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Boy Scouts Keeping Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders

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  • The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are keeping their policy banning gay scouts and gay leaders after a two-year policy review. I know this item has nothing to do with women, exactly. But homophobia does have to do with women, so I’m including it.  [New York Daily News]
  • The FDA has approved Truvada, the first-ever pill to prevent risk of infection by HIV. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Navy is introducing gender-neutral bathrooms on their ships. [Feministing]
  • Chik-Fil-A’s CEO and president addresses his company’s record of bigotry against gays and says he prays God forgives us “prideful, arrogant” marriage equality activists. [Blackbook, Think Progress]
  • “Cooch Watch”? I approve of the name already. [Think Progress]
  • Why the allegation that George Zimmerman, the Florida man who killed Trayvon Martin, sexually molested a young woman for many years is relevant to his history of violence. [XX Factor]
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, who wrote that recent Atlantic article about how “women can’t have it all,” has gotten a book deal, of course. [New York Times]
  • “The Newsroom” and its treatment of women gets even more insufferable as the series goes on. [NYMag.com]
  • “Queen Of Country Music” Kitty Wells died yesterday at the age of 91. [Reuters]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Papua New Guinea is battling one of the worst rates of domestic violence in the world. Here’s what the country is doing to fix it. [Al Jazeera]
  • A lesbian teenager being bullied was told by school official to “tone down” her gayness. [The Local]
  • Six female Olympians to watch at the London 2012 Olympics. [Think Progress]

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