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Black Feminism Will Save Us All

Premilla Nadasen In These Times
Why we desperately need real intersectional feminism. Nadasen asks us to reject a narrow, superficial understanding of race or gender, she suggests that intersectionality at its core is a politics of liberation that we can—that we must—all embrace.

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'Claws' Has the Best Politics on Television

Brenden Gallagher Complex
Representation alone isn’t enough to make a show political. You have to do something with it. Claws finds a way to tie its characters to a broader political narrative in almost every episode.

Forgotten Feminisms: Johnnie Tillmon’s Battle Against ‘The Man’

Judith Shulevitz New York Review of Books
Mainstream feminists never quite knew what to do with the welfare rights movement. Here was a group of mothers who, rather than wanting equal work and equal pay, demanded that the government support them while they stayed home and raised their kids.

Leslie Cagan’s Half-Century of Activism

Eleanor J. Bader The Lilith Blog
Whether pushing for action on climate change, peace, LGBTQ equality, feminism, reproductive choice, or fighting racism, Leslie Cagan’s voice, presence, and expertise have long been visible - for more than 50 years.

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Is Television Ready for Angry Women?

Sophie Gilbert The Atlantic
Producer Marti Noxon has two shows about women’s pain and rage debuting this summer—and the timing couldn’t be better.
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