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Civil Rights Activist DeRay Mckesson Gives Stephen Colbert a Lesson in White Privilege

In a rare moving moment in late night, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert hosted DeRay Mckesson—Black Lives Matter activist and one founder of Campaign Zero (an organization focused on ending police violence)—on Martin Luther King Day for a discussion on white privilege, police brutality, and the problem with…

Amelia Bonow Explains How #ShoutYourAbortion 'Just Kicked the Patriarchy in the Dick'

On September 19, in reaction to Congress’ vote to defund Planned Parenthood, Seattle-based activist Amelia Bonow decided to start publicly talking about her recent abortion. “Like a year ago I had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood on Madison Ave, and I remember this experience with a nearly inexpressible level of…

Here's 'KYBM,' a Gritty, Grooving Introduction to Your New Fave Tunde Olaniran

One of the most unnervingly multi-talented, interesting new artists working right now lives in Flint, Michigan, and works a day job at Planned Parenthood. If you’ve ever listened to Tunde Olaniran, you know what I’m saying—it sounds like you’re listening to 15 different artists flex their particular gifts at once.…

Will You Bravely Take a Lipstick-Smeared Selfie to Support Pap Smears?

So I'm not some kind of animal here to argue with the idea that there are women out there who need to be more regularly screened for cervical cancer. These statistics are from England, but so is the related bullshit (at least so far, but it threatens to spread!). At any rate, here are the numbers: in England, about a…

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