Some Anti-Abortion Fool Sat Up In A Tree During The Inauguration And Screamed About Babies

  • An anti-abortion protester climbed up a tree — just like a bear! — at Obama’s Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., today, holding a sign that read “Pray to end abortion” while screaming from amidst the branches. I bet that showed everyone. What I think is really funny is that the police just let him stay up there, assuming he’d either fall out or climb down. [The Gloss]
  • A drawing by the artist Kara Walker, which depicts a black female slave performing oral sex on a white man, was covered up at the Newark Public Library after patrons protested the image. The library has finally agreed to uncover the drawing and also invited Walker to come speak at the library to discuss her work. [Madame Noire]
  • On how poor women are becoming the face of abortion. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been hired as a contributor to CBS News. [Madame Noire]
  • On how Kate McKinnon from “Saturday Night Live” is ushering in better representation of lesbians on the show. [After Ellen]
  • Tennis player Gussie Moran died at age 89. [New York Times]


  • Pro-choicers in Ireland met this weekend to strategize how to repeal Amendment 8, the constitutional ban on abortion. [Irish Central]
  • The United States busted a sex trafficking ring which was funneling women from Central America and Mexico into prostitution. [BBC]
  • All the focus on violence against women in India hasn’t made the patriarchy there go away. [TIME]
  • Following the highly publicized gang rapes in India, women are turning to the marital arts. [Wall Street Journal]
  • LGBT Jamaicans have launched a new video campaign where they share their personal stories. [Gender Focus]
  • The murders of two girls, age 6 and 12, has drawn attention to violence against women in Guatemala. [CNN]

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