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Celebrity feminism and the white candidate’s burden — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via MTV News. Edited by Mara Meyers. This week, we’re reading about the “white candidate’s burden,” one of our speakers questions the rise of celebrity feminism, and a new documentary about the fight for equality in Nigeria. What we’ve been checking out… This white guy checked his white privilege and it made us want […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: The problem with “diversity”

Edited by Mara Meyers Following the rise of the #OscarSoWhite hashtag, this week’s reFRESH focuses on a highly discussed – and critiqued – word this week: diversity. We’ve also got a hard look at sexual assault coverage in the media, and a take on Macklemore’s new song on privilege. What we’ve been checking out… Ava […]

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The Weekly ReFRESH

In this week’s reFRESH, white feminism gets a smackdown, how tech is changing democracy, and more reasons to love Serena Williams (like we needed them). What we’ve been checking out… Seven bad habits of public speakers, and seven ways to kick them to the curb. White men are giving ‘Straight Outta Compton’ two thumbs up […]

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10 Refreshing Moments of 2014

One of the most profound things one can witness is the power of another human being boldly speaking out–whether that be on a national stage, or in the middle of the street. Reflecting back on 2014, the world has had much to celebrate, mourn, and protest. We’d like to give recognition to some of the […]

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On Rolling Stone & doubting victims

You’ve probably heard about the retraction that Rolling Stone issued on its UVA rape story. Our own Zerlina Maxwell was on Melissa Harris-Perry this weekend to talk about the need for rape victims to be believed, following a Washington Post piece she wrote on the issue. Check it out.  

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