Today’s Lady News: Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

  • Yup, the city of Topeka actually decriminalized domestic violence (and other misdemeanors) so that it won’t have to pay to prosecute the crimes. Facepalm. [New York Times]
  • Good news about teens and sex: eight out of 10 American teen boys between 2006 and 2010 used a condom the first time they had sex. That’s an increase of nearly 10 percent! [UPI]
  • California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to mandate hospitals develop policies to promote breastfeeding among new moms, which will go into effect January 2014. []
  • Police in Brooklyn, New York, think they’ve caught a suspected groper and/or rapist who has been attacking women. [Gothamist]
  • Find out more about Tello Films, which aims to be the “lesbian YouTube.” [Time Out Chicago]
  • Are black best friend TV characters a diversity fake-out? [Clutch Magazine]
  • “Terra Nova”‘s take on birth control.  [Feminists For Choice]
  • Women in Colombia have ended a sex strike because their demand for a newly paved road was finally met. [San Francisco State]
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