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Beyonce on the cover of OUT Magazine May 2014 issue

“There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist — whatever you want to be‚ and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”

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Toni Morrison to her college students… 


Toni Morrison to her college students… 


Children in Iraq could be legally married before the age of nine under newly proposed legislation. Known as the Jaafari law, the legislation introduces new religious restrictions on women and girls. Currently, the legal age for marriage without parental consent is 18, though girls as young as 15 can marry with a guardian’s approval. The draft law also legalizes marital rape."The passage of the Jaafari law sets the ground for legalised inequality," says women’s rights activist, Basma al-Khateeb.

Read more via The Telegraph.


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"Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that create huge inequalities." ~ Pope Francis



Watch Honey Maid’s awesome answer about the backlash they received 

I freaked out about seeing this commercial when I was in Florida - I don’t watch much TV back home, so things really stand out, but I ran around the room in a giddy haze. I remember telling my friend Marsha, verbatim, “this is so wonderful and people are going to hate it SO MUCH.”

I was right. And they handled it perfectly.


Today marks 20 years since the Rwandan genocide during which approximately 800,000 people lost their lives. Many MSF staff were among the dead. For the first time MSF is sharing its internal communications during the genocide and its aftermath with the public. These reports depict the struggles and humanitarian dilemmas that the organization faced internally. See MSF’s Speaking Out Case Studies: http://speakingout.msf.org/en/genocide-of-rwandan-tutsi


In honor of Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price’s talks@pulitzer Tuesday, April 8, we are making our newest e-Book, “Tarnished: The True Cost of Gold,” available for free today until April 11. Can’t make it to Larry’s talk? Join us for on the live Google Hangout: http://bit.ly/1g3GI6W.

Larry is one of eleven journalists who contributed to the book from ten different countries. His talk will focus on his work in the Philippines, Burkina Faso and Indonesia where children, some as young as four, smash boulders, haul 60-pound bags of ore, handle mercury and other toxic materials, and dive underwater into deep pits. 

RSVP to the event today: http://bit.ly/1g3GI6W

Download “Tarnished” now: bit.ly/costofgold