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Highlights This Week:
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Updates From Our Pundits:
Over 20,000 people shared Carly Pildis’s piece “Exxon Doesn’t Want You to Know People Are Getting Very, Very Sick in Mayflower” on Facebook and Twitter. Excellent work, Carly!
Lauren Rankin is on a roll. Her writing was featured in Feministing’s daily round up on Wednesday and Sunday, Zerlina Maxwell linked to her piece on FLOTUS, and she scored a few high-profile Tweets this week!
Salon cross-posted Renee Davidson’s piece “Disney Needs to Start Waving Around a Rainbow Flag,” which Bitch Media picked up last week. Awesome job!
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Must Reads From Last Week:
5 Ways to Figure Out How You Can Change the World (Mavis Baah) — It's often said millennials don't care enough about what really matters. Prove everyone wrong by doing these five things.
[6 Mics, 4 Comments, 0 Shares]
Chinese Police Are Giving Women the Worst Advice Ever On Avoiding Sexual Harassment (Areej Elahi-Siddiqui, @andareejsays) — With complaints of sexual harassment on the rise in Beijing, the Chinese police have warned women against wearing “minimal clothing” such as mini-skirts and hot pants to avoid unwanted groping.
[6 Mics, 15 Comments, 115 Shares]
How Folk Music Can Help Survivors Of Sexual Violence (Jillie Mae Eddy) — The incredible true story of how a master's dissertation on folk operas led one woman to create a digital art gallery to help survivors of sexual violence.
[6 Mics, 4 Comments, 19 Shares]
NYU Professor: Obese Ph. D Students Lack the “Willpower” to Do a Dissertation (Kristen Ellingboe, @tweetlifeofke) — The internet, needless to say, did not take kindly to his suggestion.
[14 Mics, 8 Comments, 5 Shares]
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a Disaster Waiting to Happen (Steve Horn, @Steve_Horn1022) — Don't say you weren't warned. The parts of the Keystone XL pipeline already constructed are practically falling apart, and we want to build the rest of it?
[6 Mics, 3 Comments, 149 Shares]
Why is North Carolina’s GOP Fighting a War On Its Own College Students? (Chiraayu Gosrani, @cgosrani) — In recent months, the GOP has turned its attention to one of North Carolina's most vocal minorities: college students.
[4 Mics, 12 Comments, 74 Shares]
Australia is Schooling Everyone in Promoting a Positive Body Image (Danielle Paradis,@DaniParadis) — Thanks to initiatives like Australia's Butterfly Foundation, Vogue is celebrating its second ever plus sized model in its June edition.
[10 Mics, 6 Comments, 107 Shares]
House Republicans Introduce Bill to Keep Guantanamo Open Forever (Shahab Ahmad, @shahabahmad1810) — House Republicans on Monday proposed keeping open the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay — not a good call.
[12 Mics, 9 Comments, 9 Shares]
Why is the Workplace So Unsafe For Abortion Providers? (Lily Bolourian, @LilyBolourian) — Dr. George Tiller's tragic murder four years ago continues to serve as a sobering reality of the violence inflicted regularly upon reproductive health care providers.
[4 Mics, 12 Comments, 242 Shares]
7 Awesome Riot Grrrls Of the 90s (Kate Moening) — It's been 20 years since the feminist punk movement made its mark. Here are a few of the women who made it happen.
[7 Mics, 2 Comments, 73 Shares]
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