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Women to Watch: Shanthi Sekaran

Women to Watch: Shanthi Sekaran

Welcome to KQED Arts’ Women to Watch, a series celebrating 20 local women artists, creatives and makers who are pushing boundaries in 2017. Driven by passion for their own disciplines, from photography to comedy and every other medium in between, these women are true vanguards paving the way in their respective communities. Born and raised in Sacramento to parents who immigrated from India as...

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WAGE GAP for Black Women

WAGE GAP for Black Women

Black women receive 67 cents to a white man’s dollar. Casey Quinlan @ Think Progress Monday is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that marks when black women are paid the same wages as their white male peers were paid last year. Black women are paid only 67 cents on the dollar relative to non-Hispanic white men, according to analysis from the Economic Policy Institute. Black women could...

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New Community Radio for Central Coast

New Community Radio for Central Coast

WATCH OUR VIMEO We have an opportunity to purchase a community radio station serving the Santa Cruz are. The airwaves can reach a potential audience of 152,000 people. We hope to start a new station with public service and localism at its heart. Community radio is relevant because it connects us to one another in an increasingly digital world. The programming will celebrate cultural, political,...

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Hole Helped Free Dozens During Pulse Shooting

Hole Helped Free Dozens During Pulse Shooting

Orlando police chief John Mina’s decision to blast a hole through an outside wall at Pulse provided an exit for many trapped inside – including the shooter.Police photos issued hours after the Orlando attack show a simple hole in a wall, about 4ft high and 3ft feet wide. It looks unassuming, just a gap in the grey concrete blocks, but for dozens of men and women who had been cowering behind...

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The Legal Genital Mutilation for Girls

The Legal Genital Mutilation for Girls

Why do girls want labiaplasty? They’re told to hate every inch of themselves By Jessica Valenti Despite all the feminist progress we’ve made, women and girls are still subject to mixed messages about how their bodies must be perfect It would almost be easier if there were a specific moment that sparks self-loathing in a young girl. A particularly nasty comment made, maybe. Or an...

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DO NOT READ THIS

DO NOT READ THIS

[Essay] RED LIGHT THERAPY By Adam Phillips, from Unforbidden Pleasures, which was published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Phillips is a psychoanalyst and the author of more than fifteen books. Traffic changed in the United States after the First World War, when the traditional mutual accommodation travelers had been making to one another on their bikes and cars and carts was replaced...

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