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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

Lego is ending giveaways with the Daily Mail over ‘hate campaigns

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By Gianluca MezzofioreNov 14, 2016 Lego has announced it will not run any more promotional giveaways with the Daily Mail after a heartfelt plea from a father on Facebook.Bob Jones, a British parent, wrote an open letter to Lego on Facebook last week saying the paper’s headlines “create distrust of foreigners” and “blame immigrants for everything.””Your links to the Daily Mail are wrong. And a company like yours shouldn’t be supporting them,” he said.This was brought to Lego’s attention in a tweet by the Stop Funding Hate campaign.In response, Lego…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

Segregation at the Lincoln Memorial

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From Delanceyplace. Click to sign up.  Today’s selection — from Washington by Tom Lewis. At the dedication of Washington, D.C.’s spectacular Lincoln Memorial in 1922, the few blacks that were invited were required to sit in a roped-off, segregated ‘colored’ section: “At last, all was ready for the dedication, which, appropriately enough, took place on Memorial Day 1922. Breaking his vow to steer clear of sitting presidents, Robert Todd Lincoln, the sixteenth presi­dent’s oldest son, sat on the dais as an honored guest. Robert had come to think of himself as a bad omen for presidents, for a…read more