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Today’s Lady News: Obedient Wives Club Spreads Through Southeast Asia

  • (Cue Stefan voice) Southeast Asia’s hottest club is the Obedient Wives Club, where Muslim women cure problems like domestic violence and prostitution by being “submissive” to their husbands and giving them whatever they want in the bedroom. Good luck with that, ladies. Let me know how it goes. [Guardian UK]
  • The 14 men and boys in Texas who are accused of gang-raping an 11-year-old girl in November appeared in court today. [Yahoo]
  • A bill requiring California’s public schools to include the contributions of gays, lesbians and transgender people in their history lessons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. [Los Angeles Times]
  • If Casey Anthony were black. [Feministing]

  • Connecticut’s Governor Dan Malloy signed a bill into law today outlawing discrimination based on gender identity and expression. [Raw Story]
  • Donors have raised $23K towards legal fees for a Texas cheerleader who sued her school after she was kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for her rapist. [Think Progress]
  • Here’s a list of the various consequences the Guinean hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault could face. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • Author/blogger Emily Gould is launching her own e-book publisher called Emily Books. [NY Observer]
  • “Teen Mom”: feminist or not? [Sexy Feminist]
  • Jane Scott, a rock music critic who took up her beat at the ripe old age of 45 in 1964, died on Monday at age 92. She worked as a society reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and her big break came when the Beatles came to town. [NY Times]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Meet Afghanistan’s fearless young feminists. [UN Dispatch]
  • British sex ed is slowly encroaching on America’s abstinence-only sex education territory. [AbortionRights.org UK]
  • Thailand elected Yingluck Shinawatra as its first-ever female prime minister on July 3. Shinawatra is the sister of a former Thai prime minister who has been living in exile after her was overthrown by a coup. [Gender Across Borders]
  • Meet Marta Vieira da Silva, star of Brazil’s national women’s soccer team. [Jezebel]

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