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Pagan News Beagle: Fiery Tuesday, July 21

Welcome back to Fiery Tuesday, our weekly column on political news of interest to Witches and Pagans! This week we take a look at feminism and why it matters. Read on as we cover the connections between anti-racism and feminism, what it means to be an "intersectional" feminist, and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams' own thoughts on the movement. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

After the terrorist attack in Charleston against the black community many around the country have rallied to combat racism and promote racial equality. What does that have to do with feminism? According to The Huffington Post's writer Kimberle Crenshaw quite a bit. Read more to learn why Crenshaw believes it is "imperative" for feminists to fight back against racism and in particular racist attitudes that seek to "protect" white women.

You may have heard the term "intersectionality" bandied about in relation to feminism but what does it mean exactly? Who are "intersectional feminists?" Activist blog Kick Action takes a look at the terminology and explains its meaning as well as its special role in bringing women of many different likes together.

What's the best way to combat ideological violence? That's the question The Guardian asked its readers in the wake of David Cameron's recent speech about combating "radicalism" among Muslim Britons. Based on the volume and content of the responses, it seems that many agree that ideological violence springs primarily from social inequality.

Another story from The Guardian, this time about Alaskan Natives and the impact of environmental changes on their culture. After countless generations spent whaling in accordance with their ancient traditions, Alaskan Natives like the Inupiat people may find their old lifestyle unsustainable. The culprit? Global warming. Read more after the link.

One of the breakout stars of HBO's popular Game of Thrones drama is undoubtedly Maisie Williams, the 18-year old actress best known for playing Arya Stark. Much like the character she's blade, Ms. Williams has no issues with defying society's expectations of women and recently declared that women shouldn't shirk from being seen as "bossy." Read more about the actress' feminist stance in this article from The Telegraph.

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