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The Missionary Movement to ‘Save’ Black Babies

A look inside the anti-abortion movement’s evangelical drive to reach “urban” and “underserved” women and communities.

A look inside the anti-abortion movement’s evangelical drive to reach “urban” and “underserved” women and communities.

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Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

In 2011, Rep. Gwen Moore breaks down the reality of having black babies, and the falsity of the “black genocide” lie. Let’s just use it as a reminder.

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Domestic Workers’ Activism On the Rise in Georgia and Illinois

domestic workers united banner

Organizing in Georgia and Illinois shows that the domestic workers’ movement is not exclusive to predictable blue states.

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Fired for Complaining About a Dirty Joke: Why I #SupportAdria

adria richards

In Silicon Valley, the scruffy developer swims in a bubble of admiration and impunity not unlike being a star football player in a town like Steubenville, Ohio. This can be a bad thing, as many women in tech have discovered.

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Women Wake Up Grumpier? Look Around and You’ll See Why

frustrated woman with expense receipts

Duke University published a new study, which found that women wake up grumpier than men and asserts that women need more sleep than men. Me? I think there is just a lot to be grumpy about lately.

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Feminist Thought Leadership and its Influence on Public Policy Efforts

Gloria Steinem.

This Women’s History Month, it’s important to recognize thought leadership from feminists like Gloria Steinem, Audre Lorde, and Selma James that has demonstrably influenced current feminist policy efforts. 

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When A Supreme Court Justice Sounds Like A Racist Internet Commenter, We’ve Got A Problem

Via Upworthy: A Supreme Court justice sounds like he’s an uninformed YouTube commenter. Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow proceed to laugh themselves senseless. 

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Wealth Inequality in America: What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. (via Mashable)

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A New Direction for Restaurant Workers? Zingerman’s and the “Thriveable Wage”

Zingerman's building on Detroit Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Restaurant workers, half of whom are women, are among the lowest earning workers in the United States. But one Michigan company, Zingerman’s, is moving toward a “thriveable wage” for its restaurant workers.

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Angelique Roché

Angelique Roché

When I stumbled into the world of politics and policy after law school I was surprised to see the dearth of women. In particular, there was lack of African American and multiracial women in elected office or even working on the issues that affected women and minorities the most.

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