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Read The Last Words of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Who Was Hanged For Killing Her Rapist

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  • Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran on Saturday for killing her rapist. She left her final will in the form of a voice message for her mother, which said, amongst other things, “In the court of God I will charge the inspectors…and all those that out of ignorance or with their lies wronged me and trampled on my rights and didn’t pay heed to the fact that sometimes what appears as reality is different from it.” [Independent]
  • Jordan Peele (of “Key & Peele”) is making a horror movie in the vein of “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Stepford Wives” that will address racial fear. (AV Club)
  • Dominatrix Margaret Corvid wants CBC host Jian Ghomeshi to stop using BDSM as an excuse for abuse. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Fired After Accusations Of Abuse

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  • Canadian Broadcasting Company host Jian Ghomeshi was fired over allegations of abuse. Three women say that Ghomeshi was violent towards them before and during sexual encounters they say were not consensual. [Death and Taxes]
  • Brazilian employers are often racist and insulting toward their maids, according to a Twitter account which retweets such insults in order to draw attention to the issue. [Mail & Guardian]
  • Senegalese boys at a New York City school have been bullied and called “Ebola.” [The Root] Keep reading »

The WWE Has Implemented A New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Domestic Violence

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  • The WWE has implemented a strict, zero-tolerance policy concerning domestic violence. [Washington Post]
  • The fact that birth control lets women have happy, healthy, pregnancy-free sex lives is just as good an argument for its increased availability as economic arguments. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Warner Bros. wants a woman to direct the new “Wonder Woman” film. [A.V. Club] Keep reading »

Justice Department: Ferguson Leaks Are “Irresponsible And Highly Troubling”

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New Pew Study Shows That Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed Online

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  • A Pew study looks at the differences in online harassment for men and women, and what do ya know, women are more often the target. [Slate]
  • Feminist blogger Lindy West imagines a social network that is specifically feminist and anti-racist. [Daily Dot]
  • Read about racism in the newsroom. [New Republic]
  • A Joan Didion documentary is crowd-funding on Kickstarter! [Kickstarter] Keep reading »

Hannibal Buress Brings Attention To Rape Allegations Against Bill Cosby

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  • Hannibal Buress called out the oft-buried rape allegations against Bill Cosby during one of his comedy sets. [The Daily Beast]
  • Trans* troops in other militaries are proof that inclusive militaries can work. [Huffington Post]
  • Read this review of Who We Be, writer Jeff Chang’s look at the war on multiculturalism. [Racialicious]
  • Comedian Leslie Jones has joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” which means the show officially has a whopping two Black women. [Deadline] Keep reading »
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