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My Year As an Abortion Doula
The Cut
September 15, 2014

What it's like to help other women end their pregnancies.

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The Woman Who Will Judge Oscar Pistorius
The New Yorker
September 11, 2014

In 1998, Masipa was appointed as a judge in the High Court of South Africa—only the second black woman to the bench. Albie Sachs, a former Constitutional Court Justice told me, “It was part of a breakthrough. In a sense, she is a pioneer.”

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Judge Finds Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder
NYmag
September 11, 2014

But the Olympic athlete still faces other charges.

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Does Anyone Care About an Apple Watch?
New Yorker
September 11, 2014

It’s still not clear whether people will actually be interested in the new products. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are incremental improvements on their predecessors. It is harder to predict what will happen with the Apple Watch...

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Planned Parenthood to Offer Birth Control and Counseling Online
jezebel
September 11, 2014

Birth control for everyone! Planned Parenthood services are available online if you live in Minnesota and Washington state and need medication and, soon, counseling for sexually transmitted diseases. They’re basically a nurse in your purse.

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Advice from Jenny Holzer for the NFL and Ray Rice
hyperallergic
September 10, 2014

Today's horrific video of football player Ray Rice knocking his girlfriend out cold and dragging her body out of an elevator in Atlantic City last May should appall everyone. The news coincides with the emergence of the #MaddenGiferator meme, which has been attempting to hijack EA's marketing

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Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest
The New Yorker
September 10, 2014

Zoe Quinn has come under heavy criticism for her PC game Depression Quest, in which the player is cast as a person who suffers from depression.

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How men and women are critiqued in performance reviews
feministing.com
September 9, 2014

Kieran Snyder analyzed 248 performance reviews of generally high-performing men and women working in the tech industry. Here’s what she found:

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Radical Films About Young Women's Lives
Flavorwire
September 9, 2014

Precious bodily fluids abound in Wetlands. We’ve been anticipating David Wnendt’s provocative adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel since the start of the year, and the film has finally arrived in American theaters.

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Putting the fun back in funeral - Joan Rivers
Margaret Cho
September 9, 2014

Joan Rivers put the ‘fun’ in funeral. I arrived almost an hour early, as our invitations had suggested because of tightened security. I snuck into a side entrance..

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