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Steven W. Thrasher on Being Queer in a Queer World

Guardian columnist Steven W. Thrasher explains what he means when he says that he’s “queer and … the rest of the world is too.”

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Study: Women’s Economic Status Lags in Half of States

The most striking finding from a new study is that in the ten years since this data was last collected, women’s economic status has gotten worse or stayed the same in almost half of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The most striking finding from a new study is that in the ten years since this data was last collected, women’s economic status has gotten worse or stayed the same in almost half of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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New York Restaurant Workers Face Lower Tips, Still Not Enough Wages

New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments or else lose out on tips.

New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments or else lose out on tips.

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Why I’m Disturbed by Screening for Intersex Traits in Utero

I strongly feel that safe, legal abortion must be accessible for everyone, including intersex folks like me. But I also want to question why our society is attempting to erase intersex people, either before or after birth.

I strongly feel that safe, legal abortion must be accessible for everyone, including intersex folks like me. But I also want to question why our society is attempting to erase intersex people, either before or after birth.

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Food Industry: Seattle’s Wage Hike Violates Corporate Constitutional Rights

The lawsuit seeks to block a Seattle ordinance that boosts the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The lawsuit seeks to block a Seattle ordinance that boosts the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Emma Watson Discusses Gender Equality on International Women’s Day

Actress and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson answers audience questions about the HeForShe campaign, feminism, and the stories and people that inspire her.

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Workers’ Wages and Black Women Lose Out in February Jobs Report

The U.S. added an impressive 295,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent. Other factors show that the economy still isn't working for many Americans after the recession.

The United States added an impressive 295,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent. Other factors show that the economy still isn’t working for many Americans after the recession.

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‘Project Runway’ Star Tim Gunn Discusses Human Rights, Empathy, and… Dog Fashions

Gunn, who spoke at a Planned Parenthood South Texas luncheon on Thursday, had equally insightful things to say about bridging the empathy gap, and the top puppy looks for spring.

Gunn, who spoke at a Planned Parenthood South Texas luncheon on Thursday, had equally insightful things to say about bridging the empathy gap, and the top puppy looks for spring.

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Prison Sex Doesn’t Prove Homosexuality Is a Choice—and It’s Offensive for Ben Carson to Argue as Much

Our newest potential presidential candidate apparently believes that  previously straight men having sex with men in prison is proof that sexual orientation under any conditions is a choice, and that since sexual orientation is a choice, it’s okay to discriminate against those who make the wrong one.

Our newest potential presidential candidate, Ben Carson, apparently believes that inmates having sex with each other in prison is proof that homosexuality is a choice—and that it’s OK to discriminate against those who supposedly made that decision.

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Hollywood Stars Give Advice to Young Women

The Oscars may be over, but the advice shared by these women on the red carpet will last a lifetime. Hollywood stars, including Margaret Avery and Felicity Jones, urge women and girls not to let Hollywood or any industry define who they are. [via BuzzFeed]

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