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  • One of the members of Pussy Riot, the Russian  feminist punk collective that was imprisoned for “hooliganism” after publicly speaking out against President Vladmir Putin, has been hospitalized. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been suffering from headaches and now says she has been overworked at the prison colony where she was sentenced to two years of hard labor (sewing the linings of 320 jackets per day). [Yahoo]
  • Two different people have sent me this TED Talk called “50 Shades Of Gay,” so I think that means I must share it with you all. [TED]
  • Glenn Beck said something reprehensible about the military lifting the ban on women in ground combat, you will be shocked to hear. [Raw Story]
  • A man in Washington State has been charged with a hate crime after he hit a car with two women in it, pulled the Club out of his car, and told the women, “I can tell you’re lesbians. I should beat the crap out of you.” [King5]
  • Democrats supposedly have the 60 voted to break a filibuster on renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. [Talking Points Memo]
  • An interview with the Seattle University School of Law Professor Carmen G. Gonzalez, editor of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. [Bitch Magazine]
  • On the feminism of “Zero Dark Thirty.” [Salon]
  • Meet Moogega Cooper, who graduated college at 16, worked for NASA as a Planetary Projection Engineer, and is now on TBS’ reality show “King Of The Nerds.” [Madame Noire]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Meet Grace Amey-Obeng of Ghana, who has gotten wealthy promoting black skincare products and fighting skin-bleaching products. [BBC]
  • On the Bangladeshi women who trek to India to work as “dancing girls,” which some governments view as trafficking. [Guardian UK]
  • 17-year-old Afghani singer Latifa Azizi is facing threats to her in her family for appearing on a TV talent show called “Afghan Star.” [Reuters]
  • On the Pakistani women who say they have been abandoned by their British husbands and separated from their children. [BBC]
  • The president of Kyrgyzstan has signed a bill increasing the punishment for bride kidnapping (AKA kidnapping a woman or girl under age 17 for marriage). [Radio Free Europe]

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