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Meet Moxie Girl, a Superhero With Powerful Afro Puffs

Angie Nixon encouraged her 7-year-old daughter to create a young Black superhero in hopes of raising her daughter’s self-esteem about her natural hair and her interest in reading. They went on to create The Adventures of Moxie Girl, a prize-winning comic book about a young Black girl whose set of fire-and-ice afro puffs help her save the world.

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A New Era for RH Reality Check and a Farewell to Lauren Kelley

As RH Reality Check says goodbye to our managing editor, Lauren Kelley, who has accepted a position at RollingStone.com, we also have some exciting news to share about the future of RHRC.

As RH Reality Check says goodbye to our managing editor, Lauren Kelley, who has accepted a position at RollingStone.com, we also have some exciting news to share about the future of RHRC.

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‘Regarding Susan Sontag’ Humanizes Critic Without Romanticizing Her

Through its many in-depth interviews with those close to the scholar, Regarding Susan Sontag gives Sontag emotional depth while still serving as a showcase for her trademark swagger.

Through its many in-depth interviews with those close to the scholar, Regarding Susan Sontag gives Sontag emotional depth while still serving as a showcase for her trademark swagger.

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I Made a Joke About Guns and a Man Threatened to Assault Me

Good dudes of the world, please hear me out: Not actively being a sexist jerk as an individual is not enough.

Good dudes of the world, please hear me out: Not actively being a sexist jerk as an individual is not enough.

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Video Games Can and Should Talk More About Real Issues—Including Reproductive Rights

A new video game illustrates how game developers often succumb to stereotypes that can do more harm than good when attempting to educate players about real-world experiences.

A new video game focused on an unintended pregnancy shows the potential for tackling heavier topics in games, but it also illustrates how game developers often succumb to stereotypes that can do more harm than good when attempting to educate players about real-world experiences.

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Introducing RH Reality Check Board Member Shanelle Matthews

In this Q&A, Matthews shares a bit about herself, her vision for RHRC, and—for fun—a list of her favorite things.

In this Q&A, Matthews shares a bit about herself, her vision for RHRC, and—for fun—a list of her favorite things.

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Abortion Stories, and the Equal Pay Debate

On this episode of Reality Cast, Renee Bracey Sherman talks about her abortion storytelling advocacy. Also, host Amanda Marcotte looks at why everyone at Fox News is so hostile to equal pay, and the abortion storyline in a recent episode of Girls.

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The ‘Men’s Rights’ Movement Is Hilariously Self-Defeating

Supporters of the "men's rights" movement claim to want to defend the interests of men in a supposedly female-dominated society. But if you give them a chance to share their views in a mainstream setting, their underlying misogyny becomes immediately apparent.

Supporters of the “men’s rights” movement claim to want to defend the interests of men in a supposedly female-dominated society. But if you give them a chance to share their views in a mainstream setting, their underlying misogyny becomes immediately apparent.

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2015 Court Outlook, and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in Context

On this episode of Reality Cast, Ian Millhiser talks about how the Obama administration is quietly winning court battles in favor of contraception. Also, host Amanda Marcotte shares clips from Irin Carmon’s interview with Justice Ginsburg and discusses how Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t the first movie to romanticize abusive relationship patterns.

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey': Kink or Abuse?

Laci Green, host of the web series MTV Braless, compares the Fifty Shades of Grey books to the recently released movie adaptation, and questions whether the story accurately displays the BDSM community or just shows an example of an abusive relationship.

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