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D.I.Y. Abortions are on the Rise in the U.S.
jezebel
March 7, 2016

A piece recently published in the New York Times has charted a direct relationship between limiting abortion clinic access and self-induced abortions. It looks like the latter has seen a significant increase since 2011, when 24 states legislated 92 provisions to obstruct access ...

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Feminist Zine Makers Discuss Their Illustrated Sex Dreams, Queer Armenian Mag, and More
hyperallergic
March 7, 2016

From illustrated sex dreams to a guide to “queering herbalism” to comics about the queer and trans Armenian experience, the fourth annual NYC Feminist Zine Fest (FZF), held at Barnard College on Sunday, February 28, was a showcase of radical, DIY intersectionality.

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MSNBC Officially Cuts Ties With Melissa Harris-Perry Over Beyoncé’s Formation
jezebel
February 29, 2016

MSNBC has confirmed the network and Melissa Harris-Perry have officially parted ways—and one of the main reasons was over Beyoncé’s #BlackLivesMatter-themed music video for “Formation”—the same video made by a non-white person that white people just don’t seem to understand.

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Macklemore, the Hip-Hop Villain
The New Yorker
February 29, 2016

“This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” the rapper’s collaboration with the producer Ryan Lewis, and the song “White Privilege II.”

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Nearly 40 Percent of Florida Voters Think Ted Cruz Might Be the Zodiac Killer
gawker
February 26, 2016

A new national survey from Public Policy Polling has confirmed what we all already knew to be true: As far as a good portion of the American public is concerned, Ted Cruz might as well be the Zodiac killer.

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Missouri Professor Melissa Click Fired by University Over Actions at Campus Protest
jezebel
February 26, 2016

Melissa Click, the University of Missouri professor who attempted to bar a student journalist from a campus protest last November—and in turn opened a worldwide discourse on free speech, the right to protest, and the boundaries of both—has been fired from her position at the school.

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James Baldwin’s Hypothetical Country
The New Yorker
February 26, 2016

Edwidge Danticat on James Baldwin’s classic novel “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” 

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What Roles Get Black Actors to the Oscars? -
NYTimes.com
February 23, 2016

Here’s a look at roles performed by black artists who have been nominated for a best actress or best actor Oscar. Convicts, poor, and violent...

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Mets To Hold LGBT-Themed Pride Night For First Time Ever
NY CBS
February 22, 2016

For the first time, the Mets will host an LGBT-themed Pride Night at Citi Field this baseball season. Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic And The Best of NY

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Lesbian Couple Calls Out Asshole Chef Who Hassled Them During Their Date
jezebel
February 22, 2016

On Valentine’s Day, Ellie Parker and her girlfriend Lucy celebrated with dinner at Asahi Japanese Steakhouse in Lafayette, Indiana. Unfortunately, the festivities were dampened by some garden variety homophobia, courtesy of one of the restaurant’s hibachi chefs.

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