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Female Cop Being Punished For Her Dominatrix Past? Gross. Sensationalized Reporting of It? Also Gross.

Being a professional dominatrix is completely and totally 100% legal (though laws regulating it vary from state to state). This is an important fact to remember as we look at the case of New Jersey sheriff’s officer, Kristen Hyman. **CW: Brief description of consensual BDSM activity**

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Once Again, Discriminatory Executive Order Is Why No One’s Sorry for Calling Trump Voters Bigots

We've heard a whole lot about trying to understand Trump voters and their concerns since the election, but the more time goes by, the more evidence we see that we either understood them or what they were voting for better than they did themselves. This week, that evidence comes in the form of a supposed "religious liberty" executive order that would allow for discrimination under the guise of one's religion.

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Lawsuit Claims Fox News Took a Reporter Off-Air Because Writing About Her Infertility “Detracted From Her Sex Appeal”

Diana Falzone, who hosted Fox411 and other Fox News shows, has just filed a lawsuit against the network on the basis of gender and disability discrimination. Why? Because Fox News doesn't find endometriosis sexy.

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Muslim Teen Schools Internet on the Differences Between Religion, Culture, and Oppression

Feminism is ultimately about agency; about women being able to design their lives for themselves as freely as men do. And so, there's nothing a woman can wear that is inherently oppressive. What matters is whether or not she chose to wear it freely. It seems that some people don't understand this, and feel the need to correct women's behavior to "save them from themselves." Well, one teen girl isn't having it.

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Betsy DeVos Is Rewriting History Now to Ignore School Segregation

Another day, another laughably (if it weren't so upsetting, that is) ignorant statement from Betsy DeVos.

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Uber Employees Tell CEO “We Have a Systemic Problem” Regarding Discrimination and Harassment

During a meeting with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, female employees at the embattled transportation company told Kalanick that there is a very real systemic problem present in their workplace.

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Black-ish‘s Take on LGBTQIA Discrimination Leads Conservative Pundit to Miss Point Entirely

ABC's Black-ish has never been shy about social commentary. In this week's episode, they took on LGBTQIA discrimination.

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Daniel Radcliffe Calls out Hollywood’s “Undeniable” Racism and Its “Shocking” Prevalence in Politics

It's both a good thing and extremely embarrassing that Hollywood actors from other countries are not only keenly aware of the inherent discrimination in the film and television industries, but that they're talking about it when they go do press in their home countries. Daniel Radcliffe was recently on a talk show in the UK where he spoke about discrimination in Hollywood, as well as discrimination within his own political party.

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American Bar Association Looking Into Banning Harassment and Discrimination in Courtroom

The American Bar Association is currently looking into banning the discrimination and harassment that exists between men and women lawyers who work within courtrooms, law firms, and beyond.

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Georgia Governor Vetoes ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill After Pressure from Businesses and Hollywood

You may have noticed a Georgia peach during the end credits of several of your favorite TV shows. Over the years the state has become a hot spot for shooting TV and film thanks to the tax breaks the state provides, pouring money into the state. So, when Hollywood companies threaten to take business out of Georgia if its state government passes an anti-LGBTQIA bill disguised as a "religious liberty" bill, it's not a threat that can be taken lightly.

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Zootopia’s Story Was Originally Going to Be Much Darker … and a Lot a Less Interesting

So, fun fact! Zootopia underwent some major plot changes late in production … and it is so much better for them.

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NYC Mayor Signs Anti-Discrimination Executive Order Ensuring Bathroom Access

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order today that will require city agencies like offices, pools, and recreation centers to ensure individuals have access to single-sex facilities aligned with their gender identity.

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Study Confirms “Gender Tax,” Women Often Pay More Than Men for Similar Products

The New York Consumer Affairs Board recently conducted a study titled "From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer" that tells us something we all kind of already knew from browsing the CVS and Rite Aid razors: women's products cost more than similar products for men.

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New Study Reviews Yelp Reviews, Gives One Star for Rampant Racism

A new study by sociologists at the City University of New York titled "The omnivore’s neighborhood? Online restaurant reviews, race, and gentrification" looked at 7,046 Yelp reviews in Greenpoint, a pre-dominantly white gentrifying neighborhood and Bed-Stuy, a pre-dominantly black gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

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