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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 »

Bruce Jenner Will Allegedly Address His Changing Appearance On “KUWTK”

  • Bruce Jenner is apparently going to address tabloid rumors that he is getting gender reassignment surgery on an upcoming episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” In Touch recently featured Bruce on the cover, Photoshopped to look like he was wearing makeup and with his head on a woman’s body. Bruce is apparently “hurt” by the story, but Us Weekly says there is some truth there and that Bruce is “exploring his feminine side.” According to the magazine’s source, “His family has been pushing him to make a statement. It’s a serious subject.” I, for one, think everyone should leave Bruce ALONE and he had no obligation to address any of this transphobic nonsense. [Us Weekly]
  • Ke$ha apparently stole a toy dinosaur from the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. [TMZ]
  • Allow me to be the one and only person to say that I am very sad to announce that LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian’s reality show, “LeAnn and Eddie,” has been canceled. [People] Keep reading »

Trans Teenager Leelah Alcorn’s Funeral Had To Be Moved Following Threats Against Her Family

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  • The funeral for Leelah Alcorn, the trans teen who committed suicide last week, had to be moved after her family started receiving threats. [Cosmopolitan]
  • One of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s grand jurors is suing the prosecutor, Bob McCulloch, for botching the case. [RawStory]
  • “Skinny” health insurance plans that allow employers to short their workers on coverage are falling through one of Obamacare’s loopholes. [VICE] Keep reading »

The Civil Rights Act Now Covers Protections For Transgender Individuals

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  • The Justice Department is now interpreting the Civil Rights Act to include protections for transgender people. (The Grio)
  • The Miss World Pageant is no longer including the bikini portion. (The Independent)
  • Nonviolent drug criminals who are serving bloated sentences that they wouldn’t be serving under the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act might be eligible for clemency. (The Root) Keep reading »

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

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  • Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
  • Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
  • An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and raping a rider in Boston. [Boston Globe]
  • A South Carolina judge decided, 70 years after the fact, to clear the name of Black 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., who was executed in 1944 for a murder without even being granted an appeal. [The State] Keep reading »
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