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How I Became Miss America

How I Became Miss America

written by Ellen Bass There she is, Burt Parks is singing and I am weeping as her gleaming teeth shine through the wide open window of her mouth. When I grow up, I could be her. Though I can’t dance or sing and the girls fool enough to do dramatic readings never win. But I’ve got time and tonight my tears are hers as they fall like sequins down her cheekbones. I’ve just embraced the first...

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‘Pretty Woman’ Vs. The Real World Of Prostitution

‘Pretty Woman’ Vs. The Real World Of Prostitution

By PHILLIP MARTIN Most charges brought against men who have been arrested in Massachusetts for soliciting prostituted women are dropped, according to findings by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Two years after the state signed into law an anti-human trafficking statute that classifies many prostitutes as victims, they continue to be arrested and prosecuted in larger numbers...

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Take Action on Birth Control

Take Action on Birth Control

Birth control coverage is in serious danger and worse, most people haven’t even heard about the latest threat. Share this info-graphic. Last week the Supreme Court decided to take on a case that could let employers deny birth control coverage to their employees–a case brought by craft retailer Hobby Lobby. If the Court sides with Hobby Lobby, employers will get to make health care...

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We’re Raising Girls Who Hate Their Bodies

We’re Raising Girls Who Hate Their Bodies

Sandra Hawken Diaz VP, Marketing and Communications, Canadian Women’s Foundation Every day, our daughters are bombarded with lies. They see these lies everywhere; they are never free of them. They see them on billboards, in TV ads, in movies, in magazines, in video games, and online, especially online. Every day, our daughters are presented with one acceptable definition of female beauty:...

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Our Invisible Revolution

Our Invisible Revolution

Published on Monday, October 28, 2013 by TruthDig.com by Chris Hedges An increasing number of Americans are getting it. They know that we have been stripped of political power. They recognize that we have been shorn of our most basic and cherished civil liberties, and live under the gaze of the most intrusive security and surveillance apparatus in human history. Half the country lives in poverty....

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Participation in a Cultural Activity May Reduce Prejudice

Participation in a Cultural Activity May Reduce Prejudice

Researchers find that social connections spark interest in another culture and engaging in behaviors associated with that culture may reduce implicit bias. According to new research by Stanford psychologists, people’s attitudes toward another racial or ethnic group improve when they participate in the other group’s cultural activities, such as – in this case – making a music video...

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