She said: Hate crimes, birth control and civil rights

Here is some of what women are writing about on the Web:

Keli Goff, writing for The Root, asks why African Americans have not shown more outrage over the death of Mark Carson, the openly gay black man whose recent murder in New York City has shaken the gay community.

Tracie Egan Morrissey over at Jezebel questions why the Catholic Church is fighting the contraception requirement in the Affordable Care Act when, according to the New York Times, the Archdiocese of New York has been quietly paying for such coverage for more than a decade.

Rebecca Onion at Slate has dug up a fascinating, 50-year-old  video of a group of   Hollywood heavyweights, including Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Sydney Poitier — along with literary heavyweight James Baldwin — discussing the civil rights movement.

Vanessa Williams is a deputy national editor at The Post and edits the She The People blog. She has covered and edited local and national politics for the paper. Contact her at
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