Weekend reading

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Graphic essay: What the Civil Rights movement can teach us about surviving Trump

Jeff Sessions fights for racist outcomes. Who cares what’s in his heart?

The vain, counterproductive myth that there’s no way most Americans can be racist 

Many mass shooters have a history of domestic violence. It’s time to pay attention.

A century of abortion onscreen, 1916-2016

These online services offer birth control without visiting a doctor 

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Weekend reading

 

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The kids who rocked the racial justice movement in 2016

If someone doesn’t like immigrants, ask them this question

Democrats don’t have a “religion problem”

Study: racism and sexism predict support for Trump much more than economic dissatisfaction

16 women of color who made history in 2016

Another, more beautiful America is rising. Trump will be resisted

Instead of trashing homeless camps, this city is providing them trash pickup 

Black Lives Matter launches site to support black businesses around the country

Wednesday watch: 17 badass women you probably didn’t hear about in 2016

This year we’re going to need strength to draw from and role models to inspire us. Buzzfeed put together this video of 17 badass women you probably didn’t hear about last year. Check it out and do some research to find out more about these women’s stories.

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Weekend reading

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TV’s 10 best abortion moments of 2016

13 women who should think about running for president in 2020

My journey through grief and abortion: why women need all the choice they can get”

There is nothing progressive or winning about a “big tent” on abortion

All Illinois hairdressers will be trained to spot domestic abuse 

9 of the biggest feminist wins of 2016, from Hillary Clinton to Lemonade

Lawyers offer free representation to media facing Trump threats

Watch: first harrowing trailer for Kalief Browder docuseries

10 books for our current political moment

We can hardly predict what the next four years hold for us, but the signs are anything but encouraging. We need to steel ourselves for the fight ahead, learn from the past and find comfort and encouragement anywhere we can, including books.

Here is some recommended reading for your holidays that feels just right for our political moment: Continue reading “10 books for our current political moment”

Weekend reading

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VICE launches apprenticeship program for formerly incarcerated people

Male tears for fears: embracing the ironic performance of misandry

Since the election, more than 4,500 women have registered to run for office

How software problems are leading to wrongful arrests

Oklahoma senator abandons measure requiring anti-abortion signs in public bathrooms 

10 charities working to provide food, shelter, education and medicine to Syrians

Politicians are ignorant about reproductive freedom, and we need to educate them

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It has certainly not gone unnoticed that women’s reproductive freedom has been at the mercy of mostly male politicians who have never had to grapple with the real impact of access to reproductive healthcare (except perhaps when arranging an abortion for a mistress). Just this past week, we saw two examples of men in power who are aggressively ignorant about the reality women deal with in this country and how abortion and birth control affect our lives.  Continue reading “Politicians are ignorant about reproductive freedom, and we need to educate them”