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Dear white women: Here’s how to step up for women of color

Whenever I’m in predominantly white spaces with my Salvadoran grandparents, I’m on high alert because at any second, some racist bigot can harass them for speaking Spanish. I haven’t had to defend them yet, but given the recent rise in hate crimes and related incidents, it’s likely I will one day.  We’ve seen it happen...CONTINUE READING

How people with disabilities are kept from voting — and what you can do about it

Americans are busy getting ready to go to the polls on November 6. But as you read up on the candidates and ballot measures and plan your voting day, know that there are millions who may not even get the opportunity to cast a ballot in the upcoming midterm elections — or the elections that will...CONTINUE READING

This watch brand is giving back to worthy causes around the world, and you can too

Our planet is in trouble and we all have a responsibilty to help out where we can, before it’s too late. This is a message that is beginning to get through slowly, to both individuals and large organisations. Nordgreen is a new minimalist watch brand, based in Copenhagen, that wants to give back to worthy...CONTINUE READING

Now you can get legal help online when you self-manage an abortion

As Americans face the reality that the Supreme Court could now overturn the federally-protected right to abortion, advocates have launched a website and helpline to offer legal information and attorney referrals to people who induce their own abortion.   The SIA Legal Team Helpline debuted Tuesday and offers three confidential ways to contact its experts:...CONTINUE READING

An online map lets people log instances of gender inequality

Out and about, you’ve likely experienced gender inequality in your urban environment. There might be a lack of female or gender diverse bathrooms at a stadium, or a lack of baby changing facilities accessible to men, or something like bad pram access. SEE ALSO: This Instagram poet is rewriting fairy tales with modern gender roles...CONTINUE READING

Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers in the U.S. celebrate Starbucks’ first ‘Signing Store’

Starbucks took a big step toward inclusivity today by opening its first “Signing Store” for Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers in the United States. The new Starbucks opened on Tuesday in Washington D.C., right next to Gallaudet University — the world’s only university designed to educate Deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Though the “Signing Store” has the classic...CONTINUE READING

How to be an ally who stands with transgender people

There are many reasons you should learn how to be an ally to trans people. First, transgender rights are human rights — it’s that simple. Trans people regularly encounter discrimination in everyday settings, such as workplaces, schools, and doctor’s offices. They face much higher risks for experiencing homelessness, developing anxiety, and being physically harassed or...CONTINUE READING

The Trump administration says there are two sexes. The science says they’re wrong.

The Trump administration intends to legally define sex as strictly male or female. But the science says that sex can be quite varied — and not so easily boxed into a narrow category. This past weekend, The New York Times revealed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has plans to define one’s...CONTINUE READING

Nintendo’s new program to get Labo into classrooms is a total no-brainer

Nintendo Labo feels like a slam dunk for educators. And now, thanks to a partnership with the non-profit Institute of Play, it’s actually going to happen. Labo, for anyone who might not know, is a nifty Nintendo Switch product. It’s not so much a game as it is a building platform, with users following instructions...CONTINUE READING
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