The most compelling stories from our favorite sources.
A riveting account of Jane Goodall’s life by Paul Tullis for NYT Magazine, and the impact of her work, 50 years after her first trip to Africa.
Starbucks wants its baristas to talk about race. Beejoli Shaw puts their #RaceTogether campaign to the test in this funny piece for The Frisky.
Differing opinions about having kids is a relationship tale as old as time, except now the tables are turned, as Bryce Covert’s piece for New York Magazine explores.
Why can’t we stop watching Empire? Jenna Wortham rounds up smart folks—like Feministing.com’s Lori Adelman—to discuss it for the NYT Magazine.
At Refinery29, Tracy Clark-Flory delves into the high school rape story that horrified the country, and looks at what’s changed—and what hasn’t—since the perpetrators convictions almost two years ago.
This illustrated account of miscarriage, and the women who’ve experienced it, by Ryan Alexander-Tanner for Talking Points Memo, is a powerful step toward a conversation we should all be having.
NARAL Pro-Choice California’s investigative report into the state’s pregnancy crisis centers reads more like a horror story.
Ashley Judd brilliantly takes down misogynist Twitter trolls, and openly discusses her sexual assault recovery, in this rally cry of an Op-Ed for mic.com.
The Toast’s Mallory Ortberg is a national treasure, and this piece is Exhibit A in our argument.
Michael Arceneaux’s account of being a gay Black man and learning to live with his mother’s disapproval is a study in compassion, and compromise.
The beating of UVA student Martese Johnson by local police is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the school’s racial tensions. Alice Ollstein & Carimah Townes take a closer look at Think Progress.
The NY Times‘ Jessica Bennett shadowed the shadowed the former White House intern over the past month, leading up to the TED Talk she gave that broke her public silence. And she did it to raise awareness of hate speech and abuse on the Internet, telling the tale of her own public crucifixion. It was the redemption moment we’ve been waiting for. Here’s hoping she and Ashley Judd team up.
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