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Digest for October 28th through October 29th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 28th through October 29th:

  • Why the Term ‘Biblical Marriage’ Is Misleading – While same-sex marriage is not endorsed in the Bible, neither is a loving, mutually agreed upon union of a man and woman.
  • We must abandon Bill Cosby: A broken trust with women, black America – It is high time that we decide as a nation that the symbolic slaying (and perhaps the actual locking up) of some of our most beloved men is an entirely reasonable price to pay for creating a world safe for women and children, a world where we don’t accede to narratives that convince us yet again that predators are really “good guys.”
  • A Tax Bonus for Black and Latino Men? – What if I told you that there is a policy change that is pretty much guaranteed to help low-income people of color struggling to get out of poverty, and that it has Democratic and Republican support even in today's super-polarized Congress? Sound too good to be true? Well that's what the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) expansion is.
  • America’s 10 Worst LGBT Work Insults – These are just 10 of the hundreds of comments made to this year's LGBT2020 research by U.S. respondents, who chose to write — in their own words — what is happening right now in their workplaces.
  • Video Proof That Men Are Pigs – In this video titled “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” we get to bear witness to what it’s like for a young woman to get from A to B, and why sometimes a compliment feels like harassment.
  • Black Freedom Fighters in Ferguson: Some of Us Are Queer – This week for #FergusonFridays we turn to two Black queer leaders, Ashley Yates and Larry Fellows III, who have been working on the front line in Ferguson, MO along with others from the start of the burgeoning movement.
  • Empathy Deficit Disorder – Almost two-thirds of working Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. And they’re worried sick about whether their kids will ever make it. They need leaders who understand their plight instead of denying it.
  • How our winner-take-all society makes us tougher on our kids – The rise of helicopter parents like Amy Chua, whose 2011 book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" brought attention to an increasingly popular parenting style emphasizing hard work and strict child rearing, could be less of a cultural phenomenon than a mere economic reality.

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