Woman’s Family Sues Online Gun Website Over Lack Of Accountability

  • The family of Jitka Vesel filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Armslist.com for illegally selling a gun to the man who murdered her. Vesel was shot as many as 12 times in the parking lot of a Chicago suburb by a stalker. Her murderer was not  supposed to be able to legally acquire the murder weapon on Armslist.com, but was able to purchase it by paying an extra $200. [Think Progress]
  • Female avatars in the video game Second Life are more likely to be dressed in skin-revealing clothing, according to a study of 400 avatars. [Geekosystem]
  • Find out how Stanford University is bridging the gender gap in the computer sciences. [TechCrunch]
  • Meet Christian author Victoria Christopher Murphy, who has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for the second time. [Madame Noire]
  • The top 10 worst sexist remarks of 2012. [The Jane Dough]
  • On the mixed blessings of “dadvertising,” or advertising to fathers. [Bitch Magazine]
  • On women and power tools. [Slate]
  • Midge Turk Richardson, a former nun who bcame the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, died last week at 82. [BuzzFeed]


  • The 23-year-old woman who was gang raped on a bus in India last week has been flown out of New Delhi to a hospital in Singapore for more treatment. [New York Times]
  • … and then the son of the President referred to the protesters as “highly dented and painted,” meaning crazy and dressed like whores. [Indian Express]
  • India’s Prime Minister has set up two committees to look into issues pertaining to rape culture, specifically problems with sexual assault trials and women’s safety. [New York Daily News]
  • Also following the gang rape, an Indian cricket player and a Bollywood actress have come together to start a website called Cheer-O-Meter to support adolescent girls. [ONTD]
  • A hospital in Kenya is keeping poor women captive if they are unable to pay their medical bills. [New York Daily News]

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