Activism

Where Is the Rage? Late Night’s New Outrage Deficit

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Election season relies on a news cycle that rises and falls in the course of a day or two. It’s now commonly believed to be 24-7, with reporting covering such crucial topics as “Who has made what gaffe?”, “Whose surrogate said what on CNN?”, “What does the latest round of polling suggest?”, and “What crazy occurrence went down at which Iowa rally?”
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Why Are Men Still Media’s Default “Experts” on Reproductive Rights?

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As we haltingly approach a half-century since Roe v. Wade, abortion rights activists’ notion of reproductive rights has expanded to become far more inclusive. For instance, 2016’s ideal “reproductive justice” movement fights to include transgender and queer individuals and to safeguard rights that go beyond abortion: to encompass safe, informed, consented-to, and affordable prenatal and childcare, too.
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No Industry Is Immune to Sexual Harassment Scandals

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The fallout from the sexual harassment scandal around music publicist Heathcliff Berru this week has been fast and furious: a public resignation and follow-up statement, a number of bands cutting ties with Berru’s firm, and a great deal of media attention. The irony that the firm represented so many artists known for being politically progressive, from Killer Mike to Speedy Ortiz, has not been lost — mindful of their values, several artists have quickly made statements condemning the alleged behavior and announcing that they’re no longer working with Life or Death PR.
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Colbert Interviews DeRay McKesson — and DeRay McKesson Interviews Colbert — About Dismantling White Privilege

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Last night on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert brought activist/Fortune “Greatest Leader”/rare-Beyoncé-Twitter-followee DeRay McKesson onto the show to discuss Black Lives Matter, Campaign Zero — McKesson’s “ten point platform to end police violence” — white privilege, and how the recent Democratic Debate addressed it. 
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