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UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

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  • The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone]
  • Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New Republic about why it took so long for Bill Cosby’s alleged crimes to get attention — in short, it’s because Cosby made White American feel good about race. [The New Republic]
  • On Camille Cosby and the problem with asking “Why did she stay?” [Jezebel]
  • But hey, if allllll of these accusers are lying, Cosby should totally sue. The Root explores why that won’t happen. [The Root] Keep reading »

Watch Don Lemon’s 14-Second Apology For His Stupid Rape Advice

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Female Police Officers In Indonesia Have To Submit To A Vaginal Probe To Prove Their Virginity

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  • Female police officers in Indonesia must submit to a “virginity test” that involves probing their vaginas. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • A racist “#PantsUpDontLoot” billboard, parodying the “Hands up, don’t shoot” slogan, could go up in Ferguson. [The Root]
  • An Uber executive suggested that the company could spread the details of a female journalist’s personal life in order to smear her, after she wrote critically about the service. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Missouri Has Been Declared A State Of Emergency Prior To Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Decision

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  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri while awaiting the Ferguson grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. [Raw Story]
  • Anonymous is doxxing Ku Klux Klan members who have been threatening violence in Ferguson, Missouri. [Daily Dot]
  • Leslie Feinberg, legendary trans* activist, pioneering trans* historian, and communist, has died of medical complications. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

  • Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
  • #YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel]
  • President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times]
  • The KKK is threatening lethal force on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, pending the Grand Jury decision on Officer Darren Wilson’s indictment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

President Obama Is Concerned About Violence In Ferguson After The Grand Jury Makes Its Decision

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  • President Obama is concerned about violence in Ferguson in the coming days and has provided support for local law enforcement. Weren’t they the ones shooting? [Politico]
  • Women matter more than fetuses do. Or we should, anyway. [New Republic]
  • Angela Blackwell talks about why we still can’t have a good conversation about race. [Salon]
  • Read this convincing argument for “douchebag” as the white racial slur the world has needed. [Medium] Keep reading »
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