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Pussy Riot Singers Sent To Russian Prison Colonies

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  • The two jailed members of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band who were found guilty of “hooliganism” for speaking out publicly against President Vladmir Putin, have been sent to prison colonies, their lawyer has confirmed. A third member of Pussy Riot was released on appeal earlier this month. [Newser]
  • Texas continues to take an axe to low-income women’s access to reproductive health care. [Feminist.org]
  • Women who describe the circumstances they were in when they had an abortion … [AP]
  • … and doctors describe how they and their patients are affected by an increasing number of laws dictating what they can and can’t do when providing abortions. [Salon]
  • A man accused of domestic violence shot seven women at a spa outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his estranged wife worked, killing three women. [San Francisco Gate]
  • Foster children do just as well with gay parents as with straight ones, according to a study of 82 at-risk kids placed in foster care in Los Angeles County published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. [Queerty]
  • Find out how Microsoft is getting more girls into computer science. [Forbes]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban last week for being a girls’ education activist, is healing nicely at a hospital in Birmingham, England. She can now stand and write and doctors believe she’ll be able to talk again once they remove a tube from her throat. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has gotten a bump in her approval ratings after she called out some sexism where she saw it (that would be in her own parliament). [Guardian UK]
  • Why education — especially of girls — needs to be in the foreign policy debate. [TIME]
  • Check out this photo series from photographer Shadi Ghadirian on the lives of Iranian women. [Foreign Policy]
  • Meet the Orthodox Jewish women, including director Rama Burshtein whose feature “Fill The Voice” appeared at the Venice Film Festival, who are committed filmmakers. [New York Times]
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