3 Men Charged With Raping Indian Woman, Jyoti Singh Pandey, Will Plead Not Guilty

  • Three of the six men who have been charged with raping 23-year-old Indian woman Jyoti Singh Pandey — who died from her injuries — are going to plead not guilty on the grounds that their were “lapses in the police investigation.” Oh, and also, their lawyer says, “Until today I have not seen a single incident or example of rape with a respected lady. Even an underworld don would not like to touch a girl with respect.” I just can’t with this. [SMH.co.au; NY Times]
  • Authorities in Steubenville, Ohio, have a launched a website to dispel what they call the “myths” about their investigation into the gang rape of an unconscious 16-year-old girl by local high school football players. [Time]
  • A new test has been developed in the U.S. which detects cancer of the cervix, womb and ovaries. Being able to detect cancer in the ovaries would especially be considered a major breakthrough, because ovarian cancer shows very little symptoms in the early stages and is not usually found until it’s too late. [Daily Mail UK]
  • A new study has concluded that overweight women are viewed less favorably in a court of law. [Reuters]
  • Total shocker! Female breadwinners still do most of the housework! [Buzzfeed]
  • Celebrating the brilliant writer Zora Neale Hurston. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Real women weigh in on the upside of single parenting. [Slate]
  • In defense of Zooey Deschanel, who last week said, ““I want to be a fucking feminist and wear a fucking Peter Pan collar.” [Slate]