The most compelling stories from our favorite sources.
DAME contributor Rebecca Carroll’s devastating piece in the Guardian looks at the terrible history of White society’s disposal of Black women and girls, in its barbaric and hateful quest to “save” White women from Black men.
The Confederate flag still flies in South Carolina’s capitol. At The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for taking down this symbol of White supremacy, a symbol, he says, that endorses Roof’s terrorist act
Know the names of the nine people ruthlessly and senselessly murdered at one of our nation’s oldest Black churches by a White supremacist. Remember them.
“This Hillary seems less afraid. In fact she seems downright determined to run straight into the blades of her own perceived weaknesses,” writes Rebecca Traister at The New Republic, in an insightful profile of the presidential candidate, and her new brazen campaign tack.
At BuzzFeed, poet Deborah Landau recounts the poignant story of how her life looped back with the unexpected conception of her daughter, just when she thought the world held nothing new for her anymore.
At Thrillist, Adam Raymond looks at the ridiculousness of the gendered food empire—from Activia and Special K to Luna bars and Lean Cuisine—by consuming only food “made for women.”
In 2012 Lauren Wasser lost her leg to Toxic Shock Syndrome. At Vice, Tori Telfer recounts the model’s life-threatening illness, and her fight against the synthetic tampon materials that helped cause it.
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