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Words and ideas that made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.
Image Credit: The New York Times

Image Credit: The New York Times

You're disillusioned. That's fine. Vote anyway: "We deserve politicians from all walks of life, not just the same old wealthy white heterosexual people who are overly represented in all branches of the government." (The New York Times)

Listen to Black women: "Listening to Black women and following their lead and their example is a habit shift that all people who call themselves feminists can benefit from." (Reading My Tea Leaves)

Chelsea Clinton on love trumping hate: "This is our country. It is what we make of it — what we accept and refuse to accept. What we resist and what we affirm." (Refinery 29

Stacey Abram's prescription for a maternal-health crisis: "Georgia is one of the riskiest places in the country for black women to have a child. That fact could make the difference in the governor's race." (The Atlantic)

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When New York women won the right to vote (1917): "All of these issues we’re dealing with now — voter suppression and voter rights and racial bigotry — they all come up in the fight for suffragists. It’s a lesson for today; it’s not just history.” (The New York Times)

How to be an informed voter: "On the heels and in the midst of so much tragedy in this country, this is one important way we can change the course of history. Mark your calendars, cancel your meetings, make it happen." (Man Repeller

Rabbis talk to children about responding to hate: "At that moment, I was thankful for our children’s resilience and felt deeply appreciative of the depth and richness of our tradition that sadly provided the children a helpful narrative frame to make sense of a world that seems so senseless." (The New York Times)

70-year-old runner wants to beat her own world record at New York City Marathon: "At first I started running just to lose a few pounds, and a friend of mine at the time, she was a runner, and she talked me into doing a 5-mile local race," Rice says. "She was third, and I was right behind her at the race. And that was it. And since then, she never beat me. The very following year, I decided to run a marathon." (NPR)

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