Monday Reads

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  1. Listening to hip hop could actually improve your mental state. Bring on the Nicki Minaj.
  2. In Indonesia, women who want to become police officers must undergo a virginity test. That means if you want to become a policewoman, you have to be degraded as someone performs the “two finger test” to determine if your hyman is still intact. And if you’re married, you’re not even allowed to apply since your cherry has, obviously, already been popped.
  3. Obama is getting some heat for deciding, via executive order, to remove the threat of deportation for 4 million undocumented immigrants. I don’t know about you, but I got a stronger grasp on the situation by watching SNL over the weekend. It was a cute sketch, but here’s what it got right and wrong.
  4. It’s hard to wrap my head around these allegations about Bill Cosby’s [sexually] inappropriate behavior. Everyone has grown up with him as the “ideal” father so it is difficult to think of him another way. It is also difficult to think of something so socially (and morally) unacceptable from a social acitivst who has encouraged academic achievement and stressed the need for accountability from black parents. True or not, this is what people are saying about him.