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I Used to Love British Period Dramas. Now I See Them as Colonial Propaganda

As a South Asian kid, I devoured colonial-era literature and dramas. But they featured white protagonists forming quaint relationships with grateful brown characters who look like me.

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How to Intervene When Someone Is Being Harassed—Without Calling the Cops

If you think police may make a tense situation more dangerous, try bystander intervention, a harm-prevention strategy based on helping out in the moment.

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'Trans-Friendly' Company Policies Are Not Helping Unemployed Trans People

Even with a record-setting number of "trans-inclusive" companies in the U.S., transgender people are still disproportionately underemployed.

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Holding a City Hostage Is ‘Peaceful’ Now?

I’ve been to peaceful protests before. The gun rally in Richmond was not that.

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Why I Left LuLaroe and Started Driving For GrubHub

Jill Domme was one of 80,000 retailers who joined LuLaRoe. Consumed by early success, she is now paying off $39,000 in debt by driving GrubHub as her second job.

The Lingerie Brand Doing What Victoria’s Secret Won’t

Playful Promises is known for pioneering the fashion space with their size and gender inclusivity.

Rapper Taylor Bennett is the King of Capricorns

We sit down with celebrities and learn more about their personality traits in a game of astrology bingo.

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Trans Men Don't Have to Choose Between Transitioning and Having Kids

A new study backs up what a lot of trans people already knew: Trans men have no more trouble getting pregnant via assisted reproductive technology than cis women do.

Queer People Want Therapists to Call Them on Their Bullshit

Affirmation is important, but too much can become suffocating for LGBTQ clients.

'Trans-Friendly' Company Policies Are Not Helping Unemployed Trans People

Even with a record-setting number of "trans-inclusive" companies in the U.S., transgender people are still disproportionately underemployed.

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The Fight to Stop Genital Surgeries on Intersex Infants

Intersex rights advocates are pushing for a ban on cosmetic genital surgeries for infants, saying they do irreparable harm.

The U.K. Has a Transphobia Problem and J.K. Rowling Is the Latest Offender

The author is supporting a woman's legal battle for her right to express anti-trans hate speech.

In the Face of Female Oppression, Take Refuge in the Spotted Hyena

People continue to say women can’t be leaders because it’s not biologically natural. They’re forgetting animals like the spotted hyena.

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People Suspected of Witchcraft Are Still Being Persecuted and Killed

An international group of advocates are urging the U.N. to do something about the ostracization and violence.

What to Do if You're Worried About Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

Even though it's illegal to treat parents unfairly, it still happens—and can be hard to recognize, let alone prove.

Where Each 2020 Democratic Candidate Stands on Palestine and Israel

This has long been one of few bipartisan issues, but that could change in 2020.

Immigrants Speak Out Against Iran, Risk Not Being Allowed Back Home

"There's only a limited amount of action we can take because if you speak out too much you can't travel to Iran again."

Julián Castro Wanted to Have Conversations America Wasn’t Ready For

The Democrats' range of candidates is getting smaller.

A Black Cop Is Suing His Department After His White Colleagues Allegedly Pointed a Loaded Gun at Him

They also used racial slurs and denied him promotions, according to the suit.

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