Women shouldn’t have to tell abortion stories to remind lawmakers they’re human

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#YouKnowMe is both powerful and profoundly depressing women shouldnt have to justify wanting bodily autonomy Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Alabama outlawed abortion, and unprecedented levels of energy, as activists fight to protect a womans right to control her own body. The regressive new […]

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Michael Phelps discusses how he learned to overcome suicidal thoughts

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Image: vicky leta / mashable In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Instagram co-launched a powerful campaign to help raise awareness on social media. The #RealConvo Campaign — spearheaded by both Instagram and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP,) an organization that helps those affected by suicide — encourages people to use the hashtag […]

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The Way This 11-Year-Old Destroyed Tomi Lahrens Tweet Goes Viral

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So what’s the latest on that shiny new In typical fashion, Trump has taken it badly. Image credits: Image credits: Mari Copeny was understandably indignant. She decided to challenge Lahren’s assertion that the wall is the best use of taxpayer’s money, and proceeded to deliver a comeback that showed an eloquence and maturity well beyond […]

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Whole Foods v vegans: Berkeley store gets restraining order against activists

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The order is the latest in a tense standoff with an animal rights group that has staged protests at the store for several years For a full week, a big black banner was posted from a sidewalk in Berkeley, California. OCCUPY WHOLE FOODS, it declared in large, white block letters. But the protesters who created […]

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Women investors prioritize impact in their portfolios

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The gender pay gap — or the statistic that women make approximately 80 cents for every dollar that men make — is a well-documented phenomenon, backed up by data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Association of Women.  Arguably as pressing an issue is the gender investment gap: Many women are less prepared […]

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Teachers start powerful #ArmMeWith movement to speak out against guns in classrooms

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In the wake of yet another tragic school shooting, teachers have started an eye-opening movement on social media to let the world know what preventative measures really need to be taken seriously to protect students. In response to the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Trump suggested that […]

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The world is watching: How Florida shooting made U.S. gun control a global conversation

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AR-15 "Sport" rifles on sale at deep discounts in an Arizona store.Image: john moore/Getty Images When you move to America from a country with more effective gun control laws, one of the first things you learn is how hard it is to talk to Americans — even on the sympathetic side of the political divide […]

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