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The Establishment’s Top 20 Reads Of 2016

“Our culture treats women’s bodies as if they only have worth when they are serving someone other than themselves: men’s gaze, commercialism, the concepts of sexual innocence or ‘purity’ that uphold religious ideas. When a woman’s choice comes into it, that’s when it’s a problem. Only then. That is when she is devalued.” Read more

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The Conviction of Dylann Roof Represents The Very Least We Can Do

Today, on December 15, Dylann Roof has been found guilty of all 33 charges against him — including nine charges against him for murder — for the June 17, 2015 shooting rampage at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that left a nation horrified and Black America traumatized. There is now some small closure for the families of Cynthia Marie Read more

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Kanye West Meeting With Trump Is The Least Of Our Problems

Listen. I’ve long relegated Kanye West to the “funny, weird cousin” position in my life, so witnessing him pop out of a mental health sabbatical to meet with Trump was absolutely hilarious to me, and I mean that in the worst way possible. What did they talk about? Kanye says “life,” so I can safely Read more

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Why Apologies Are A Powerful Tool In Combating Rape Culture

“The financial remedies and criminal punishments that courts impose often fit poorly with survivors’ visions of justice. What seems of paramount importance to most survivors is social validation — that is, public acknowledgement of both the facts and harms of the crime. Beyond this, what survivors desire most is vindication; they want their communities to take a clear stand in denouncing the crime so that the burdens of shame are lifted from their shoulders and places on the offenders, where they rightfully belong.” Read more