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#IntersectionalityIsForTwitter: How to Be a True Ally

Our movements have all three of these choices: We can refuse to work with the oppressed people who voiced their grievances, we could ignore their grievances, or we could work to address them.

A discussion of several hashtags that have been making their way around Twitter over the past week: #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, #BlackPowerIsForBlackMen, and #F*ckCisPeople.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Withdraws Subpoena of Pro-Choice Advocate’s ‘Terroristic’ Tweets

The Texas Department of Public Safety has agreed to withdraw its subpoena of an Austin woman's Twitter account after it demanded information on supposedly "terroristic" tweets she composed during the Texas legislature's special sessions earlier this summer.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has agreed to withdraw its subpoena of an Austin woman’s Twitter account after it demanded information on supposedly “terroristic” tweets she composed during the Texas legislature’s special sessions earlier this summer.

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Trans Inclusion: Trust, Verify, Educate

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The invisibility of trans communities is real. So are unthinking insults. By treating the latter as intentional, we do nothing to inform and educate about the first.

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Hormone May Prevent Cheating, Alabama Still Segregates HIV-Positive Prisoners, and Facebook More Tempting Than Sex

In this week’s Sexual Health Roundup: A new study finds that heterosexual men who are in stable, monogamous relationships keep their distance from a pretty girl if given a sniff of oxytocin (the bonding hormone), a judge is set to rule on Alabama’s policy of segregating HIV-positive prisoners, and researchers in Germany find that social media is more tempting than sex, cigarettes, and alcohol.

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Roundup: Jon Kyl, Stephen Colbert and “Factual Statements”

Stephen Colbert creates #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement hashtag in response to Sen. Kyl’s remarks on Planned Parenthood; NRLC won’t score the budget; Huckabee supports “heartbeat” bill; and Alan Simpson rails on GOP social conservatives.

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Roundup: Follow Up Friday – More on Carhart, Twitter, and The E-Book

Here’s a quick roundup with some additional news for stories we reported on earlier this week.

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Roundup: Public Option is Alive, National Sex-Ed Week of Action, Is Yaz Safe?

Health care reform needs to result in affordable health insurance options, the death of the public option is highly exaggerated, teens acknowledge the National Sex-Ed Week of Action and the birth control pill known as Yaz is being criticized for its safety.

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Six Ways the Internet Has Shaped the Discourse Around Dr. Tiller’s Murder

The last time a doctor was murdered in cold blood for providing abortion care to women, we were not in the digital age. Now, the Internet has allowed women who’ve had abortions to talk back.

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