Must-Read Links: #BaltimoreUprising, Bud Light’s Blunder, + More

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When a Lawmaker Threatens to Set Himself on Fire, You Know It’s Getting Out of Hand

That lawmaker was GOP Oklahoma rep Kevin Calvey, and as this Think Progress piece shows, his outrageous anti-abortion rhetoric is just the tip of the iceberg. It might’ve been hilarious, if it weren’t so infuriating.


‘I Had to Get the Right Shot, so the Truth Could Come Out.’ A Photographer on the Baltimore Protests

This Fusion interview with Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, by Latoya Peterson, is a ground-level look at the city’s uprising, and the living conditions that caused it, as told by someone who’s lived them.


Nonviolence as Compliance in Baltimore

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s searing piece in The Atlantic reveals why city officials’ call for peace in Baltimore not only rings so hollow, but also feels inciting in and of itself.


Why Is America Celebrating the Beating of a Black Child?

DAME’s own Stacey Patton, writing for The Washington Post, takes on the viral video of Toya Graham reprimanding her son for rioting, and is brutally honest about the reason for its popularity.


Baltimore Residents Urged to Stay Indoors Until Social Progress Naturally Takes Its Course Over Next Century

When The Onion nails it, it really nails it.


About the Baltimore Protest and Freddie Gray: What I’m Telling My Kids

When Denene Miller’s daughter is shown Baltimore riot footage at school with no context, the My Brown Baby blogger takes it upon herself to provide it, offering guidance for parents in discussing how to talk about the big picture.


Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates the Case Against Marriage Equality in Just Five Sentences

On the first day the Supreme Court heard arguments about marriage equality, our favorite Justice broke it down, as this piece on Think Progress demonstrates. Notorious RBG forever!


Bud Light Withdraws Slogan After it Draws Ire Online

Tastes great, less filling … and completely tone deaf. That should be Bud Light’s slogan. This New York Times piece explains why, and what the company had to say for itself.


These Photos Show What Life Is Like for Girls in Juvenile Detention

Mother Jones looks at photographer Richard Ross’s powerful portraits of girls trapped and stymied by our inept justice system.


Clinic Escort Stories: “I Help Men As a Clinic Escort, Too.”

A is For’s “Clinic Escort Series” is a crucial and comprehensive look at what it takes to access safe abortion in this country. The second installment reminds us that it’s not only women who need protection.


Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters via The Atlantic 


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