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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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Can Abercrombie’s ‘Look Policy’ Accommodate a Religious Headscarf?

So far, employers have had a good run before the Roberts Court, thanks in large part to Justice Samuel Alito, who has emerged as the architect and conservative standard-bearer for defending the interests of employers in employment claims.

That’s the question before the Roberts Court in a case that pits the religious rights of employees against the duty of an employer to accommodate them.

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Jay Smooth on Learning the Craft of Being Good

Despite the speeches about diversity and equality at the Oscars on Sunday night, some of the comments made around the annual awards event showed a real lack of empathy for people who are marginalized in the United States. In his video response to these comments, Jay Smooth points out that “no matter how good you think you are, you can’t just wake up every day assuming that you’re a good, fair, well-rounded person. Being a good person has to be a craft that you practice every day.” [via Fusion]

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Social Conservatives Step Up Efforts to Shame You Over How You Perform Womanhood

Social conservatives have been getting more obvious about bullying women into accepting their self-sacrificing, self-effacing model of womanhood. They're having to get louder because fewer women are listening.

Social conservatives have been getting more obvious about bullying women into accepting their self-sacrificing, self-effacing model of womanhood. They’re having to get louder because fewer women are listening.

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Musician John Legend: ‘We Say That Selma Is Now Because the Struggle for Justice Is Right Now’

Selma’s theme song “Glory” won Best Original Song at the Oscars on Sunday night. After receiving their award, songwriters and performers Common and John Legend discussed how we are still fighting for justice today.

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Patricia Arquette’s Spectacular Intersectionality Fail

White women: let's not go all "Je Suis Patricia Arquette" on this shit. Let's listen to people who know better than we do about what it's like to be a non-white or non-straight or a non-white non-straight person who is asked, from one of the world's most prominent media platforms, to "fight" for someone who already has so, so much more.

White women: let’s not go all “Je Suis Patricia Arquette” on this shit. Let’s listen to people who know better than we do about what it’s like to be a non-white or non-straight or a non-white non-straight person who is asked, from one of the world’s most prominent media platforms, to “fight” for someone who already has so, so much more.

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Fighting for ‘Love and Justice’ in North Carolina: Why We Still Protest When It Seems Like We’re Losing

If our lawmakers can't love us, I’m of the mind that we should love each other.

If our lawmakers can’t love us, I’m of the mind that we should love each other.

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Walmart Pay Raise Falls Short for Working Mothers and Broader Economy

For Walmart workers like Fatmata Jabbie, a refugee from Saudi Arabia with two young children and a third on the way, a slightly higher hourly wage doesn’t do her much good if she can’t get enough hours.

For Walmart workers like Fatmata Jabbie, a refugee from Saudi Arabia with two young children and a third on the way, a slightly higher hourly wage doesn’t do her much good if she can’t get enough hours.

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