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What I’m Reading – August 20 2013

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I’ve got some cookies cooling on the racks. We’ve just cancelled our cable and so will be TV-free (well, non-streaming-TV) as of tomorrow. It feels awesome, especially since now our internet is RIDICULOUSLY fast. All the better to load more articles …

– From the woman who started #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen: On Feminist Solidarity and Community: Where Do We Go from Here? (via @Karnythia)

– Well this is fascinating. We have student loan debt in this house and right now it’s absolutely keeping us from buying a home. Can you imagine if undergraduate education in the US were free? How far to free? (h/t @fakedansavage)

– A critique of Orange is the New Black: Orange is NOT the New Black (via @feministegriote)

– Oh hey, something else the U.S. does with respect to crime that no one else does: The Ex-Con Factor (via @jbouie)

– I read one of Mr. Wise’s books and admit that at the time, I liked it. *shudder*: 9 Ways Tim Wise is Fugging Up (h/t @thetrudz)

– Good analysis of Mayor Bloomberg’s hypocrisy: Stop-and-Frisk City: Does Bloomberg Really Care About Kids’ Safety? (via @mollyknefel)

– Ruh Roh Raggy: US doesn’t know what Snowden took, sources say

– Hey. Dr. Phil perpetuates rape culture. Jackass: The vile tweet Dr. Phil deleted (h/t @JessicaValenti)

– Tonight’s FFS: An NYC High Rise Is Putting In Separate Entrances For Rich And Poor Renters (h/t @AngryBlackLady)

Let’s end on a high note – here’s part 2 of Anita Sarkeesian’s “Damsels in Distress” video (CN: this one has some graphic violence):

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