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Think Progress details a historic act of civil disobedience by WOW (Women of the Wall), a Jewish feminist group, who just want to pray with the same rights as men.
Truthout details the depressing reality of our over-regulated reproductive system—332 anti-abortion provisions were introduced in 43 states in the first three months of the year—but gives glimmers of hope as well.
Harlem Renaissance dancer Alice Barker is one of the most moving things you’ll see on the Internet this week.
“We’re raising our kids in a moment when it’s easier to call 911 than to have a conversation,” writes Kim Brooks for Salon, in an essay that looks at the harm our judgmental nature is causing competent parents everywhere.
Anyone who grew up watching Anne of Green Gables, wasn’t ready to say good-bye to Jonathan Crombie, the actor who played Anne’s love interest Gilbert Blythe. In the New Yorker, Sarah Lawson nails why he captured so many tween hearts.
The acclaimed author has a new book, God Help the Child, and sat down with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross at NPR, to talk about what happens when you’ve lived 84 years of life.
Many are fighting to show that Black lives matter, but what about Black female lives? The pictures on The Culture of a modest gathering protesting the police killing of a young black woman show a discouraging discrepancy.
“A stranger says something unremarkable yet sinister to you on a train while you eat your lunch of bread and butter.” And that’s just one of Mallory Ortberg’s hilariously spot-on ways to tell over at The Toast.
At the Cut, Jessica Roy takes a closer look at the girl-on-girl crime that is Jezebel’s dissection of the fallen Sony executive’s personal Amazon order, Betty Beauty Color be damned.
Cancer patient and BoingBoing co-founder Xeni Jardin puts all of us on the hook for promoting the “cancer hero mythos” in the wake of Gibson’s horrific act of coming clean.
Just think how dismal that percentage would be without Fresh Off the Boat!
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