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Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

  • Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC]
  • Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is being grilled over her stance that waterboarding is torture. [The Guardian]
  • If policing strategies that position officers as members of the community rather than being removed from or above the community have been proven to work, why don’t we use them? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Get To Know The Women Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

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  • Meet the women of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [The Atlantic]
  • Is casual, everyday sexism making women sick? [The Guardian]
  • Islamaphobic bus ads in San Francisco have been “defaced” (I say improved upon) with images of Kamala Khan, otherwise known as Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics’ Muslim superhero. [io9] Keep reading »

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

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  • Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic]
  • Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post]
  • Read about the women who have been serving in Myanmar’s long-standing civil war. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Hillary Clinton’s Detractors Are Staying Away From Gender-Based Attacks

  • Hillary Clinton’s critics are focusing less on gender-based attacks as the election season gears up. [New York Times]
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for transgender protections in the state’s civil rights laws. [Human Rights Campaign]
  • Apple’s only female executive, Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, has a much, much higher salary than CEO Tim Cook. [The Mary Sue] Keep reading »

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

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  • Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos]
  • Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing]
  • The tampon scene was pulled from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie — though this fan-made video is pretty solid — which begs the question, why are we so afraid of period sex? [Daily Dot] Keep reading »

Emma Sulkowicz Will Attend The State Of The Union Address

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