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REQUIRED READING (#Charlottesville and the Confederacy)

5.) What if Western media covered Charlottesville the same way it covers other nations (The Washington Post)
Notable quote: “’The worst thing Britain ever did was letting go of our colony and thinking Americans were capable of governing themselves without eventually resorting back to tribal politics,’ said Martin Rhodes, a shopkeeper in London.” Continue reading REQUIRED READING (#Charlottesville and the Confederacy)

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5.) The humiliating practice of sex-testing female athletes (The New York Times)
Notable quote: “No governing body has so tenaciously tried to determine who counts as a woman for the purpose of sports as the I.A.A.F. and the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.). Those two influential organizations have spent a half-century vigorously policing gender boundaries. Their rationale for decades was to catch male athletes masquerading as women, though they never once discovered an impostor. Instead, the athletes snagged in those efforts have been intersex women — scores of them.”

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5. ) Women are responsible for half of online abuse, study finds (The Telegraph)
Notable quote: “However, this 2014 study, also by Demos, found that women are ‘almost as likely as men to use the terms “slut” and “whore” on Twitter, and that women are increasingly inclined to use the same derogatory language that has been, and continues to be, used against them.’

This research highlights the fact that online abuse is perpetrated by both genders and any behavioural interventions being designed will need to take this into account.”

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5.) Another viral ad tries to “empower” women while selling them products to look young forever  (Quartz)
Notable quote: “No matter the amount of moving music and public displays of support, there is simply no way a beauty brand should be able to both profit from a growing huge market ($191.7 billion projected globally for anti-aging alone) that feeds off the idea that you look too dark-skinned and too old, and also play fairy godmother of female empowerment.”

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