Ashley Tarbet

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It’s racism, not “principled conservatism”: The South, civil rights, GOP myths — and the roots of Ferguson

True GOP believers insist their small government beliefs have nothing to do with race. They’re deluding themselves<p>As events in Ferguson continue to dominate public political attention, it’s worthwhile to take a step back and take a long hard look at how we got here. Why did the Democratic “Solid …

The ultimate white privilege: Darren Wilson and being “afraid for your life”

Claiming you shot someone out of fear of your life can be a “get out of jail free” card — depending on who says it<p>On Wednesday, Matt Zoller Seitz shared an anecdote to illustrate how white privilege kept him from getting arrested or otherwise harmed by the police after he started a fight on the …

The Crises You Missed

What’s been going on in the world while Gaza, Ukraine and Ebola have been dominating the news.<p>So, what else has been going on? Sadly, we seem to be in a period when a normal massive crisis with international implications just isn’t enough to get our attention. With missiles flying over Gaza, a …

This Free All-Girls' 'High School' Has Teachers Like Yoko Ono And Kim Gordon

We never thought we'd wish we were back in high school -- rough times -- but we're getting painfully close after seeing the Kickstarter for "School of Doodle," a free, online high school designed to activate girls' imaginations. May we just say, yes, yes and <b>yes</b>!<p>The project, led by Molly Logan and …

Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Crumble Around The Country

Two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that Massachusetts' protective buffer zone around abortion clinics violates the free speech rights of protesters, four other buffer zones around the country have already disappeared or been challenged in court.<p>The City Council of Portland, Maine, repealed its …

Zooey Deschanel: Not Every Woman Is 'Dying To Give Birth'

Lest the doe-eyes and vintage flair fool anyone, Zooey Deschanel has reminded us of one thing she is decidedly <i>non</i>-retro about.<p>In the August issue of InStyle, Deschanel tells writer Mike Albo that she's sick of the sexist double standard implicit in the "do you want kids" question:<p>'Like every woman …

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Why We Hire Women And Minorities To Clean Up Our Messes

What do President Barack Obama and General Motors CEO Mary Barra have in common? They’re both prominent examples of our tendency to push minorities into leadership positions in times of crisis.<p>This phenomenon, known as the “glass cliff,” is real, according to a study by Christy Glass and Alison …

Is It Racist to Ask People Where They're From?

The importance of context<p>ASPEN, Colo.—"The moment was fine for me…. But I don't know, how was it for you?"<p>That's <i>New York Times</i> columnist Mark Oppenheimer asking Tessie Guillermo, president and CEO of the consultancy ZeroDivide, how she felt when he inquired about her ethnicity.<p>"Context is really …

29 Things Women Avoid Doing Because We Fear For Our Safety

These are some of the common ways that women restrict their actions every single day. And yes, it's exhausting.<p>A friend recently recounted how a male co-worker suggested she try going out for a run after work. The Manhattan Bridge late at night, he said, was practically empty. <i>It's a great view</i>. And …

Canadians are now organizing to bring water to Detroit residents who have had their water cut off in a clear violation of human rights. More on Jack Halberstam, sexism, and generational relationships to history. Burger King’s “Proud Whopper” is nothing to be proud of. Fox News on how to ...

Canadians are now organizing to bring water to Detroit residents who have had their water cut off in a clear violation of human rights.<p>More on Jack …