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President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence. She will be freed in May 2017. [The New York Times]

• In order to find purpose and affirmation, Black artists rethink time and space as we know it to find a place for themselves. [Hazlitt]

CocoRosie and Anohni are greeting the Trump administration “with a mob of women and children armed with forks and knives.” Right on. [The Los Angeles Times]

Activists are planning a queer dance party outside of Mike Pence’s home. Please go and tell us all about it. [Vice]

The rate of abortions in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. [Rewire] 

• A new poll digs into how sexism affected the election. [Teen Vogue]

Check out this terrific interview with Bitch contributor Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein on Hidden Figures and women in science. [Gizmodo]

• Check out this Trump Cabinet Confirmations Blockade guide and get in touch with your representatives!

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When Obama talks about the power and meaning that he has gleaned from books, I hear the words of every person I’ve ever known who loves to read.

• As Zora Neale Hurston famously wrote, “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” Last year, around this time, it was already clear to us that 2016 would be an answer.

• Gender essentialism, a belief used to oppress throughout most of human civilization, can’t suddenly be used to support intersectionality.

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