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On Intersectionality and Pizza Rights: The World Could Use More Flavor

For those people who may not be familiar with intersectionality, comedian Akilah Hughes gives a brief lesson on intersectionality in feminism, using the delicious metaphor of cheese pizza versus deluxe pizza to talk about the importance of including all pizzas (that is, all women) in discussions around feminist issues.

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The Gender Wage Gap Is Not a Myth: ‘It Is Math’

On Equal Pay Day, advocates and women members of Congress said that pay discrimination is no accident.

On Equal Pay Day, advocates and women members of Congress said that pay discrimination is no accident.

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Melissa Harris-Perry Panel Discusses Petition Against ‘Conversion Therapy’

In response to the death of teenager Leelah Alcorn, who ended her own life after her parents forced her to undergo “conversion therapy,” a White House petition seeks to ban all uses of the discredited practice that attempts to change the sexual orientation of people. A recent Melissa Harris-Perry panel discussed the use of “conversion therapy” and its harmful effects. [via MSNBC]

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Rights-Based Maternity Care Must Become a Global Priority

Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.

Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.

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Study: Women Are Better Educated, But Poorer, Than Men

It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

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White House Takes Stance Against ‘Reparative Therapy’

In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.

In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.

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After Anti-Gay Pizza Parlor Gets $800,000, Activists Crowdfund for Homeless LGBT Youth

A campaign dubbed #Pizza4Equality has raised more than $100,000 in just four days to benefit a national advocacy organization for homeless LGBT youth.

Campaigns like #Pizza4Equality are trying to match the massive outpouring of support for two anti-marriage equality pizza store owners in Indiana.

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Lawsuit: Catholic Groups Blocking Abortion Access for Immigrant Children Rape Survivors

The ACLU says that the government hasn’t responded for six months to its requests for documentation about how often Catholic-run charities deny immigrant minors access to reproductive health services.

The ACLU says that the government hasn’t responded for six months to its requests for documentation about how often Catholic-run charities deny immigrant minors access to reproductive health services.

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‘Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar': A Story About Privilege

Youtuber Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey and animator Kat Blaque team up to create an absolutely adorable children’s tale about the friendship between a caterpillar and a snail and how not everyone has the same struggles in life.

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The Purvi Patel Case, and Conservative Rhetoric on Rape

On this episode of Reality Cast, Lynn Paltrow explains the Purvi Patel case in Indiana, and host Amanda Marcotte discusses the “religious freedom” debate. In another segment, Marcotte examines how conservative rhetoric on rape is getting uglier.

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