Happy Tuesday morning, folks! Here’s what we are reading today.
• The U.S. might soon join the ranks of 18 other countries that allow transgender people to openly take part in the military. The Pentagon is working on a plan that is expected to materialize early next year. [The NYT]
• A summer camp that teaches teens how to protest abortion clinics is underway in Southern California. [Guardian]
• GOP presidential hopefuls are competing over who has the best anti-choice credentials. [RH Reality Check]
• This article talks about how men’s magazines—and specifically Esquire—has shaped the discourse of “manliness.” [The Awl]
• In this piece, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans profiles Robin Thede, the female head writer for the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. [NPR]
• Students have been voicing concern by way of mass protests over Brazil’s failing university system. An activist from Rio de Janeiro tells us about the ongoing protests .[Jacobin Magazine]
• A horrifying piece on how gangs in India are using gay dating websites to prey on LGBT people by extorting and threatening them. [WSJ]
• Here’s another article on how terribly wrong Donald Trump’s derogatory remarks on Mexicans are. [Slate]
• An ongoing exhibit Purchased Lives at the Williams Research Center in New Orleans is drawing attention to New Orleans’ role in domestic slave trade. [The Historic New Orleans Collection]
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