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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

Supreme Court To Hear Four Gay Marriage Cases, May End Up Making It A Constitutional Right

  • Today, the Supreme Court announced it would consider four new gay marriage cases and decide whether individual states have the right to ban gay marriage. Given that they refused to hear seven appeals from states where gay marriage bans had been invalidated back in October, experts expect that the Court will rule in favor of gay marriage, thereby making it a constitutional right. Fingers crossed! [NY Times]
  • Miami police were caught using the mugshots of Black people for target practice. [Death and Taxes] Keep reading »

The United States Gets A “D” Grade For Women’s Reproductive Rights, According to NARAL Pro-Choice America

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  • NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL]
  • Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the terrorists bears witness to a lack of true conviction.” [New Statesman]
  • The Academy Awards (predictably) ignored black actors and directors. [The Grio] Keep reading »
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