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At continent’s edge, a rail epic concludes, pursued by tank cars

There's nothing quite like the conversations you have on a long railroad trip. But sooner or later, even the wildest digressions have to end.

How Crisis Pregnancy Centers Trick Women

23 minutes agoIssues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX

Crisis pregnancy centers bill themselves as organizations out to offer "pro-life counseling," in the words of Chris Slattery, the president of E.M.C. Pregnancy Centers. Pro-choicers, however, argue that the centers are deceptive, presenting...Show More Summary

TV Show Solves 1997 Case of Pregnant Woman, Unborn Baby Killed the Day She Was to Give Birth

If you’ve ever watched any of those cold case television crime drama shows, chances are you don’t have any information to provide to investigators that would help them solve the case. But someone had some information on a 1997 case that involved the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Witnesses once afraid […]

Feministing Jamz: Mz007 – Important

How good is it to see a talented woman of color who is big, claiming her fatness with power, and talking about how she’s not only important but GORGEOUS?  Yes hunny, get it. (h/t For Harriet) Verónica is here for this.

Oregon’s Republican Senate Candidate Has a Plagiarism Problem

Monica Wehby, an Oregon Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, has been caught in plagiarism scandal, putting her campaign on the defensive. Image: Monica Wehby via YouTube The post Oregon’s Republican Senate Candidate Has a Plagiarism Problem appeared first on RH Reality Check.

An Open Letter to People Who Defended Richard Dawkins for Many Years and Are Now Distancing Themselves from Him with Maximum Haste

[Content Note: Threats; misogyny.]Dear People Who Defended Richard Dawkins for Many Years and Are Now Distancing Themselves from Him with Maximum Haste:First of all, I want to say that I'm sorry. It stinks when someone you respect and...Show More Summary

Black Women Are Already Leaning In

To be a Black professional woman in a white-centric corporate space is to be constantly aware of how you fit in—or don’t—and to be constantly battling the preconceptions that your white colleagues have about your character and capabilities...Show More Summary

Gendercide in America: Why the Issue Hits Home

(LiveActionNews) — San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu made waves after announcing a proposed city-wide prohibition on sex-selection abortion bans. Chiu’s resolution, co-authored by four female supervisors, states that a moratorium on sex-selective abortion bans would not only reduce ethnic stereotyping, but would increase abortion access. Show More Summary

What Could You Do with a Yard Full of Ski & Snowboard Scrap?

Can you see the potential in a pile of scrap? RAMP Sports needs your help upcycling a ton of waste material, which could win you new skis or snowboards The post What Could You Do with a Yard Full of Ski & Snowboard Scrap? appeared first on Sustainablog.

Torture, the Way of Life for the Nigerian Security Forces

An encounter with the Nigerian security forces can be a dangerous thing. The police and military routinely engage in beating people in their custody with whips, gun butts, machetes, batons, sticks, rods and cables.

Are we listening to Syrian women?

In the ongoing crisis in Syria, we’ve rarely heard from mainstream media sources about how Syrian women have been experiencing this violence, and the ways that gender-based violence is impacting their lives in this time of crisis. According to a new report by International Rescue Committee, Syrian women are facing three major forms of gender-based [...]

This Is Going to Hurt You More Than It Hurts Me

We're now having a national debate on the merits of corporal punishment, an issue that has many facets and brings up all kinds all kinds of complications involving religion, culture, gender, authority, and tradition. I'm not going to...Show More Summary

Sick of Enviro Documentaries? Why You Should Still Watch Disruption

This is a guest post by Zach Roberts. As a documentary producer, I watch more than my fair share of environmental protest documentaries — probably about 20 a year. And almost all of them have the same, vague message: we need to do something! Their...Show More Summary

On climate, how far gone is the far right? (Spoiler: far)

Climate communicators badly want to believe that it's possible to reach the Tea Party. Recent episodes from far-right conservatism cast doubt on that proposition.

The Birth Defect That Never Was: The Story of My Son

(LiveActionNews) — On a midsummer’s night, he came rushing into the world – in all of his 9 pounds, 6 ounces of glory. When they laid him on my chest, he raised a big baby hand and thudded it down on me, somewhat reminiscent of a tiny wolf cub. Below our hospital room, a beautiful […]

Shaker Garden Thread: September Edition

Howdy Shakers! September is here, and for some us that means fall is here full-on, while summer of us are in a late/summer early fall--and if you're down under, make that spring, early spring/late winter! How are your gardening projects looking? As you can see above, I've harvested some pumpkins and have a few gourds drying. Show More Summary

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny Pushing Abortion Expansion Friday

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has told the Irish Parliament that the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, is expected to publish abortion regulations this Friday. The guidelines are intended to provide assistance to obstetricians and psychiatrists as they try to steer their way through the medical minefield created by last year’s Protection of Human Life […]

Five Ways UNICEF is Fighting Ebola

From medical supplies to hygiene training, UNICEF is on the ground responding to the crisis.

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