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Black Children Need Safe and Healthy Environments, Not Lawsuits About Sperm Donors

Jennifer Cramblett and her partner are suing a sperm bank, citing unexpected emotional and financial distress, after they were given the wrong sperm and their daughter was born Black.

Two women are suing a sperm bank, citing unexpected emotional and financial distress, after they were given the wrong sperm and their daughter was born Black. But society owes all women of Black and brown children reparations for sustaining a reality in which their parenthood is inextricably linked to dealing with extraneous emotional distress.

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The Fault in Our Media

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) in The Fault in Our Stars.

Sexual pleasure can be a taboo subject in our society almost everywhere but in our entertainment, where it is arguably overdone. But even in our media, sex seems to be the sole privilege of young, white, single, and non-disabled people. That’s what makes John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars so remarkable.

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Learning Intersectionality: A Process

Although the reproductive rights movement and the broader feminist movement have become increasingly intersectional, there is still much work to be done in centering the issues faced by women who are not white, economically advantaged, heterosexual, and cisgender.

Although the reproductive rights movement and the broader feminist movement have become increasingly intersectional, there is still much work to be done in centering the issues faced by women who are not white, economically advantaged, heterosexual, and cisgender.

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Five Ways Men Can Embrace a Culture of Consent

There are a number of things men can do to affirm and embrace a culture of consent within the context of their own relationships.

Here are some things men can do to affirm and embrace a culture of consent within the context of their own relationships.

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Let’s Talk About Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Gender, and Sexuality

If Kimye can show us anything, it’s that we still have a long way to go when it comes to smashing gender roles.

If Kimye can show us anything, it’s that we still have a long way to go when it comes to smashing gender roles.

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Is Being a Porn Star Feminist?

Belle Knox

Porn stars aren’t typically labeled as feminists or women’s studies majors, but Belle Knox, a Duke freshman who made headlines recently after she was outed by her classmate, is both. Whatever you make of Knox, her story offers a lot to think about.

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Sorry, Men’s Rights Activists, You Don’t Have Abortion ‘Rights’

Central to the political agenda of men’s rights activists is floating the idea that men somehow have a "right" to an abortion, or more accurately a right to interfere with a woman's right to an abortion.

Central to the political agenda of men’s rights activists is floating the idea that men somehow have a “right” to an abortion, or more accurately a right to interfere with a woman’s right to an abortion—an argument that highlights the intersecting bigotries embedded in the men’s rights movement.

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The Very Real Consequences of Young People Not Voting

As we cycle into midterm elections, this is no time for young people like me to stay home (or in the dorm).

As we cycle into midterm elections, this is no time for young people like me to stay home (or in the dorm).

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Politics 101: How to Get Involved as a Young Woman

Here are three basic steps that explain how you can get involved in politics. Anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Ladies, you’ve got this.

Here are three basic steps to getting involved in politics.

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Why I’m Proud To Be an LGBT Teen in Illinois

Even with all that's left to accomplish, I'm proud to reside in the land of Lincoln.

Even with all that’s left to accomplish, I’m proud to reside in the land of Lincoln.

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