Georgia Judge Temporarily Blocks Abortion Law

  • A Georgia judge has granted a temporary injunction against an anti-abortion law that would go into effect on January 1, at the behest of three doctors in the state. [Bloomberg]
  • A trolley service in Annapolis, Maryland, is shutting down its business to all weddings rather than accomodate couples from same-sex marriages who want to use the trolleys on their big day. [Raw Story]
  • Actress Pia Glenn on how she is constantly being told she is not “black enough” for acting jobs. [xoJane]
  • A federal appeals court has ordered Hobby Lobby, an arts-and-crafts store in Colorado owned by evangelical Christians, that they must abide by the provisions about women’s reproductive health in the Affordable Care Act. [Raw Story]
  • Meet two sorority sisters from AEPhi at Emerson College who are going to get hitched. [Yahoo! Shine]
  • Gymnast Gabby Douglas has been named the Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press. [The Grio]


  • On a Brazilian TV show called “How To Take Advantage Of The End Of The World,” a white woman dresses up like a black woman so she can more easily have sex with a black man. [Clutch Magazine]
  • An Irish cardinal is calling for Catholics to protest against the clarification of the country’s abortion law, following the death of a 31-year-old woman who died after she was refused medical care during her miscarriage. [Irish Central]
  • India is being criticized for not doing enough to protect its women from rape. Wait, you mean arming ourselves with chili powder is not a good suggestion? [BBC]
  • Israel is planning to review limits placed on women at the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in the country. [New York Times]
  • Iran is denying that female Russian employees at a Tehran power plant are paid extra to wear a hijab, a body-covering Muslim veil. [Radio Free Europe]
  • Find out how women in Burma are fighting back against human trafficking. [Guardian UK]
  • Kenyan women are creating their own geek culture online. [NPR]

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