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Many Polling Places Still Aren’t Accessible To Voters With Disabilities

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  • Decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act, we still have polling places that are restrictive to disabled voters. [VICE]
  • Read this fantastic piece about why street harassment shouldn’t be criminalized in the context of an unjust criminal justice system. [The Intercept]
  • Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has delayed some abortion restrictions in the state. [Raw Story]
  • The overnight popularity of Alex from Target demonstrates the cultural power, rather than the hysteria, of teenaged girls. [(Daily Dot]
  • Rebecca Solnit argues for more Louis CKs and Chris Kluwes in feminism. [Salon]
  • For laughs, check out this 1915 satirical pamphlet on the case against male suffrage. [Atlantic]

Please, Please, Please Do Not Culturally Appropriate This Halloween

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  • For the last time, please stop appropriating other people’s cultures for your Halloween costume, please, please, please. [Huffington Post]
  • The Washington Post will soon only have men on its masthead. [Jezebel]
  • Karen Levy critiques an app that puts the onus on women to protect ourselves from rape. [The Atlantic] Keep reading »

An Open Letter About The Racist Undertones Of That Viral Street Harassment Video

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Dear Hollaback & Rob Bliss Creative,

I have watched your collaborative video depicting the menacing street harassment of a young, white woman as she casually walked through the streets of New York. You captured dozens of men making unwarranted comments — some more “innocent” than others — as well as the incredibly uncomfortable actions of a young man who silently followed the woman down the street for an entire five minutes.

At first, the video looked like an obvious display of patriarchy and street harassment in its most evident and outrageous form. Those men had no respect for the personal or emotional space or boundaries of the woman who crossed their path. However, upon closer examination, it seems that your video is also an obvious display of one of the worst and most dated forms of racism: Black savagery and its inherent predatory hunger for White women. Keep reading »

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

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  • North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress]
  • Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses” and rape culture is a “gargantuan lie.” [Salon]
  • The uptick in violence in inner cities has to do with mass incarceration, not poverty and segregation. [The Atlantic]
  • Google’s .SOY campaign defines Latinos from behind the very white walls of tech. [Racialicious] Keep reading »

Funny Or Die’s Street Harassment Response And The Difference Between Men And Women In Public

5 Minutes Of High Fives Would Hurt, Though

Funny or Die made a response to Hollaback’s street harassment video and, of course, there are buzzkills all around. People who sympathize with women say it’s making light of a serious topic, while those who don’t sympathize are complaining that this isn’t what it’s really like for men.

Of course it isn’t, it’s satire. Keep reading »

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

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