Study: Female Genital Mutilation Ruins Sex Lives

  • Today in No Duh News: women who are forced to have their genitals cut as young girls have more sexual dysfunction as adults, according to a new study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. FGM or female circumcision removes all or part of a girl’s clitoris and labia for the purpose of restricting her enjoyment of sex. One-hundred-and-thirty million women have been cut, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. [Reuters]
  • Why casual sexism in science matters. [Boing Boing]
  • This white woman wearing a huge black Afro wig and writing about it on her blog Before And Afro is a joke, right? [PostBourgie]
  • Mormon feminists exist and they are for Obama. [Reuters]
  • Nerds! What do we think of these new PCs designed “for women by women”? Unless it is a chocolate bar shaped like a PC, I am not sure why I need a different computer than a man. [CNET]
  • Andi Zeisler from Bitch magazine on what we talk about when we talk about free speech. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Why is there a black/white gap in breast cancer mortality? [Ms. Magazine]
  • Columbia University no longer guarantees abortion coverage to all students. [Jezebel]
  • Avoiding sexism in legal writing: the pronoun problem. [Lawyerist]
  • On voting while trans and identity mismatches. [The American Prospect]
  • Is Major League Baseball’s dress code for reporters sexist? [Think Progress]
  • “Pitch Perfect” and its far-from-perfect portrayal of Asian-American women. [Racialicious]
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