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The question I was being asked most in the e-mails flooding my inbox was, “Why in the world would a fast metabolism have anything to do with an editing gig?”

Slate’s Hiring Policy: No Fat Chicks?

Slate's new job posting for Political Editor requires candidates with a fast metabolism. This is why that phrasing is fat-shaming and discriminatory. Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   07.15.17   |   SHARE
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"Being gay isn’t a choice. The only choice I made was to follow my heart and pick love."

Becoming A Lesbian After 34 Years As A Heterosexual Woman

Our "how we met" story is a classic one. We met at work. On my second day, I accidentally sat in her chair at the weekly staff meeting and we Read...
Amy Spencer    |   06.2.17   |   SHARE
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Another move forward for LGBTQ non-discrimination.

#RavsRadar: Another Step Forward For LGBTQ Workplace Protections

For a long time, one of the central flaws in civil rights for the LGBT community has been a lack of employment protections. While we have Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   04.5.17   |   SHARE
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How to stick with your birth plan (Image Credit: Think Stock)

Pregnant And East Indian? No Need To Push!

Many women encounter pressure in the delivery room to opt for surgery. If you're a minority, you might face additional scrutiny. But never forget: as Read...
Rudri Bhatt Patel    |   09.26.16   |   SHARE
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I’ve Experienced Fat Shaming And Thin Shaming And I Can Tell You Which Is Worse

Once upon a time, I was a thin woman. I didn’t actually consider myself “thin,” because our culture is so very fatphobic that no one Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   08.30.16   |   SHARE
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Why should kids get suspended in preschool?

Racial Inequality Starts Early – In Preschool

For the first time in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) collected data regarding how early learners are Read...
Esther Canty-Barnes of The Conversation    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
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I think there are some real advantages offered by moving away from compulsory heterosexuality! Image: Thinkstock.

5 Ways Being Queer Is Actually An Advantage For Me

Straight people, it isn’t that you aren’t awesome; so many of you are! It’s just that, while you enjoy the numerous advantages that your straight Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   07.26.16   |   SHARE
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Protesters last week in Baton Rouge. Image: Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS.

Protecting Our Children After The Wounds Of Racism Divide Us Even More

I find myself in this place again. I am numb. I feel empty. I almost have no words. In 2012, around the time of the birth of my son, I had a similar Read...
Nia Heard-Garris of The Conversation    |   07.21.16   |   SHARE
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