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A Conversation on the Ethical and Journalistic Issues in Rolling Stone’s UVA Rape Story

Recently, a barrage of ethical and journalistic questions were directed at Rolling Stone after it issued a correction to Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s November report on a sexual assault claim at the University of Virginia campus. MSNBC’s Irin Carmon is joined by Katie Baker, a reporter at BuzzFeed, Lauren Wolfe, director of the Women Under Siege project, and Salamishah Tillet, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a survivor advocate, to discuss the issues in that case and also how journalists and the media alike can do better when reporting on sexual assault.

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Where Are All the LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Ed Books?

About 9 percent of teenagers identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning; as many as six million Americans have an LGBT-identified parent. Yet when I reached out for recommendations on more diverse sex ed books aimed at adolescents, there were few options to be found.

About 9 percent of teenagers identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning; as many as six million Americans have an LGBT-identified parent. Yet when I reached out for recommendations on more diverse sex ed books aimed at adolescents, there were few options to be found.

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UVA Rape Story Goes Viral, and a Virginity Pledger Explains Why She Changed Her Mind

On this episode of Reality Cast, I speak to Andreea Nica about why she left the purity movement. I also discuss the University of Virginia rape story and the incident in which a congressional staffer judged Sasha and Malia Obama.

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Bill Cosby’s Alleged Assaults Hurt More Than Our Feelings

Media coverage of Bill Cosby's alleged assaults has portrayed the public's affection for him as the major casualty. But we should be focusing on the women who say they were attacked—and on the rape culture that concealed his reported behavior for years.

Media coverage of Bill Cosby’s alleged assaults has portrayed the public’s affection for him as the major casualty. But we should be focusing on the women who say they were attacked—and on the rape culture that concealed his reported behavior for years.

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Abortion Stories, Bill Cosby, and Defeating ‘Personhood’ in Colorado

On this episode of Reality Cast, Cristina Aguilar of COLOR speaks about the fight against the personhood amendment in Colorado. In another segment, I discuss how the Bill Cosby rape allegations bring the worst out of the usual suspects, and how women’s actual abortion stories differ from myths that anti-choicers churn out about them.

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‘No Victories Are Permanent,’ Recalls Film About Feminism’s Beginnings

She's Beautiful When She's Angry, Mary Dore's new film about the birth of contemporary feminism, is an insightful, inspiring look at the struggles and triumphs of our foremothers.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Mary Dore’s new film about the birth of contemporary feminism, is an insightful, inspiring look at the struggles and triumphs of our foremothers.

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New York Teacher Promotes Feminism in Her Classroom

Feminist teacher Ileana Jiménez created a course, titled “Fierce and Fabulous: Feminist Writers, Artists, and Activists,” that teaches high school students about feminism. Elite Daily visits her classroom in Elizabeth Irwin High School to see what the students have learned.

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Defending Free Speech Does Not Mean Tolerating Harassment

Andrew Sullivan got completely unbent at the idea that Twitter might crack down on harassment. But the real censorship is coming from anti-feminists who use abusive campaigns in an effort to silence feminists.

Andrew Sullivan got completely unbent at the idea that Twitter might crack down on harassment. But the real censorship is coming from anti-feminists who use abusive campaigns in an effort to silence feminists.

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What Trolls Say to Feminists Online

Feminists face a lot of sexist vitriol from people online who only want to silence them. Here are some of the most offensive tweets some prominent feminists have received.

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Criminalizing Lena Dunham’s Past Behavior Won’t Make Kids Safer

Criticisms of Dunham do not occur in a vacuum; they are part of an overarching dynamic of punishing juveniles that leaves children of color in particular peril.

Criticisms of Dunham do not occur in a vacuum; they are part of an overarching dynamic of punishing juveniles that leaves children of color in particular peril.

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