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Many Polling Places Still Aren’t Accessible To Voters With Disabilities

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  • Decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act, we still have polling places that are restrictive to disabled voters. [VICE]
  • Read this fantastic piece about why street harassment shouldn’t be criminalized in the context of an unjust criminal justice system. [The Intercept]
  • Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has delayed some abortion restrictions in the state. [Raw Story]
  • The overnight popularity of Alex from Target demonstrates the cultural power, rather than the hysteria, of teenaged girls. [(Daily Dot]
  • Rebecca Solnit argues for more Louis CKs and Chris Kluwes in feminism. [Salon]
  • For laughs, check out this 1915 satirical pamphlet on the case against male suffrage. [Atlantic]

Even If Darren Wilson Is Innocent, The Ferguson Police Department Is Toxic

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  • If Darren Wilson is found innocent, it won’t excuse the behavior of the Ferguson Police toward the citizens of Ferguson. [The Atlantic]
  • The evidence keeps mounting that former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi has been behaving problematically for 20 years. [VICE]
  • Invasive mental health tracking app Samaritans Radar now has an opt-out, but it still needs to switch to an opt-in system. [Daily Dot]
  • Journalist Rula Jebreal told Bill Maher his view of Islam was “offensive” and grossly simplistic. [Salon]
  • A new Tumblr called Some Lady Parts gives us a pretty depressing look at the prototypes of women Hollywood wants in movies. [Flavorwire]
  • “Baby brain” doesn’t really exist, but chances are your employers thinks it does. [Jezebel]

Please, Please, Please Do Not Culturally Appropriate This Halloween

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  • For the last time, please stop appropriating other people’s cultures for your Halloween costume, please, please, please. [Huffington Post]
  • The Washington Post will soon only have men on its masthead. [Jezebel]
  • Karen Levy critiques an app that puts the onus on women to protect ourselves from rape. [The Atlantic] Keep reading »

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

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  • North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress]
  • Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses” and rape culture is a “gargantuan lie.” [Salon]
  • The uptick in violence in inner cities has to do with mass incarceration, not poverty and segregation. [The Atlantic]
  • Google’s .SOY campaign defines Latinos from behind the very white walls of tech. [Racialicious] Keep reading »

Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

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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 »
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