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“Lady-Mags”–Love Them, Flaws and All, or Leave Them?

The paradox of women’s glossies: They largely acknowledge our progress and rights in terms of the workplace, sexual freedom and reproductive rights, but only skim the surface of the sexist dynamics and expectations that inform those issues.

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Human Rights: When Officials Get Serious About HIV Prevention, This is Where They’ll Start

Stigma, discrimination, poverty, homophobia, racism, sexism, all fuel the spread of HIV and hurt those living with it. These issues are routinely cited as critical to ending the epidemic but rarely addressed in policies and prevention strategies.

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“Mad Men” Salon: America’s Struggle with Race, Shaken Not Stirred

Mad Men presents an exploration of race, class, and gender in the not-so-distant past that challenges the notion that all was well back in the day and keeps this fan coming back for more.

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Anti-Health Reform Racism: Not Just Wrong, But Stupid

I’m sure that the teabaggers/birthers/cute-nickname-for-right-wingers showing up at town hall events are instinctively aware of how much universal health care will benefit communities of color. And they’re not having it.

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Reclaiming Choice for Native Women

As a Native woman, I am entitled to advocate for choice from within my culture, which has always valued women’s choices and decision-making.

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Vermont Parochial School Sniffs Out Pro-Choice Director, Cancels Anti-Racism Event

This is not the first time a Catholic individual or organization has allowed intolerance to interfere with the Church’s message on loving our (black, gay, poor) neighbors, but it’s particularly embarrassing in this case.

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Report: Higher Rates of Unintended Pregnancy, Abortion Among Women of Color

A new report provides strong evidence debunking claims by anti-choice activists that high abortion rates among minorities result from targeted marketing to minority communities.

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Sotomayor, Race and Gender: An Abortion Debate by Proxy

Charges that racism and sexism might influence Judge Sotomayor’s decision-making are a proxy for the far right’s concerns about her positions on choice, discrimination, and immigration rights.

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Roundup: A Closer Look at the South Dakota Abortion Ban

A closer look at South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban; A Catholic woman and attorney from the Philippines laments her church’s campaign against new family planning legislation; Does stress from racism partially account for high infant mortality rates among black women?

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Women of Color Say No to Operation Save America

This week, Operation Save America, a violent anti-choice and racist organization, will visit the city of Atlanta with their message of hate. SPARK and SisterSong call on women of color and our allies to stand for justice and say no.

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