Rachel Maddow Connects The Dots. Only The Dots Are Women’s Rights. And They’re Disappearing.

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Name one thing that the American people need. Maybe you said jobs, or health care, or immigration reform, or reliable energy sources. But I’m guessing you didn’t say less access to medical facilities for women. Am I right? So why have these politicians made it their top priority to infringe on women’s rights? If you […]

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Remember The ‘Rosie The Riveter’ Image Pretty Much Everybody Knows? It's Not What You Might Think.

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There are icons of our culture that sometimes aren’t what they seem to be. Or maybe they evolve over time to become something else. Rosie the Riveter was somebody who made it into a popular song, the cover of a Saturday Evening Post, and the modern feminist movement. But like many things in our culture, […]

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Some Creepy Dudes Said Some Creepy Things To This Scientist. So She Is Addressing Them In Public.

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DISCLOSURE: I’m a dude on the Internets. As a dude on the Internets, I’ve always taken for granted how easy I have it, being a dude. My female co-workers at Upworthy constantly get creepy messages that go far beyond the messages I get from strangers. They have it much harder than I do simply because […]

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His Speech About Adversity Is Brilliant, But It's The One His 4-Year-Old Gave That Floored Me

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There are so many wonderful things about this, but by far the most incredible one is that Andrew Solomon will make you jealous of his life, even as he describes all the horrible, frustrating, soul-crushing parts — of which there are many — in all their gory detail. Really, there’s a ton I could write […]

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163 Years Ago, A Former Slave Rocked The World With These Words

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Actress Alfre Woodard performs a very moving piece from abolitionist, women’s rights proponent, and former slave Sojourner Truth that was originally delivered in 1851. Yep, before the Civil War, before the right to vote for anybody but white men … THAT 1851. Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): Ain’t I A Woman? Delivered 1851 Women’s Convention, Akron, Ohio […]

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