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The Backlash Against Noor Tagouri is Far More Revealing than her Playboy “Photoshoot”

For those who don’t know, Noor Tagouri is a first-generation Libyan American hijabi Muslimah with aspirations to be the first American hijabi anchorwoman. She’s currently a news reporter for @Newsy, a video news network that publishes short videos about breaking news stories and feature pieces. Noor has done stories about Detroit being America’s first Muslim […]

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None of these women are asking for it

  Source I’m not going to bother repeating the same old points about consent. There’s no excuse to NOT know that shit already. Consent, consent, consent. The woman on the far right is certainly not asking for it any more than the woman on the far left is. But there’s another point I want to […]

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Anthropologie Tries To Sell Us A Seriously Racist Candle Stick and Gets Called the F**k Out

Anthropologie tried to sell a really racist candlestick, with a figurine of a traditional “Mammy,” after it had predictably marked it up about 3000%, obviously. The candle stick has since been removed from the site, but Jezebel has some pictures up. I saw this comment made by Rachel Stewart (of RachelStewartJewelry, which offers some really […]

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Mosque Arsonist-Terrorist Randolph Linn Says He Learned About Islam From FOX News

But don’t worry – FOX News totally isn’t racist, nor is it perpetuating racist beliefs. That’s just your super-sensitive bleeding heart liberal bias in action. Try to ignore it as best as you can, just as FOX “News” honchos ignore their collective conscience.   Muslims individually and generally, our religious and charitable organizations, and our […]

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Hideously Depressing: College Tuition, Student Debt, and the Job Market

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Book Review: “Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America” by Jonathan Kozol

Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have been a fan of Jonathan Kozol and his work since I read Savage Inequalities in college, and I was thrilled to be able to review an ARC of his newest book, exploring […]

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Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and Islamophobia: Chickens Come Home to Roost with Shooting Incident at Morton Grove Mosque

On Sunday, a Sikh temple in Milwaukee, WI, was stormed by an armed, neo-Nazi white gunman who killed many worshipers while they were celebrating a child’s birthday. (We still had geniuses like Dean Obediullah asking, iz it terrorism doe? we need facts first u guise.) On Monday, the masjid in Joplin, MO, was torched to […]

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Makeup Makes Women Appear More Competent, Say Companies That Make Makeup

Always check your sources, you guys, especially when it comes to the endless studies splashed across blogs, magazines, newspapers, and mentioned on the evening news. Check who sponsored the study, and then you’ll have the whole picture and can decide if you buy it or if you need a grain of salt … or a […]

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5 Reasons to LOVE Lemony Snicket

The Series of Unfortunate Events series. Horseradish. The movie based on his SoUE was pretty awesome, at least partly because he reportedly had considerable creative input. His name is LEMONY SNICKET for crying out loud. This article right here.   OCCUPY WRITERS by LEMONY SNICKET  

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This became especially poignant in light of #OccupyWallStreet

My review is kind of long, particularly the part where I chose to detail some of the problems faced by the missing class, but this book is definitely worth reading. It’s incredibly appropriate at this point in our country’s history, when cities across America are being occupied by those not interested in overturning capitalism, but […]

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