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Guns

Meet American Girl's first ever Korean American doll

Arriving on the (very tiny) heels of creative and enterprising dolls of color, like 2017’s Girl of the Year Gabriela McBride and last year’s Civil …

Feminism

Yes, marches can make a difference. It depends on these three factors.

<i>This is the second post in our series on what social science can tell us about the Women’s March. Find our first one here. More posts will appear in the coming days. — TMC editors</i><p>Millions of people across the United States and the rest of the world showed up at one of the Women’s Marches this past …

Colleges Really Need to Rethink the Career Advice They Deliver

A new report suggests most graduates don’t find the current offerings very helpful.<p>Colleges and universities are spending too much time admitting students and not enough time on the exit process after the last finals are handed in and the graduation caps tossed. And as more students who see college …

Higher Education

It’s Been Almost Two Months Since the U.S. Executed Someone

Filed 10:00 p.m.<p>06.30.2016<p>Analysis<p>We’re in the middle of one of the longest death penalty lulls in 24 years.<p>Texas and Georgia each have an execution …

Machine Bias

ProPublica• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Comment<br>• Donate<br>Bernard Parker, left, was rated high risk; Dylan Fugett was rated low risk. (Josh Ritchie for …

Fort Lauderdale

The True Cost: Why the Private Prison Industry is About so Much More Than Prisons

made possible by<p>Why the Private Prison Industry is About so Much More Than Prisons<p>David Dayen<p>owhere has the outsourcing of public functions to …

Immigration Reform
Donald Trump

Wrongheaded

On Wednesday, SB Nation published a longform piece on Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Eastern Michigan University linebacker who was recently sentenced …

The Humanities as Service Departments: Facing the Budget Logic

What kind of budgetary future do the humanities have in public universities? Dire predictions have been around for years and take many plausible …

Gender-based violence

Page contents<p>Introduction<p>Gender based violence (GBV) is violence targeted at individuals or groups on the basis of their gender. While research …

Domestic Violence

Female Genital Mutilation

What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)?<p>Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure involving the partial or total removal of the external …

Gender

Underground in America: Female Genital Mutilation #UndergroundFGM

Sarah was 7 years old when her parents took her to visit their family in India. Born in Iowa and raised in California, Sarah remembers taking trips …

Against Community Policing

Last month, President Obama traveled to Chicago to deliver a speech before the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). His aim was to …

Why Indian women are #HappyToBleed

Last week, Punjabi student and gender rights activist Nikita Azad wrote an open letter to Sabrimala temple chief Prayar Gopalakrishnan – a man who said he wants a machine that scans menstruating women. “These days there are machines that can scan bodies and check for weapons,” he said. “There will …

How the Syrian refugee crisis shows the hypocrisy of ‘All Lives Matter’

“All Lives Matter” may be the most disingenuous phrase to fall out of the mouths of politicians, pundits, and media critics in recent times.<p>At face …

Ben Carson

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word

“Diversity” sounds polite and hopeful. It’s how we talk when we can’t talk about race, or when whites get nervous<p>Our country is convulsing over the issues of diversity and race. Police departments from Baltimore to Minneapolis are talking about diversity hiring as the antidote to anti-black police …

Race & Ethnicity

Ben Carson’s sick historic fantasies: The nonsense GOP front-runner sells his racist, reactionary, low-information base

Obamacare is slavery? Jews should have armed themselves? Ben Carson bold assault on the truth continues<p>Ben Carson has a habit of making disturbing and ahistorical claims about American life and politics. In rebuffing any suggestion that the United States needs better and more effective gun control …

Ben Carson

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Obama Administration

An Untitled Poem

<i>This poem was first published on Glasnost.</i><p>When I was six years old, I gave my first blowjob.<p>"It's a game", said He. "Don't you want to play?"<p>It was too big, and I threw up on him.<p>He said I'd do better the next time.<p>When I was seven years old, I watched a group of fellow second graders cheer as a …

nineteen

The Genius of Stretching Boundaries

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s MacArthur Fellowship is a recognition of many things—but perhaps most of all, his refusal to accept arbitrary limits.<p>In November of 2009, more than five years before I joined <i>The Atlantic</i>, I got an unusual request. I’d been going back and forth for more than a year with an <i>Atlantic</i> …

Dungeons and Dragons
Columbia University

How rape became South Africa's enduring nightmare

Most South Africans learn about rape, or the threat of rape, when they are very young – even if they are yet to have the words for it. Sexual abuse has become normalised.<p>Though the country’s annual crime figures, released on Tuesday, saw the number of sexual offences drop by just over 5% to 53 617 …

South Africa

Reversing the Tide: Cities and Countries Are Rebelling Against Water Privatization, and Winning

Demonstrators march through the streets to protest a water tax in Dublin, Ireland, November 1, 2014. (Photo: William Murphy)<p>Private companies have …

International Monetary Fund

Calling Out ''Activist Tourism'' and the ''Progressive'' Mainstream

(Image: Activist silhouette via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)Jared Ball is not just an academic. He is also an activist who realizes that systemic …

Black History