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The U.S. Supports Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Covers, Citing Free Speech

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  • The U.S. State Department has voiced public support for Charlie Hebdo’s past and future satirical magazine covers, citing the importance of free speech. [RawStory]
  • French comedian Dieudonné has been arrested for Facebook comments that were perceived to support Charlie Hebdo gunman Amedy Coulibaly, in what some critics see as a censorial move that shines light on the hypocrisy of the “Je suis Charlie” movement. [The Intercept]
  • Here’s a summary of Charlie Hebdo’s new issue, in English. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

CBS Really, Really Wants You To Know That Supergirl Will Have Feminist Themes

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  • CBS is insisting that the new Supergirl show will have feminist themes. [Daily Dot]
  • Is it hypocritical for Hollywood to support “Je Suis Charlie” when they exercise censorship as a matter of course? [The Daily Beast]
  • Uh oh, looks like Mitt Romney is actually a viable Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election. At least Paul Ryan is out. [Slate] Keep reading »

UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

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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 York Times]
  • There are a lot of conflicting reasons that people are outraged about the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Are they the right reasons? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

India’s First Transgender Mayor: “My Focus Will Always Be My Community”

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  • Read this interview with India’s first transgender mayor, Madhu Bai Kinnar. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The NFL’s first openly gay player, Michael Sam, is engaged! All together now: Awwwwwww. [Refinery29]
  • The University of Oregon is being sued for recruiting a basketball player previously accused of sexual assault. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Barbara Boxer Will Not Be Running For Senate Again In 2016

  • Longtime, progressive California Senator Barbara Boxer will not be running for her Senate seat again in 2016. [YouTube]
  • How did Europe’s conservatives respond to the Charlie Hebdo massacre? [VICE]
  • When women become mothers, they undergo biological changes in the brain that affect emotion regulation, empathy, and more. [The Atlantic]
  • Why is the American Congress still so demographically unrepresentative of the American people? In other words: Why is it so white? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

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  • A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
  • An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear “the sounds of sodomy,” and of course the Internet ran with it. [RawStory]
  • Why has there only ever been one Jewish Miss America? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
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