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Want Peace? Killing Black People Needs To Be Treated as a Crime

Michael Brown, 18, who was killed by a police officer in broad daylight on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.

Only when it is considered, in practice, a serious crime to kill a Black person will it be possible to have peace in the United States.

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‘Protect Those Kids’: Words of Support for Woman Whose Children Were Ordered Into Abusive Home

Audre'y Eby's sons going to a doctor's appointment with their friend, Manape LaMere, on Winnebago Reservation last November.

Over 8,400 of you have joined RH Reality Check in asking Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to investigate Plymouth County Courts for ordering Audre’y Eby’s two special needs children back to an abusive home. Here is a sample of the thoughts people have left for the Eby family and Gov. Branstad.

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Michelle Obama’s Garden Is Political

First Lady Michelle Obama is interviewed in the White House vegetable garden.

People who think food is apolitical don’t know much about food, just like people who think taking care of kids isn’t important don’t know much about kids. Devaluing either isn’t just ignorant, it’s dismissive of the women who take on these essential roles to life and society.

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Did You Just Call Me a Nazi?

Anti-choicers like the Duggars and Jill Stanek appear to think women of the United States are mass murderers. Either that, or they are abusing the Holocaust for political points. They need to stop.

Anti-choicers like the Duggars and Jill Stanek appear to think women of the United States are mass murderers. Either that, or they are abusing the Holocaust for political points. They need to stop.

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Reproductive Choice Is About More Than Getting ‘Fat’—It’s About Bodily and Economic Autonomy

Money spent on clothes can't be spent on food, transportation, or medical bills.

Exactly the sort of person who would say “Just have the baby” read my essay about the end of my pregnancy and my son’s first month of life, and her interpretation of my point was “pregnancy makes you fat.”

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Just Have the Baby? A New Mom Reveals Why There Is No ‘Just,’ and Not Necessarily Any Justice Either

Linus Chart

Just have the baby? Only if you want to. Because no one else can take on any of the pain or risk, and it’s rare that you’ll be helped significantly with the costs—something I think anyone capable of becoming pregnant understands all too well and that forced pregnancy activists work very hard not to acknowledge.

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Newsflash: Pregnancy Is Hard But Anti-Choicers Refuse to Admit It

The closer I get to my due date, the more offended I am when opponents of women's rights and of full access to reproductive health care take a lackadaisical attitude towards what pregnancy entails.

The closer I get to my due date, the more offended I am when opponents of women’s rights and of full access to reproductive health care take a lackadaisical attitude towards what pregnancy entails.

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What If Everyone Involved in the Adria Richards Incident Was in a Union?

What if all the employees involved in this story had union representation in their workplaces?

Unions help protect women, who are more likely to be harassed or retaliated against for making sexual harassment accusations, but also anyone who might have a colleague with a grudge.

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On Ethical Consumption: We Can’t Just Shop Our Way to a Better World

woman grocery shopping checking label

It’s good to shop with heart. But the key is the heart, not the shopping.

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Fired for Complaining About a Dirty Joke: Why I #SupportAdria

adria richards

In Silicon Valley, the scruffy developer swims in a bubble of admiration and impunity not unlike being a star football player in a town like Steubenville, Ohio. This can be a bad thing, as many women in tech have discovered.

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