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Lena Dunham starts the poignant #AskYourMother campaign by asking her own mother, Laurie Simmons, about her pre–Roe V. Wade abortion.
The GOP candidates ridiculous responses to the $10 bill question reveal a lot more than they’d like, as Mary Elizabeth Williams points out at Salon.
“When the man who is supposed to be your protector becomes your objectifier, your innocence is undermined; the trust in the relationship can be shattered.” At the Frisky, Tiffanie Drayton writes powerfully about what it means to have a father who finds you sexy.
The MRA movement is more vocal than ever, and its members have no qualms about blasting their threats to writers like Amanda Marcotte, as she writes at Raw Story, on the internet.
Anna March’s new reading column at The Rumpus kicks off with a most necessary list.
DAME contrib Robin Marty grabs Dunham’s #AskYourMother baton and talks to NARAL board member Rosalyn Levy Jonas and her daughter Rachel about how they opened the lines of family communication about abortion and how it changed them.
Seriously Matt Damon?! You’ve got to see the ignorance to believe it.
At the Cut, Rebecca Traister addresses the breakup we’ve all been talking about … Kermit and Miss Piggy.
The crowd at the Publishers Weekly event may not have been listening to The Sleepwalking Guide to Dancing author Mira Jacob when she gave a keynote speech about the systemic racism in the publishing industry. But thanks to her essay about the incident, and the fact of it, at BuzzFeed, they’re listening now.
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