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17 Instagram accounts showcase how important feminism is in 2018

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There’s no surprise that feminism was the word of the year in 2017. After 2016’s political rollercoaster, people began using their voices, platforms, and actions to demand change. 

However, the overwhelming demand to stay in touch with what’s going on in the world can be exhausting especially when it comes to social media. But, there are many accounts using their online presence to spread more good than bad.

They’ve made it their job to promote empowerment, information and overall positivity for the next 12 months.  Read more…

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Source: http://mashable.com/2018/01/21/17-instagram-feminism-2018/

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50 years after his death, King’s America still a world of trouble

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North Carolina ordered to redraw voting maps set by GOP


Federal judges have ruled that North Carolina’s congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone.

The ruling late Tuesday marks the second time…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-na-north-carolina-gerrymandering-20180110-story.html

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Erica Garner, Black Lives Matter activist, dies aged 27

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Tehran police: No more arrests of women for flouting dress code

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For reproductive rights campaigners 2017 felt like the calm before the storm


The Trump administration has chipped away at women’s access to contraception and other health services but an all-out assault may just be a question of time

The year 2017 was supposed to be when reproductive health battles simmering in the states boiled over into national policy.

Not only did Republicans retain control of Congress in last year’s election, Donald Trump stocked his administration with people opposed to not only abortion but everything from sex education to insurance coverage for contraception.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/30/for-reproductive-rights-campaigners-2017-felt-like-the-calm-before-the-storm