No Abortion Access? You’re At Increased Risk For Poverty

  • Denying women access to abortion services makes women more likely to fall below the poverty line in the subsequent years, according to a study out of the University of San Francisco. Which, if you think about it, makes sense: many women who have abortions are already mothers and choose to terminate a pregnancy rather than raise a child they (perhaps already) cannot afford. And then guess who needs public assistance from the government? You guessed it! [Think Progress]
  • Behold, the most sexist media incidents of 2012. Read it and weep, ladies. No, really, read it. And weep. [Name It Change It (PDF)]
  • Sexual assault survivors in the military on how they have contended with the military justice system. [Dart Society]
  • Fun with graphics! See how the number of female senators has tripled in the past 20 years. [Mashable]
  • Meet a Chinese mother of two young children in New York City who is stuck in immigration jail and facing deportation. [New York Daily News]
  • Why we all need to hear less about Paula Broadwell in the David Petraeus scandal. [Think Progress]
  • Well, now I have some hope for humanity: the two NYPD officers — often referred to as the “rape cops” — who were involved in the sexual assault of a drunk woman inside her NYC apartment will serve time in jail. [Gothamist]
  • Why we judge victims of sexual harassment. [xoJane]
  • There’s no good female equivalent for the word “bachelor.” Let’s fix that. [How About We]


  • On women’s fight to define the Arab Spring of 2011. [New York Times]
  • Some Afghan women are afraid their rights will further erode as Americans exit. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Hollaback! is headed to  Ireland and will expose men who sexually harass and catcall women. [Irish Central]
  • The British government has condemned so-called “ex-gay therapy” as harmful. [Think Progress]
  • What Chinese women really need from their country. [BBC]
  • Catching up with Malala, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban because of her activism on behalf of girl’s education. [CNN]
  • Italian opera singer Cecilia Bartoli on why she is “going against the diva cliché of being beautiful all the time.” [Telegraph UK]

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