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Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours
New York Times
May 4, 2016

Ellen Pao spent the last few years spotlighting the technology industry’s lack of diversity, in court and beyond. Erica Baker caused a stir at Google when she started a spreadsheet last year ...

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Artist threatened with lawsuits if she sells nude Donald Trump painting | US news
The Guardian
May 4, 2016

Illma Gore’s painting, on display at Maddox Gallery in London now with a £1m pricetag, depicts the Republican presidential candidate with a small penis

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Marisol, Innovative Pop Art Sculptor Written Out of History, Dies at 85
hyperallergic
May 4, 2016

Marisol Escobar, whose penetrating and playful, large-scale wooden sculptures were their own unique blend of Pop and folk art, died on Saturday morning, April 30, at the age of 85, El Universal reported.

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Why People Confuse Allegories with Metaphors
slate.com
May 4, 2016

An entire literary tradition is being forgotten because writers use the term allegory to mean, like, whatever they want...

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George Takei Calmly Dismantles All of Marvel’s Excuses for Its Doctor Strange Casting
vulture.com
May 4, 2016

So let me get this straight. You cast a white actress so you wouldn’t hurt sales … in Asia? This backpedaling is nearly as cringeworthy as the casting. Marvel must think we’re all idiots

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Elizabeth Warren Promises to Save Us from Trump
NYMag
May 4, 2016

Donald Trump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia.

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California High School Bans Lesbian Couple From Being Prom Queens
Teen Vogue
May 2, 2016

Find out why Foothill High School in California won't allow a lesbian couple to be nominated together as prom queens.

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Theater review: OSF's sublime 'Roe' respects all viewpoints
dailytidings.com
May 2, 2016

There was a palpable sense of anticipation in the halls of the Angus Bowmer Theatre this Thursday last, as patrons were forced to enter the performance space en masse and within minutes of the curtain coming up. If not a deliberate move, it was a clever one.

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Police Refuse to Believe Lesbian Is a Woman, Force Her Out Of Bathroom
jezebel
May 2, 2016

An unidentified American woman was forced from a public women’s restroom because she could not convince police that she is female.

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Judge slams gay sex stings by Long Beach police, calling them discriminatory
LA Times
May 2, 2016

A Los Angeles County judge on Friday strongly criticized the Long Beach Police Department's practice of conducting sting operations against gay men cruising for companionship, saying the department’s tactics were tantamount to discrimination.

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