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    Another angry woman

  • Can you steal an election with targeted ads? You don’t need to!
    After writing about the digital advertising grift yesterday, I got some really good followup questions regarding agencies using data during election campaigns and the Brexit referendum. Weren’t Russia and Cambridge Analytica and all those bad-faith actors using microtargeted online content to shift elections in the direction of their guy? There... Read more »
  • Scams upon scams: The data-driven advertising grift
    Digital advertising is a scam from top to bottom. In fact, it’s several scams stacked on top of each other, wearing a trenchcoat, and some of the foundations of fibs are so effective that otherwise reasonable people entirely buy into them. Data-driven ads are anything but I’ll start with a... Read more »
  • How to give advice on the internet without being an utter menace
    If you don’t think you need to read this post because you’re always giving Good, Helpful Advice as a Good, Helpful Citizen, this one is for you. I’m sure you probably mean well, but it is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that you’ve likely annoyed the... Read more »
  • Using Twitter’s new view counters to see if Twitter Blue increases reach (it doesn’t)
    A brief tl;dr before we dive into this project that I set for myself before immediately descending into madness: I used Twitter’s new system of displaying views on every tweet to compare a sample of Twitter Blue users to a sample of users who didn’t pay real money for a... Read more »
  • Are two thirds of young people “cyber-deviants”? A dive into a dodgy study.
    Earlier this week, several news outlets breathlessly reported on a new study which had found that (gasp) two thirds of 16-19 year olds in Europe are engaging in risky or criminal activity on the internet. One of the authors, doing the press rounds, explicitly spoke out in favour of the... Read more »
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    theradicalnotion.com

  • 바카라
    바카라 규칙 바카라 규칙은 `뱅커’`플레이어’에 배부된 카드의 합이 어느 쪽이 9에 더 가까운지 예상하는 카드 게임입니다. 바카라 규칙은 매우 간단하지만 다양하게 즐길 수 있어 매력적인 테이블 게임입니다. 바카라는 전세계적으로 인기가 많지만, 특히 마카오, 필리핀, 한국 등 동양권에서 인기가 많은 게임입니다 바카라 게임 진행 시 정산 방법 바카라 게임은 딜러가 진행하고... Read more »
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    The Fawcett Society

  • GE24 Manifestos: A Feminist Analysis
    Analysing Party Manifestos: A Closer Look at Priorities for Women As election season unfolds, it’s crucial to understand how political parties plan to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by women. In this blog, we present a balanced analysis of the Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Labour,  Plaid Cymru, and the... Read more »
  • Make this a zero-misogyny election
    28th February 2024 Politics should be about policy based on facts, not misogyny, discrimination or division. Today, the Fawcett Society and the APPG on Women in Parliament (of which Fawcett is secretariat) are asking candidates to pledge to a zero-tolerance approach to misogyny and racist misogyny at the upcoming election. ... Read more »
  • Making Misogyny a Hate Crime: Fawcett's Milestone Journey
    19 June 2024 Discover Fawcett's journey towards a significant victory: the recognition of misogyny as a hate crime in the UK. This milestone represents a pivotal moment in our ongoing efforts to combat gender-based violence and advance women's rights. From pioneering policies by Nottinghamshire Police in 2016 to advocating for... Read more »
  • Public Harms
    2 February 2024 Update: Public Harms: Racism and Misogyny in Policing, Education and Mental Health Services was published in June 2024. Fawcett is partnering with Black Equity Organisation (BEO) to research the institutional harms caused to women and girls, in particular Black women and girls, across our public services. This project... Read more »
  • Women win elections: Fawcett at General Election 2024
    14 June 2024 Women cannot be ignored at the upcoming election.  This election is critical for women’s rights, and we are determined to ensure that women’s voices and issues are at the heart of every party’s platform. With nearly one quarter of all women polled undecided about their vote, political... Read more »
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    Justice Blogs

  • Advancing Our Nation’s Commitment to End Gender-Based Violence
    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), landmark bipartisan legislation first enacted by Congress in 1994, is a testament to the power of collective action. The hallmark of VAWA and its subsequent reauthorizations is a coordinated community response, which seeks to bring together advocates, service providers, agencies, and community partners across... Read more »
  • OVW Commemorates Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
    In April, we marked the 23rd annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This year’s theme, “Building Connected Communities,” recognizes that the best way to prevent sexual assault and support survivors is by working together to create strong, connected communities that are committed to ensuring the safety and... Read more »
  • Black History Month: The Struggle Makes Us Stronger
    During Black History Month, and in moments of personal adversity, I find strength by looking at my own hands, a reminder of the legacy I carry. My parents’ perseverance wasn’t just about survival; it was a manifestation of their belief in better days ahead. This belief led them to leave... Read more »
  • OVW Observes the 20th Anniversary of National Stalking Awareness Month
    This month marks the 20th annual observance of National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) – a time when we come together to raise awareness about the harmful impact of stalking on survivors and the larger community. It is also an important opportunity to center the voices of survivors and strengthen our... Read more »
  • DVAM 2023: Ending Domestic Violence Requires Us All to Work Together
    Survivors are at the center of our work at the Office on Violence Against Women and it is their courage, leadership, and vision that drives the commitment to continue to improve efforts to address and prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. We observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month... Read more »
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    Amy Poehler's Smart Girls - Medium

  • Last Mile Education Fund just surprised 22 tech graduates by paying their student debt. Here’s why.
    Last Mile Debt Relief Initiative for Tech Equity 2022 Inaugural RecipientsIn May 2020, Aliya Kingwood graduated from Morgan State University, a historically Black institution in Baltimore in the midst of the COVID-19 shut-down. It had taken her eight long years to complete her undergraduate degree in computer and electrical engineering.... Read more »
  • These Women are Working to Save Thousands of Lives through Organ Donation Reform
    Ninety percent of Americans support organ donation. It’s something we agree on across the country. But… thousands of organs go unrecovered from potential donors every year, while more than 100,000 Americans wait for life saving transplants.Smart Girls caught up with four amazing women working to save lives and change what’s... Read more »
  • Dive into a very special Camp GoldieBlox Field Trip TOMORROW 12:15pm PT
    We will be going under the sea with aquanauts Samantha T. Porter, Sydney Hamilton, and Adele Luta to make biodegradable glitter and oobleck filled Globbles! You will learn what a day in the life of an aquanaut is all about, plus we will answer all of your eagerly anticipated questions... Read more »
  • VideoCome with us on a Scavenger Hunt!
    Are you as excited as we are? Well, obviously! CAMP GOLDIEBLOX: Adventures at Eureka Point premieres today and there is so much fun to be had.https://medium.com/media/b0f35cf4e53965e4d7433243673b8b57/hrefIn this first episode you get to meet our super special campers: Jia, Malachi, and Kiarra. They are on a scavenger hunt and really really want... Read more »
  • VideoCome with us on a Scavenger Hunt!
    Are you as excited as we are? Well, obviously! CAMP GOLDIEBLOX: Adventures at Eureka Point premieres today and there is so much fun to be had.In this first episode you get to meet our super special campers: Jia, Malachi, and Kiarra. They are on a scavenger hunt and really really want... Read more »
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    Feminism and Social Criticism by Minna Salami

  • Interview about African Feminism with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs
    I am pleased to share a recent interview with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) We spoke about feminism today — with a focus on African feminism at the intersection of current crises and debates. See some extracts below and read the full... Read more »
  • Why black feminists are responding to the polycrisis
    I’m currently in Hamburg, Germany chairing “Black Feminism & The Polycrisis”, an essential and exciting program at THE NEW INSTITUTE that I had the great pleasure to put together earlier this year. Read more about the program in THE NEW INSTITUTE’s press release below and follow our upcoming work here.... Read more »
  • Keyword: Desire
    How does male dominance shape desire? This question has always informed feminism. Yet the focus has been on sexual desire. Are there other considerations? And if so, how do they intersect with each other? Last year, I wrote an essay for The Philosopher’s Summer issue, which explores the entangled relationship... Read more »
  • Sensuous Knowledge, a Black Feminist Course for Everyone. Join us!
    In order to transform social reality, we must transform what, why, and how we know. I could not be happier to share that in partnership with the global platform for alternative education and transformative experiences, Advaya, and the black feminist advocacy organization Black Women Radicals, I’ve developed a feminist course... Read more »
  • Thoughts on Aliveness and Artificial Intelligence
    There is no satisfactory way to fully describe what it means to be alive. There are ways to describe what it means to be a person, a human, or a living organism, but besides the corporeal processes that keep the body biologically active, it is more difficult describing what it... Read more »
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    Brown Girl Magazine

  • Complex PTSD: An Indo Caribbean Woman’s Journey of Childhood Trauma and Healing
    I started writing about my childhood, took writing classes and today I’m currently in two writing groups. The healing journey of abuse, trauma and neglect is ongoing. Finding a community of writers and readers has made the journey less lonely.  Reading other trauma-related memoirs offered bittersweet comfort — others understood... Read more »
  • Celebrating Eid ul-Adha While Remembering Palestine
    This Eid ul-Adha, as parents, we are celebrating everything we are grateful for and the sacrifices we have made and our immigrant parents had made, but keeping in mind the Palestinian people. Our children ask questions, including the big “Why?” We, the parents, should start that conversation and answer their... Read more »
  • The Erasure of Lives: Unmasking the Value Gap for Women of Color
    Both the media and the Indo Caribbean community stood quiet as anger and rage grew amongst the organizers of the group. The generational harm that continued to be actively inflicted on women of color needed to be stopped. There seemed to be a lack of care for their lives or... Read more »
  • ‘Next to Normal’: A Welcome Portrayal of Living With Mental Illness
    Pop-Up Productions- in collaboration with the South Asia Institute - is currently seeking actors for Next to Normal! A twist on an Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, this production will center around a South Asian family, presenting their story with nuance and heart. The post ‘Next to Normal’: A Welcome Portrayal of... Read more »
  • Canada, You’re Still in Control of Your Destiny
    This is a big change in Canadian politics but it is far from controversial. There are very few nations around the world still clinging to the anachronistic system Canada employs. The reason is simple; elected leadership bodies should reflect the votes cast. The post Canada, You’re Still in Control of... Read more »
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    Adios Barbie

  • The Globalization of Skin-Lightening Products
    When most people think about globalization, they picture the spread of McDonald’s and Coca-Cola throughout Asia, or the smorgasbord of ethnic restaurants in New York City. But a less commonly… The post The Globalization of Skin-Lightening Products appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
  • The Barriers to Mental Health Treatment in Rural Areas
    There are many benefits to living in a small town — the sense of closeness, the sense of community. But when you are facing a mental health concern, the very… The post The Barriers to Mental Health Treatment in Rural Areas appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
  • Women as Passive Objects Vs. Independent Leaders
    The objectification of women is so deeply rooted in our society that evidence of its existence can be seen throughout history. Ancient headless statues of the female form have spawned… The post Women as Passive Objects Vs. Independent Leaders appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
  • The Pandemic and A Case for Single-Payer Healthcare
    we have a system in which inequality flourishes, medical debt ruins lives, and people are dying, too afraid to go to the doctor due to the associated costs. The post The Pandemic and A Case for Single-Payer Healthcare appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
  • From Cancel Culture… to Collective Accountability
    The transformative potential of Nonviolent Communication. The post From Cancel Culture… to Collective Accountability appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
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    LiisBeth

  • VideoLiisBeth & rabble.ca Have Merged
    As of April 2023, LiisBeth and rabble.ca merged. So now what? The post LiisBeth & rabble.ca Have Merged appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Teaching Kids Love in a Time of Hate
    Libraries are increasingly under pressure by the travelling protestors on the conservative right. The post Teaching Kids Love in a Time of Hate appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Is Coalition Building a Lost Art?
    One important lesson about coalitions is the ultimate goals of the group should outweigh any individual differences. The post Is Coalition Building a Lost Art? appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Wealth Planning for the Not Wealthy
    In capitalist economies, everyone needs to think about wealth--especially women. Here's why. The post Wealth Planning for the Not Wealthy appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • VideoWomen Entrepreneurs “Never Going Back”
    According to the recently released State of Women Entrepreneurs 2023, the gap between men and women are getting narrower. The post Women Entrepreneurs “Never Going Back” appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • I’m A Straight Black Woman Dating A Woman & Labels Are Complicated
    It’s not that deep.  That’s what I tell myself whenever my pen hesitates over boxes on a form, under the ‘sexual orientation’ section. It’s just a quota thing, no one even cares. I should be able just to tick a box, right? The problem is, there isn’t really a box... Read more »
  • 6 Sunglasses Trends You’re Gonna See Everywhere This Summer
    .disclaimer{width:90%;margin-bottom:1rem}.disclaimer__lines{width:100%;margin:0 auto;border-bottom:1px solid #999;padding:0;max-width:150px}.disclaimer__copy{width:100%;max-width:355px;font-family:Brown Regular,sans-serif;font-size:.9rem;font-weight:300;line-height:1.3em;color:#333;padding:0 0 .4rem;margin:1rem auto;text-align:center} All linked products are independently selected by our editors. If you purchase any of these products, we may earn a commission. Sunglasses trends are often indicators of cultural moments. Bold-colored lenses bring us back to the groovy ’70s, while huge, bug-eyed shades... Read more »
  • 3 Creators On Why We Need To Talk About Mental Health & Wellness
    “I’ve redefined what beauty means to me and choose to see myself and my body as beautiful,” body confidence creator Tiffany Ima told Refinery29 last month. That was just one of the wow-I-needed-this pieces of wisdom shared with us during Mental Health Awareness Month on Threads, where we partnered with... Read more »
  • 11 Summer Pedicure Colors That Go With Pretty Much Everything
    .disclaimer{width:90%;margin-bottom:1rem}.disclaimer__lines{width:100%;margin:0 auto;border-bottom:1px solid #999;padding:0;max-width:150px}.disclaimer__copy{width:100%;max-width:355px;font-family:Brown Regular,sans-serif;font-size:.9rem;font-weight:300;line-height:1.3em;color:#333;padding:0 0 .4rem;margin:1rem auto;text-align:center} All linked products are independently selected by our editors. If you purchase any of these products, we may earn a commission. Although sandal season might be taking its sweet time to arrive here in the UK, summer has technically begun and that... Read more »
  • A Week In South Carolina On A $60,000 Salary
    Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.Today: an account manager who makes $60,000 per year and spends some of her money this... Read more »
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    Center for Reproductive Rights

  • Leading Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Organizations Launch ‘Abortion Access Now’ Campaign and $100 Million Investment
    06.24.24 (PRESS RELEASE) – Marking the two-year anniversary of the Dobbs decision, leading reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations have launched the ‘Abortion Access Now’ campaign, pledging a $100 million investment to advance abortion rights and access across the United States. The funding will help build a long-term federal strategy... Read more »
  • Interstate Shield Laws
    Interstate shield laws have become a critical tool used by abortion access states to protect abortion providers, helpers, and patient medical records when care is provided to out-of-state residents.  The post Interstate Shield Laws appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
  • Texas Medical Board Fails to Clarify Abortion Ban Exceptions
    6.21.2024 (PRESS STATEMENT) — Today, the Texas Medical Board published rules to purportedly clarify exceptions to the state’s harsh abortion bans. The rules were published after undergoing a 30-day public comment period and a public hearing, during which numerous physicians and concerned citizens– including Kate Cox and multiple plaintiffs in... Read more »
  • Abortion on the Ballot
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, voters have come out and shown strong support for reproductive freedom. Voters in more states will get to weigh in this November. The post Abortion on the Ballot appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
  • Follow the Center on Social Media
    Help spread the word for reproductive freedom. The post Follow the Center on Social Media appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
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    Jezebel

  • More Newborns Are Dying Because of Texas’ Abortion Ban
    As we already know, Texas’ total abortion ban has endangered many pregnant women’s lives, and, according to a new study published this week, it’s also correlated with a sharp increase in infant mortality across the state. Recall that, almost a year before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and... Read more »
  • Happy Pride! Tilda Swinton Is a Countess Luann Fan
    Over the weekend, Taylor Swift and The Foo Fighters (who, in case you didn't know, play live music) headlined shows in London. Days earlier, however, Luann "The Countess" de Lesseps, beat them to it. For those poor unfortunates unfamiliar with de Lesseps' specific brand of artistry, the former Real Housewife... Read more »
  • WTF Is This Guy’s Problem?
    There's one thing men in a medieval fantasy world and men on particular subreddits have in common: They don’t handle rejection well! Early in House of the Dragon Season 1, Rhaenyra Targaryen rejected her then-lover-slash-bodyguard Ser Criston Cole’s proposal that they run away together. Instead, she offered her own proposal that they... Read more »
  • Charlie XCX Scolds Brazilian Fans for 'Taylor Swift Is Dead' Chant
    Pretty much every headline from the weekend concerns Taylor Swift. Her boyfriend, Travis Kelce got a starring role on the Eras Tour during its London stop at Wembley Stadium; Dave Grohl seemingly shit-talked the shows from just 2,719 feet away at his own gig at London Stadium; and Charlie XCX stood... Read more »
  • Our Collective Nightmare Turns 2
    In the first year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a wave of 13 states including Mississippi, Arkansas, Idaho, and Kentucky, almost immediately enacted abortion trigger bans, quickly ushering in a dystopian new reality. In Louisiana, doctors are reportedly performing c-sections on pregnant people experiencing medical emergencies; in... Read more »