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The (News) Edit

News that made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.

Welcome to our weekly news edit where we share articles that made us reflect on the state of world and also consider where we stand.

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Questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Kamala Harris asked if he knew of any laws “that the government has the power to make over the male body?”

Protecting legal abortion is about more than women dying, it’s about women living: “Millennia later, women still have to stage massive protests for their right not to be pregnant. The problem is not that we’re screaming too loudly. The problem is that it’s 2018 and we still have to scream.” (Elle)

Ayanna Pressley and the might of the black political left: “They also represent the new political power of black progressives who defy stereotypes of black politicians as wedded to respectability politics and unwilling to take on issues of people who live on the margins of the black community.” (The New York Times)

Kavanaugh is scary for all women. But the stakes have always been higher for black women: “I remember we did not arrive in this place suddenly. Indeed, many of us have been here for years.” (Elle)

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