of women’s bodies (which is always an issue but not exactly the issue right now) — it’s that treating transgender women differently invalidates and disrespects their gender identity. It’s annoying that we even still have to say that.READ MORE »


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Really, anything that involves Shirley Manson shredding the world’s hearts with her candy-colored hair and seering voice gets applause from me. READ MORE »


It’s hard to think of a more obvious example of erasure than literally lifting a woman’s story for your project, naming the project Zola Tells All, then proceeding to collaborate on the script with a handful of other white men. READ MORE »


It’s a depressing to me that cases like this do in fact contribute to the future silencing of victims who come forward. READ MORE »


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Have women gained as much ground in the past few years as it seems, or are we distracted and seduced by a sort of “pop-feminism” that seeks to label everything feminist or not feminist, without actually digging into the roots of sexism? READ MORE »


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What a curious time that was. READ MORE »


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Plus, Ben Affleck gets new digits and Justin Timberlake shows off baby Silas! READ MORE »


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Sinead O’Connor is an incredible singer and a bad ass who once incurred public ire by ripping up a photo of the Pope on live television in protest of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. She is also basically the mean old lady who lives down the street who hollers about turning “that racket down!” READ MORE »


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Inside the mag, Kim talks about the first time she “met” Caitlyn Jenner and explains where the hell Rob is. READ MORE »


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Plus, what the heck are “painful anime bags”? READ MORE »


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While misogynists will use this as “evidence” that women lie about rape, I wholeheartedly agree with Amanda Hess at Slate when she writes that the Rolling Stone/UVA disaster “cannot possibly undermine a social justice movement because any understanding of justice must accommodate the truth.” READ MORE »


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The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone’s reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story — which Rolling Stone has officially retracted — is one of “journalistic failure that was avoidable.” These failures, according… READ MORE »


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The ladies, he does not love them. READ MORE »


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Rolling Stone will be publishing its review of its UVA campus rape article, “A Rape On Campus,” in its April issue. [Flavorwire]
And Charlottesville police say that there’s “no evidence” for the claims in the Rolling Stone story, but “Jackie” will not face charges for her involvement. [Gawker]
The entire rugby team… READ MORE »


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The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC]
New York City’s police investigator general has found that New York police officers are too quick to resort to chokeholds, which were banned in 1993. [New YorkREAD MORE »


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The Milwaukee police officer who shot unarmed Black man Dontre Hamilton — who was sober; had a history of schizophrenia; had gotten a toxicology screen on the day of his death and was determined by the Milwaukee PD not to be a threat to himself or anyone else: and was shot 14 times at… READ MORE »


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Even if Rolling Stone is dropping the ball on supporting their source, Jackie, in the UVA gang rape scandal, UVA itself isn’t backing down from their investigation. [Slate]
Michelle Duggar’s campaign to repeal protections against housing and employment discrimination for LGBT people in Fayetteville, Arkansas has succeeded with Ordinance 119 being overturned. Why… READ MORE »


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Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long as… READ MORE »


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