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The Comedy World Can’t Handle Rape Allegations
The Cut
August 19, 2016

A series of accusations is forcing a discussion of misogyny in comedy.

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U.S. Jails Fail to Meet Basic Needs of Growing Population of Women
theintercept.com
August 18, 2016

women, whose imprisonment in jails is growing at alarming rates, often with devastating impacts extending to their children and families.

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Amy Schumer faces backlash for response to writer's rape comments | Culture
The Guardian
August 18, 2016

The comedian said she was ‘saddened’ by Kurt Metzger’s mocking of rape victims, which appeared after accusations against a New York comic surfaced

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The Crotchgrabber
The New Yorker
August 18, 2016

Mary Karr writes about the terrifying experience of being groped by a stranger during the middle of the day in New York.

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How Trump Trades on Nostalgia for a Mythic White America
hyperallergic.com
August 17, 2016

Racist sentiments often coexist with a mythologized past of a pure America inhabited only by white Christian people. In this myth, the white Christians have a God-sanctioned privilege to the land in which laws were designed by white people, enforced

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What Happens When We Decide Everyone Else Is a Narcissist
The New Yorker
August 17, 2016

Jia Tolentino on Kristin Dombek’s book “The Selfishness of Others” and the history of the concept of pathological narcissism.

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Caught in a bad bromance? We should be encouraging man hugs, not mocking them
Salon.com
August 17, 2016

The reaction to a passionate embrace between male Olympic divers illustrates the ongoing stigma of male intimacy

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How bad prosecutors cause bad policing.
slate
August 17, 2016

What responsibility do district attorneys have for fixing broken policing practices that lead to tragic and infuriating deaths like those of Philando C ...

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Zephyr Teachout Challenges Secretive Republican Financiers to Debate
gawker.com/
August 16, 2016

On Monday, Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham Law professor running for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional District as a Democrat, is looking past her Republican rival John Faso to the men backing him: the secretive Republican financiers Paul Singer and Robert Mercer.

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‘Racism Is Solved’
vulture.com
August 16, 2016

On Monday night, Larry Wilmore opened The Nightly Show by addressing the elephant in the room: "So, how was your day?" he joked, making quick reference to Comedy Central axing his series.

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