Find Out If You Were “Legitimately” Raped With This Helpful Song

  • God bless singer Taylor Ferrera!  This song, “Legitimate Rape,” is so kickass: “I was a little drunk / illegitimate rape! / I know the rapist well / illegitimate rape! / my skirt was kinda short / illegitimate rape! / I’m married to the man / that’s a husband’s privilege.” Amazing.  [YouTube]
  • Blogger Amanda Marcotte on why “I’m pro-choice but … ” is a shitty thing to say. [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd takes Todd Akin to task in one of the best columns she has ever written. [New York Times]
  • Krystal Ball, the former Democratic candidate in Virginia whose goofy party photos were used to slut-shame her by opponents, has rebuilt her life after the scandal. []
  • On why Rep. Todd Akin didn’t really “misspeak.” [Slate]
  • Politico reporter Dave Catanese apologizes for defending Akin. [Talking Points Memo]
  • Lots of us ladybloggers are feeling “rape fatigue” and Erin Gloria Ryan over at Jezebel is no different. [Jezebel]
  • A syphilis outbreak has shut down porn production in L.A. [Guardian UK]
  • Yet another New York City police officer has been charged with sexual assault. [Gothamist]
  • On hear deathbed, Seattle school board member and school principal Cheryl Chow has come out of the closet as gay because she wants to be a role model for youngsters. [Think Progress]
  • Should black women care about Pussy Riot? [Clutch Magazine]
  • A UK politician says accused rapist Julian Assange is guilty of “bad manners” but not rape. [Buzzfeed]
  • Germany’s Chancellor Andrea Angela Merkel has been named the most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. [BBC]
  • Meet Slink, the UK magazine for women “with curves.” [Guardian UK]
  • Why has a report found women are “not flourishing” in the Australian military? [BBC]
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