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Dear Al Franken: I’ll Miss You, But You Can’t Matter Anymore

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Ijeoma Oluo Right now, many would have you be another reason why we wait. You would be another reason why we harbor abusers. Dear Al, I don’t know if you remember me, but I snapped this selfie of us a little over a year ago. I was at the airport, waiting to board a quick flight from Seattle to Portland, when some middle-aged soccer-dad-looking white dude started waving and pointing frantically at his wife. “Look!” he tried to whisper as loudly as possible as he pantomimed at a row of…read more

Why are 13 men in charge of healthcare for all American women?

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[From]  Why are 13 men in charge of healthcare for all American women? – The Guardian Regressive gender politics are resurgent in 2017, as demonstrated by a Republican bill that would be devastating to women’s health Lucia GravesWednesday 28 June 2017 06.00 EDT A decade or two ago, the notion that 13 men would be plotting the fate of American women’s healthcare behind closed doors, that they would delight in defunding the women’s health organization Planned Parenthood and impeding healthcare access for millions of American women, would have felt like the politics…read more

What is Beautiful, What is Different

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Rachel Giordano Then In 1981, four-year-old Rachel Giordano became a poster child for Lego when she appeared in this memorable advertisement showing off one of her creations. The ad, which was meant to show that creativity is not a boy thing or a girl thing, was actually quite controversial at the time and almost didn’t happen. Judy Lotas, one of the women responsible for the ad, actually had to fight to have Rachel included in it because it was argued that boys were the ones who liked to build things, not…read more