The (News) Edit

The thoughts and ideas that made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world this week.
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Nia Wilson and the media's portrayal of Black women as "less innocent" victims: "It’s devastating that in the midst of her mourning one of the most immediate truths was that she knew that her sister’s character was likely to be maligned." (Refinery 29

Brett Kavanaugh is nice. That doesn’t mean he’s not sexist: “The only people who benefit, when we conflate rudeness and sexism, are the sexists themselves — which is why they work so hard to promote that confusion.” (Medium)

The lost ones: “While the 463 children of deported parents would seem to represent the toughest challenge for this government—the most troublesome examples of its controversial policy—the administration, it seems, has effectively washed its hands of them: No plan is in place to assist these reunifications, no specific resources allocated.” (The Atlantic)

Leader of the persistence, Elizabeth Warren’s full-body fight to defeat Trump: “Perhaps it was hard in the wake of 2016 to imagine pinning Democratic hopes on another woman. But sometimes you need a crisis (or five) to see the obvious, and this summer’s cascade of them has brought Warren’s role into sharper relief.” (The Cut)

What feminists can do for boys: “While women protest, run for office and embrace the movement for gender equality in record numbers, a generation of young, mostly white men are being radicalized into believing that their problems stem from women’s progress.” (The New York Times)

Motherhood in the age of fear: “We now live in a country where it is seen as abnormal, or even criminal, to allow children to be away from direct adult supervision, even for a second.” (The New York Times)

For the Trump White House, even the weather has become fake news: “Attempting to convince a group of trained journalists that the sun is not actually in the sky seems a bold move. But in fact, this effort is fairly junior-league compared to the more artful ways in which the White House press shop has systematically attempted to warp the truth.” (Vanity Fair)

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