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On Our Radar: August 1st
• Ghazala Khan, the mother of an Army captain killed in Iraq in 2004, responds to Donald Trump’s claims that she was not allowed to speak along with her husband at the DNC. Spoiler: She demolishes him. [The Washington Post]
• Speaking of demolishing, read Constance Wu’s response to Matt Damon’s role in the-upcoming film The Great Wall as a (white) hero in ancient China. Matt! Weren’t you paying attention during Project Greenlight? Guess not. [Think Progress & Jezebel]
• This piece about the Brujas, a skateboarding sisterhood that’s working to foster a sense of community among young people of color in New York City, is the best. [The New York Times]
• On a press tour this weekend, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys was “not prepared” to answer questions about sexual violence on the network’s shows, saying that the violence on the network was “not specific to women.” Really? [The Daily Beast]
• Why it’s so important that Alaska struck down parental consent for abortion. [The Establishment]
Here’s what we published yesterday at Bitch!
• This mix highlights women who are playing at Pickathon music fest, including Hurray for the Riff Raff, Adia Victoria, and Julia Holter.
• Clinton is a foreign policy expert and seasoned politician—but it’s her role as a mom that Democrats pointed out over and over this week.