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Twenty Years Later, Returning to a Pioneering Black Lesbian Film
Hyperallergic.com
March 8, 2016

It’s the 1990s when a young, ambitious filmmaker goes on the hunt for “the Watermelon Woman,” a black actress who played mostly mammy roles in 1930s and ’40s Hollywood films. So goes the plotline for The Watermelon Woman, a movie by Cheryl Dunye, a black, lesbian filmmaker

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Supreme Court reverses Alabama court that denied lesbian woman's adoption
USA Today
March 8, 2016

State courts cannot refuse to recognize same-sex adoptions granted by other states

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Why Men Enjoy Lesbian Porn
The Atlantic
March 8, 2016

“What is the most popular porn search term in your state?”

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Surprise! Online Harassment Of Women Is Becoming an Established Norm
jezebel
March 8, 2016

Today in tragic non-surprises: an Australian study finds that online harassment of women has very nearly become the “established norm.” Women under 30 are especially susceptible.

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The Matter of Black Lives
The New Yorker
March 8, 2016

Jelani Cobb on the activists Alicia Garza and DeRay Mckesson, and the development of a new kind of civil-rights movement.

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I Went to Flint, Drank the Water, and Saw the Future of Civil Rights
nymag.com
March 8, 2016

The goal of this activism is to stress the severity of the situation, this is happening in all of our backyards. Leading up to the night, there was a movement to try to pit the Oscars against what was happening in Flint: white people in Hollywood v. black people in Flint.

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D.I.Y. Abortions are on the Rise in the U.S.
jezebel
March 7, 2016

A piece recently published in the New York Times has charted a direct relationship between limiting abortion clinic access and self-induced abortions. It looks like the latter has seen a significant increase since 2011, when 24 states legislated 92 provisions to obstruct access ...

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Feminist Zine Makers Discuss Their Illustrated Sex Dreams, Queer Armenian Mag, and More
hyperallergic
March 7, 2016

From illustrated sex dreams to a guide to “queering herbalism” to comics about the queer and trans Armenian experience, the fourth annual NYC Feminist Zine Fest (FZF), held at Barnard College on Sunday, February 28, was a showcase of radical, DIY intersectionality.

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MSNBC Officially Cuts Ties With Melissa Harris-Perry Over Beyoncé’s Formation
jezebel
February 29, 2016

MSNBC has confirmed the network and Melissa Harris-Perry have officially parted ways—and one of the main reasons was over Beyoncé’s #BlackLivesMatter-themed music video for “Formation”—the same video made by a non-white person that white people just don’t seem to understand.

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Macklemore, the Hip-Hop Villain
The New Yorker
February 29, 2016

“This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” the rapper’s collaboration with the producer Ryan Lewis, and the song “White Privilege II.”

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