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Lena Dunham Responds to Rape Essay Detractors
Vulture
December 10, 2014

Her claim that she was raped by a Republican Oberlin student almost a decade ago prompted one blog to investigate her story and many other outlets and online commenters to question its validity.

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Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves
LA Times
December 9, 2014

Women make up a tiny fraction, roughly 15%, of people working in technical roles in the tech industry. Amazingly, that percentage is dropping, not rising. Multiple studies have found that the proportion of women in the tech workforce peaked in about 1989 and has been steadily dropping ever since.

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Black Moms Tell White Moms About the Race Talk, Parents Talk Back
uexpress
December 9, 2014

Ten black mothers sat on the stage in an auditorium and looked into a diverse crowd of women in the audience. They were about to share something personal and hurtful with this room full of mostly strangers.

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An Open Letter to Kate Pierson, From a Trans Woman and Fan, About Your New 'Trans Anthem'
huffingtonpost.com
December 9, 2014

I don't speak for all trans people; I appreciate the sentiment, but it's not for you to write a trans anthem because you haven't lived a trans existence. Trans lives are still very much misunderstood by mainstream culture....

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Dear white people: your discomfort is progress. Keep talking about Ferguson
The Guardian
December 9, 2014

Rebecca Carroll and Jess Zimmerman: A black person and a white person started a conversation about how to have ‘the race conversation’ on Facebook, Twitter and everywhere. You can start one, too

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Linda Yablonsky around the 13th Art Basel Miami Beach
artforum.com
December 9, 2014

LAST WEEK, Miami Beach inspired murder. The killers were the many thousands in town for Miami Art Week up to 100,000 of them, if you please. Their primary victim...

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The Curious Case of Alex Parks, the Celesbian Who Briefly Was
Autostraddle
December 8, 2014

he was 19, and she wore battered Etnies skateboard shoes, torn jeans, and looked like Shane McCutcheon before Shane McCutcheon existed, or the lovechild of Fairuza Balk and Andrea Gibson.

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Malala Yousafzai to Display Bloodstained School Uniform In Nobel Exhibit
jezebel
December 8, 2014

This Thursday, the Nobel Peace Center will open the tenth annual Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition. As per Malala's request, the exhibition will feature the school uniform she was wearing when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head.

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Lena Dunham Put A Good Woody Allen Burn In The 'Girls' Trailer
huffpo
December 8, 2014

Seems like old times in the new trailer for Season 4 of "Girls." Shoshanna has a new haircut and never really liked Marnie, Hannah and Adam are all kinds of confused, and Caroline calls Hannah "profoundly damaged.

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UVA Victim’s Roommate Pens Letter Supporting Her
NYMag
December 8, 2014

Another chapter in the messy Rolling Stone rape-story saga.

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