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Imagine If Our Virtual Assistants Were Black

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Imagine if Siri, Alexa and Cortana were named Deshawn, LaToya and Tyrell and, instead of being female, their voices were clearly identifiable as Black. We command them to make our appointments and take us places. We expect them to stand … Continue reading

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The Silly Sexist Conceit of Fetal Personhood

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The notion that life begins at conception is a variation on a very ancient cultural theme: penis worship. I’m slow sometimes, but after years of writing about abortion rights it finally occurred to me that “life begins at conception” is … Continue reading

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Is the Hijab a Symbol of Diversity or a Symbol of Oppression?

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Coca-Cola’s America the Beautiful ad on Super Bowl Sunday aimed to be a celebration of diversity, showcasing the many ethnicities that make up our modern social fabric. Right wing pundits jumped on the ad as a symbol that White Christian … Continue reading

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