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Laverne Cox Discusses Bullying and Being a Trans Woman of Color

In recalling a time when she was confronted by misogyny, transphobia, and racism all at once, actress and activist Laverne Cox advocates for love and clarifies what makes a bully.

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Louis CK, On How Good White Men Have It

From his 2008 stand-up show “Chewed Up,” comedian Louis CK reflects on how good white men have it. It’s is a refreshing—and funny—reminder of how privilege affects the way we experience the world.

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Rand Paul Is Here to Micromanage Your Family Size, Ladies

Rand Paul

In the same week, Rand Paul praised his sister for having six kids but denounced a hypothetical woman on assistance who has only five. The contrast lays bare the hypocrisy and prejudice of the anti-choice movement, and shows how conservatives use children as weapons against women.

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Why I Visit Sites of Slavery

Tryon Palace, a colonial governor’s residence in New Bern, North Carolina.

Erasing plantations from the landscape or simply lambasting them doesn’t get rid of slavery; it just rids us of its most uncomfortable and most visible symbols.

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Ani DiFranco’s Epic Fail: Reflections on Nottoway Plantation

America's history of racialized slavery distilled the essence of patriarchy, and formed the roots of American rape culture. So why do famous white feminists fail to get it?

America’s history of racialized slavery distilled the essence of patriarchy, and formed the roots of American rape culture. So why do famous white feminists fail to get it?

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Jon Stewart Comments on Santa Claus’ Race

Last week, Fox News claimed that Santa Claus is white. This is Jon Stewart’s response to that claim.

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A Hauntingly Beautiful Flashmob Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Watch the Soweto Gospel Choir sing an incredible tribute to Madiba (Nelson Mandela) in Woolworth’s retail store in South Africa. On Saturday, December 7, Woolworth’s had planned a performance at its Parkview store in Pretoria to support the store’s “Operation Smile” Christmas campaign. The Soweto Gospel Choir planned a rendition of James Brown’s “I Feel Good.” But, after Madiba’s passing, the choir decided on a tribute instead. They chose Johnny Clegg’s Asimbonanga.

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An Extremely Good Response to ‘Reverse Racism’

Comedian Aamer Rahman gives a very clear response to those who try to claim that “reverse racism” is the same thing as racism—or even a real thing at all.

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Of #FastTailedGirls and Freedom

A tweet from the author as part of the #FastTailedGirls conversation on Twitter, which was started by Hood Feminism.

Like a lot of others, I was a “fast-tailed girl” before I really understood what those words meant.

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For Black Women, Everything Is a Feminist Issue

There have been many articles decrying Michelle Obama's "un-feminist" choices.

There have been many articles decrying Michelle Obama’s “un-feminist” choices. What these criticisms fail to acknowledge is that for women who are not single and childless/childfree, feminist choices often include a focus on their families and communities. This is particularly true of Black feminists.

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