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ESPN Radio Hosts Suspended For Calling Trans Athlete An “It”

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  • ESPN Radio “temporarily” suspended hosts who made transphobic comments about a trans basketball player, including referring to her as “it” and saying that no one who is trans should be allowed to play sports. [Queerty]
  • Susan Rice is officially withdrawing from consideration for Secretary of State. [Twitter.com/NBCnews]
  • On Victoria’s Secret’s continued beef with an anti-rape group. [Black Book Mag]
  • Catholic University has rejected the creation of an LGBT allies student group on campus. [Think Progress]
  • Depressing chart time! Newspapers don’t care when notable women die. [Mother Jones]
  • On calling out sexism in the wine industry. [Inside IWM]
  • Feministe blogger Jill Filipovic on the many ways the blog The Good Men Project has become a haven for rape apologists … [Feministe]
  • … and blogger Kate Harding gives a big ol’ fuck you to so-called “men’s rights activists.” [Jezebel]
  • Reflecting on the 20th anniversary of Possessing The Secret Of Joy, Alice Walker’s novel which addresses female genital mutilation. [Uptown Magazine]
  • On the female pilots were who cut from “Return Of the Jedi” and the future of “Star Wars.” [Think Progress]
  • We’re having the wrong conversation about sex work and it makes Rush Limbaugh happy. [Feministing]
  • Morehouse College, a historically black college, will offer its first course on black LGBT history. [Queerty]
  • What the fiscal cliff means for black women. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Why labor unions are a feminist issue. [Ms. Magazine]

INTERNATIONAL

  • On the war widows of Iraq. [Guardian UK]
  • Scotland will introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage in 2013. [Queerty]
  • Women’s rights are in question in the new Egyptian constitution. [Feminist.org]
  • A bill that would provide free contraception to poor Filipinos is advancing through the Philippine House of Representatives. [Feminist.org]
  • Clips of customers falling over while they rush to catch a train, which were put together by Network Rail as safety warnings, are being criticized for showing women. [Guardian UK]
  • Learn more about the Solar Cooker Project and how it helps Darfuri women refugees. [Ms. Magazine]

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