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This Geeky Dressmaker Is Raising Money for Planned Parenthood

Danielle Ward was sitting in her apartment when the news came on, telling her that states can now block federal funding going to Planned Parenthood.
Ward said, “I was seeing red. I was so livid that I walked to my computer and said ‘I’m giving …

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Burn! J.K. Rowling Smacks Down Hater Who Threatens to Burn Her Books

We love J.K. Rowling for her expansive and surprisingly realistic look at wizards in her famed Harry Potter series. But we also love her for her sharp mind and sharper tongue. So when one hater threatened her on Twitter, she came up with a comeback so full of fire, the entire internet felt the burn. […]

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3 Dystopian Futures Women Could Face Thanks to Rick Santorum

Of all the Republican candidates for president, Rick Santorum is the only one who makes me want to fling a copy of The Feminine Mystique at his head. Although he’s the darling of conservative women, his views on women’s equality, below, are about as quaint and old-fashioned as scurvy and lynching—not to mention bewildering, repulsive, and out of place in 21st century America. It seems Santorum wants to put us in a time machine and send us on a one-way trip to the 1950s, when men were men and women were girls.

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4 Public Interest Groups Who Are Fighting for Your Digital Freedom (part 2)

Last week, I wrote the first part of this article, about public interest groups that focus specifically on technology. I introduced Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

As I said last week, “These public interest groups are in a constant battle to fight against laws that restrict our freedom or threaten our privacy, or to alter aged laws and policies that don’t keep current with rapidly evolving technology. Their victories—and there are many—have improved the lives of everyone who’s ever owned a tech toy.”

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