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Miss Zee coloring book
  • Designer Miss Gee of Louisville, Kentucky, is trying to raise $5,000 via Kickstarter for a line of coloring books for young black girls. Also a mama, she wanted to find coloring books for her daughter, Zee, and was unable to find ones that depicted characters that looked like her daughter. It’s a worthy project and certainly one I hope Frisky readers will support! [Clutch Magazine]
  • Gregory Peterson, a Republican fundraiser who co-chaired an event for Mitt Romney, has been arrested for kidnapping and raping multiple women. Peterson, of Utah, was charged with nine counts of forcible sexual abuse, seven counts of rape, three counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, forcible sodomy, assault, burglary and sexual battery. Peterson harmed at least four women, whom he met both at church and via an online dating website. [Raw Story]
  • The Creole art gallery in Lansing, Michigan, is looking for vagina-themed artwork for an exhibit called “The Vagina Show,” coordinated in response to the recent foolishness over the word “vagina” being used in the state’s House of Representatives. [Detroit News]
  • Blogger Anna North at Buzzfeed’s Shift blog spoke with Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who is running for a seat in Illinois’ House of Representativs. [BuzzFeed]
  • Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers must fight a gender bias and retaliation lawsuit filed by junior partner Ellen Pao in open court, a San Francisco judge has ruled. [Business Week]
  • Today are the closing arguments on the Air Force’s sexual assault scandal at Lackland Ari Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Staff Sgt. Luis Walker has been charged with 28 counts, including aggravated sexual assault and rape, against at least 10 women in basic training. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • On lesbian BDSM and the male gaze. [Bitch Magazine]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Female athletes from both Australia and Japan flew to the 2012 London Olympics in coach while their male compatriots flew in business class. What gives, guys?! [Washington Post]
  • A Moscow court has begun the trail for Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band who have been jailed since February for protesting against President Vladimr Putin.  [Washington Post]

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