Oh My, It’s First Lady Cookie Bake-Off Time

  • The cookie bake-off between the First Lady and her husband’s opponent’s wife is afoot. You can’t see me rolling my eyes, but trust me, it is happening. Please, please, please, can Hillary run for president in 2016 so the world can learn Bill Clinton’s Rice Krispy treats? [Slate]
  • We know all about the men who were involved in the Watergate scandal — but about the women? [NPR]
  • Happy 40th birthday to PFLAG, the support group for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. [After Ellen]
  • On comedian Louis C.K. casting a black actress, Susan Kelechi Watson, as the mother to his children on his show “Louie.”  [Racialicious]
  • Joan Dunlop, a reproductive rights activist in New York, has died at age 78. [Jezebel]
  • What are La Barbe, the French feminists who satirize sexism with fake beards, up to lately? [CBC]
  • Female athletes in Saudi Arabia have been given permission to compete in the 2012 Olympics. But will fear of backlash at home keep them from competing? [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Women in India are fighting for private toilets because violence against women using public toilets is on the rise. [Tribune India]
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