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An Apology for a Facebook Post That Was Transphobic

As many of our readers know, on Monday morning RH Reality Check posted a graphic on our Facebook page that included a link to an article on another website that, as many people rightly pointed out, is transphobic. This should not have happened and I apologize.

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Leaned In, Pushed Out: Jill Abramson’s Firing Should Make Us Reconsider Sandberg’s Philosophy

Jill Abramson

The central argument in Lean In is that one can strategize their way through the patterns of structural sexism. But Abramson’s firing provides a powerful case study for the fact that we cannot win a game we are rigged to lose.

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If Money Talks, Anti-Choicers Are Shouting: Crowdsourcing the Gosnell Film

The Kermit Gosnell film raised more than $2 million from 26,574 backers to produce a lurid movie dramatizing the Gosnell trial in what will most likely be anti-abortion propaganda.

The Kermit Gosnell film raised more than $2 million from 26,574 backers to produce a lurid movie dramatizing the Gosnell trial in what will most likely be anti-abortion propaganda.

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‘Louie’ Episode Takes on Societal Shaming and Punishment of Fat Women

On Louie, an interaction between comic Louis C.K. and Vanessa shines a light on the systematic shaming and punishment of fat women, and the misogynistic implications that can be drawn about men’s “standards” of women’s physical appearance in dating. [via Jezebel]

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What the Monica Lewinsky Scandal Reveals About Slut-Shaming

Feminist writer and author Jessica Valenti, Democratic strategist Tara Dowdell, filmmaker Byron Hurt, and McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss former President Bill Clinton’s scandalous relationship with former secretary Monica Lewinsky, and what it has exposed about American society’s treatment of women when it comes to sex. [via Melissa Harris-Perry]

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Stereotypes of Women Who Have Abortions, and Concern Trolling Women Who Make Money

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a researcher at Guttmacher about why teen pregnancy rates are down. In another segment, I discuss how right-wing media tries to discredit a woman who films her abortion. Also, Fox News is all upset because women might be making money of their own.

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Following Google’s Lead, Yahoo Removes Deceptive Ads by Anti-Abortion Groups

Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

After Google removed deceptive ads from anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers, the pro-choice groups UltraViolet and NARAL Pro-Choice America successfully petitioned Yahoo to do the same.

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Google Removes Deceptive Crisis Pregnancy Center Ads

NARAL Pro-Choice America announced Monday that it has worked with Google to remove deceptive advertising by crisis pregnancy centers from Google's search engine.

NARAL Pro-Choice America announced Monday that it has worked with Google to remove deceptive advertising by crisis pregnancy centers from Google’s search engine.

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Is Being a Porn Star Feminist?

Belle Knox

Porn stars aren’t typically labeled as feminists or women’s studies majors, but Belle Knox, a Duke freshman who made headlines recently after she was outed by her classmate, is both. Whatever you make of Knox, her story offers a lot to think about.

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‘Freeze Your Eggs, Free Your Career’ Is Insulting to Women

The latest cover of Bloomberg Businessweek features a well-dressed white woman standing with her hand on her hip, underneath the words "FREEZE YOUR EGGS, FREE YOUR CAREER."

The latest cover of Bloomberg Businessweek features a well-dressed white woman standing with her hand on her hip, underneath the words “FREEZE YOUR EGGS, FREE YOUR CAREER.” But it’s plain fallacy to believe that an individual woman can outsmart a racist, sexist job market by freezing her eggs.

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