Court Block’s Arizona’s Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks

  • Yesterday, a federal appeals court blocked Arizona from enforcing its ban on abortions after 20 weeks except in order to save the life of the mother or to avert “major bodily harm.” [Reuters, Politico]
  • EW. Director Alfred Hitchcock ruined “The Birds” star Tippi Hedren’s career because she wouldn’t have a sexual relationship with him. I had no idea about any of this, but it’s being turned into an HBO film called “The Girl.” [Think Progress]
  • Why female athletes usually get shafted in the post-Olympics hunt for endorsers. [Business Insider]
  • What you need to know about birth control, health care reform, and why the brand of contraception that you use is important. [XX Factor]
  • On sexual harassment in gaming culture. [New York Times]
  • On the politicizing of black women’s hair, in response to nasty comments being made about 16-year-old gymnast Gabby Douglas’ hair. [Feministing]
  • A lesbian Air Force veteran named Marie Tracy is cycling cross-country to raise awareness about LGBT troops. [Queerty]
  • A doctor from New York City’s Mount Sinai Medical Center has been charged with filming up-skirt videos of a woman in the subway. He had a tiny camera clipped onto a newspaper. [New York Times]
  • Amtrak has rolled out an ad campaign targeting lesbians and gays. [Queerty]
  • On STEM (that’s science, tech, engineering and math) and sexism. [Teach For America]
  • Find out more about Black GirlsCode, a workshop in San Francisco that trains girls of color, ages seven to 17, on how to build a website. Very cool! [Colorlines]
  • This Pakistani woman’s husband cut off her nose in an act of domestic violence. Here she is after 32 yeas and some plastic surgery. [BBC]
  • A mob in France attacked police officers who were checking the ID of a woman wearing a face-covering Islamic veil. It is illegal for Muslim women to wear face-covering veils in public.  [France24]
  • Here’s a peek at life for women living in the Gaza Strip. [Guardian UK]
  • Japanese women are no longer at the forefront of global life expectancy rankings. [BBC]
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