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Young Muslims Aren’t Villains—But You Wouldn’t Know It From the Media

The vilification of Muslim children is not new, and it is far from limited to fictional instances. These media portrayals can translate into real-life repercussions in the lives of Muslim youth.

The vilification of Muslim children is not new, and it is far from limited to fictional instances. These media portrayals can translate into real-life repercussions in the lives of Muslim youth.

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Duggar Drama Continues, Wisconsin’s Abortion Battle

On this episode of Reality Cast, Eve Andrews, culture editor at Grist, describes some promising efforts to help teens get better birth control in Washington state. Also, the Duggar family drama continues, and the battle over abortion in Wisconsin gets weirder by the minute.

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What to Avoid When Covering Women Candidates

Kat Lazo, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Jennifer L. Pozner, and Zerlina Maxwell join Jay Smooth in educating the media on how to talk about women who are running for office. [via Fusion]

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Aziz Ansari’s ‘Modern Romance’ Takes Surprisingly Earnest Look at Love

Part memoir, part sociological study, and part self-help treatise, Modern Romance zeroes in on contemporary dating mores with a perceptive eye toward the shifts that have taken place over the past several decades. While the book is immensely entertaining, however, it is not fluff.

Part memoir, part sociological study, and part self-help treatise, Modern Romance zeroes in on contemporary dating mores with a perceptive eye toward the shifts that have taken place over the past several decades. While the book is immensely entertaining, however, it is not fluff.

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Rachel Maddow on Caitlyn Jenner’s Brave, ‘Historic Leap’

Rachel Maddow discusses Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover and how Jenner’s public transition will inspire trans people who struggle with their identity. [via MSNBC]

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Hypocrisy in Missouri, Pro-Choice Themes in ‘Mad Men’

On this episode, host Amanda Marcotte interviews Brown University’s Kate Carey about her study of college sexual assault. Also, Marcotte has a segment honoring Mad Men’s long reign as an adamantly pro-choice show, and she discusses how a scandal involving Missouri Rep. John Diehl reveals anti-choice hypocrisy.

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Combating Trafficking Takes Much Longer Than Eight Minutes

There are ways in which we can support survivors of trafficking and address the systemic challenges that those vulnerable to trafficking face. None of those tactics require a camera crew and a viewing audience.

There are ways in which we can support survivors of trafficking and address the systemic challenges that those vulnerable to it face. None of those tactics require a camera crew and a viewing audience.

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Google and Hulu: Abortion Ads Are Like Sex Toys, Porn, Gambling Sites

Abortion care, a provably safe, medical procedure that affects one in three women, is an unsuitable topic for millions of people worldwide, according to Google and Hulu, which recently rejected informational advertisements that discuss abortion.

Abortion care, a provably safe medical procedure that affects one in three women, is an unsuitable topic for millions of people worldwide, according to Google and Hulu, which recently rejected informational advertisements that discuss abortion.

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Public Shaming of Sofia Vergara Isn’t About ‘Debate’

The New York Times op-ed section gave space to Sofia Vergara's ex so he could demand she turn some frozen embryos over to him. There's a way to have this debate without allowing toxic people to attempt to control and shame their exes in public.

The New York Times op-ed section gave space to Sofia Vergara’s ex so he could demand she turn some frozen embryos over to him. There’s a way to have this debate without allowing toxic people to attempt to control and shame their exes in public.

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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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