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Don’t Forget About Dre

TweetJanay Rice was beaten in public by Ray Rice, and the top commentaries in social media in Los Angeles are: Why did she stay? and: The white cop got to beat Marlene Pinnock and keep his job—so why can’t Rice play ball? The fields of sports and music have long and inglorious histories of beating [...]
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What we don’t talk about when we talk about Ray Rice

TweetIn recent NFL news, running back Ray Rice has been cut from the Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL. Video evidence (that has been available since February 2014) showing Rice rendering his then fiance unconscious in an elevator has surfaced for the public’s viewing. It is a graphic video that ends with Rice attempting [...]
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Today’s Modern Harems

TweetJillian Lauren was raised in a typical middle class New Jersey family. But as a teenager, she went down an unexpected road, dropping out of college, becoming an escort and spending a year and a half living in the harem of Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei. Now a New York Times bestselling author, she is taking a [...]
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Things I Wish Would End: The Approachable Feminist Movement

TweetWhile perusing my favorite feminist blogs this morning over coffee, I noticed an update concerning the “Ban Bossy” campaign, a movement spearheaded by the female trifecta of Facebook COO Cheryl Sandberg, CEO of the Girl Scouts of America Anna Maria Chavez, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  As described on the website, banbossy.org, this [...]
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Healing unseen wounds in Mogadishu

TweetCross-posted from UN Women “I was alone,” remembers 14-year-old Hoda*, recalling that evening in January 2013. “My father is a police officer, and he was working that night.” Hoda was in the bathroom preparing for bed, while two armed men quietly broke into her house. A man of 75 years and his son then hid [...]
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