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What White Girl Coming-of-Age Movies Don't Do For a Black Girl

It's almost as if characters like Lady Bird and Juno were created to prepare me for a life of subordination to the trials, yearnings, and humanities of white women.<p>Female coming-of-age films are the pinnacle of teenage sanctuary for so many. But they’re more comforting to some than others.<p>Growing …

Timothée Chalamet

Project Blitz: the legislative assault by Christian nationalists to reshape America

The emboldened religious right has unleashed a wave of legislation across the United States since Donald Trump became president, as part of an organised bid to impose hardline Christian values across American society.<p>A playbook known as Project Blitz, developed by a collection of Christian groups, …

Religion

Body Positivity Is a Scam

How a movement intended to lift up women really just limits their acceptable emotions. Again.<p>In the beginning, there was the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. It started innocuously enough, with a 2004 photography show in Toronto, then expanded to billboards, traditional print ads, and videos, all …

Feminism

‘Roseanne’ Is Gone, but the Culture That Gave Her a Show Isn’t

On Twitter on Tuesday, Roseanne Barr wrote that if “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj.” The message referred to President Barack Obama’s former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and in it Ms. Barr traded on age-old racist ideas about black people and primates. Then she shared …

Roseanne Barr

Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate

BERLIN — Security is tight at this brick building on the western edge of Berlin. Inside, a sign warns: “Everybody without a badge is a potential spy!”<p>Spread over five floors, hundreds of men and women sit in rows of six scanning their computer screens. All have signed nondisclosure agreements. Four …

Internet

A broken idea of sex is flourishing. Blame capitalism

Since the Toronto bloodbath, a lot of pundits have belatedly awoken to the existence of the “incel” (short for involuntary celibate) online subculture and much has been said about it. Too often, it has been treated as some alien, unfamiliar worldview. It’s really just an extreme version of sex …

Feminism

The Real Risk of Trump’s Dehumanization of Immigrants

Regardless of whether it was aimed specifically at MS-13 members or not, President Trump’s “animals” remark is threatening to all immigrants.<p>“You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people—these are animals.”<p>That was President Trump earlier this week, when, according to <i>The New</i> …

Human Rights

Who Is Karl Marx: Meet the Anti-Capitalist Scholar

You may have come across communist memes on social media. The man, the meme, the legend behind this trend is Karl Marx, who developed the theory of communism, which advocates for workers’ control over their labor (instead of their bosses). The political philosopher turned 200-years-old on May 5, …

I’m sorry you’re lonely but it’s not my job to help you: the science of incels

Moira Donegan’s piece in Cosmopolitan (*yes*, <i>COSMO</i>) succinctly captures the nauseated disbelief and righteous refusal with which women read Ross …

Handelsgillets konservativa falang mobiliserade sig

– Det är totalt bortkastat att vi sponsrar Husis genom att annonsera ut det här mötet, liksom att vi sitter här i dag och blir trakterade …

The insidious cultural history of Kanye West’s slavery comments

Kanye thinks slavery was a choice. He’s not the only one.<p>Rapper, designer, and self-proclaimed avatar of “dragon energy” Kanye West caused controversy yesterday when he told the entertainment site TMZ that American slavery was a “choice.”<p>“When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... for 400 …

Wake Up, Mr. West!

This week, in an interview with TMZ, Kanye West claimed that slavery was a choice. “When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... 400 years? That …

Iowa lawmakers send 6-week abortion ban to governor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican legislators sent Iowa's governor a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, propelling the state overnight to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact …

Des Moines

Editorial: Finland Could Do More For European Press Freedom

There’s hardly any daylight between the countries at the top of the recently-published World Press Freedom Index.<p>Norway ranks in first place with …

Prostitution is not a job. The inside of a woman’s body is not a workplace

New Zealand has added ‘sex work’ to its list of skills for migrants, adding to the normalisation of the use of vulnerable women’s bodies<p>One of the most persuasive myths about prostitution is that it is “the oldest profession”. Feminist abolitionists, who wish to see an end to the sex trade, call it …

New Zealand

The internet is stunned that Kanye West called slavery a ‘choice’

Kanye West on Tuesday said 400 years of slavery was a “choice” for Black people, provoking a TMZ staffer to call the rapper out on his point of view …

Kanye West and the Future of Black Conservatism

On April 21st, Kanye West sent a tweet out to his 13.4 million followers that read: “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.” A celebrity endorsing his …

Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty International for peaceful protest

Organization gives former San Francisco 49ers star ambassador of conscience award for kneeling at games to protest racial inequality<p>Amnesty International on Saturday honored Colin Kaepernick with its ambassador of conscience award for 2018, lauding the NFL quarterback’s peaceful protests against …

Amnesty International

The Body That Ages – Unruly Bodies – Medium

Let me start with my skin in the game. In the four months between November 2017 and February 2018, I spent about $520 on skincare products. This …

Korrespondenterna - Uzbekistan

Korrespondenterna Säsong 20 - Uzbekistan<p>Vin och tortyr. Uzbekistan är ett slutet land där befolkningen lider av Stockholmssyndromet. …

Why Have We Soured on the ‘Devil’s Advocate’?

In 1990, a lawyer named Mike Godwin made what would become a famous observation: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability that someone will draw a comparison involving Hitler or the Nazis approaches 100 percent. The internet has changed pretty significantly since then; its fascists, …

Some Said They’d Flee Trump’s America. These People Actually Did.

Peering into a webcam, her face intermittently frozen over an iffy Skype connection in Medellin, Colombia, Lizz Quain was explaining not long ago why she uprooted her 9-year-old twins almost a year and a half ago to travel the world.<p>Ms. Quain, who is in her 40s, owned a children’s play cafe and …

Universal Health Care

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, washes us up on its shore while it continues, unstoppable. Time flows. It moves ever forwards. Or does it? Poets also tell us that time stumbles or creeps or …

Stephen Hawking

Facebooks årtionde(n) av övertramp och ursäkter

Med facit i hand kan vi nu konstatera att Zuckerbergs ursprungliga angreppsätt att handskas med Cambridge Analytica skandalen – att låtsas som …

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a brush of the fingers when you took your parcel from the delivery guy. I mean: when did you pat the arm or back of a stranger, colleague or friend? My own touch diary says that I have touched five people to …

Immune System

Your Coachella Money Is Going to a Right-Wing Billionaire Who Funded Anti-LGBT and Anti-Marijuana Causes

Think twice before donning that flower crown.<p>This weekend, hordes of music lovers and teepee enthusiasts will descend on Indio, California, for the …

Micael Dahlén: Utvärderingarna håller på att ta över våra liv, förändra dem helt.

”Den enda kvinnliga förebilden män kan lista är sin mamma”

Syntyvyys putoaa kuin kivi, tärkeänä syynä miesten syrjäytyminen

"Jos tyttöjen koulutulokset olisivat yhtä huonoja kuin poikien, sitä pidettäisiin kansallisena skandaalina”, sanoo Väestöliiton tutkimusprofessori …