Republican Party Platform Drafting Anti-Abortion Amendment

  • As the Republican Party pieces together its official platform to present at the Republican National Convention, a draft has been seen by CNN. It allegedly includes “a human life amendment” which makes references to the “unborn child” and a “right to life.” You can read in more detail about the specifics of the draft language at the links. [CNN, Salon]
  • Roseanne Barr remembers groundbreaking comedienne Phyllis Diller, who died on Monday at age 95. [The Daily Beast]
  • The seven stages of feminist grief, Rep. Todd Akin edition. [Jessica Valenti]
  • Questions that Republicans who are abandoning Akin should be forced to answer. (But probably won’t.) [The New Yorker]
  • Seven more crazy statements about rape from ding dongs who should know better. [The Daily Beast]
  • Police in Tampa, Florida, are arresting suspected prostitutes at strip clubs prior to the upcoming Republican National Convention. Funny, I thought it was johns who deserved to be behind bars (if anyone). [WPTV]
  • Comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick on Captain Marvel’s feminist history. [Los Angeles Times]
  • On the push for feminist film education. [Feministing]
  • On G-spots and junk science. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Sweden lets different Swedish citizens man its Twitter feed each week and this week that person is a dude who is addressing sexism and racism in gaming culture. [Beta Beat]
  • Seven Canadian women have filed an age discrimination complaint against Metro stores, claiming they were let go so the company could hire younger women to replace them. [The Star]
  • Am I surprised, even a little, that someone from the anti-feminist, arch-conservative group Concerned Women for America has written an attack piece on the jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot? [Forbes]
  • Meet the South African women who’ve become financially independent by selling Avon products. [San Francisco Gate]
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