Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

  • French women are finally legally allowed to wear pants in Paris. Previously they would only allowed to do so while holding horse reins. [Guardian UK]
  • Five adult men accused of the rape and murder of an Indian woman have plead not guilty. The sixth rapist, a teenager, will be tried in a juvenile court. The 23-year-old student, Jyoti Singh Pandey, was beaten and gang raped while riding the bus home from a movie. She was so brutally injured from the rape that she had to be flown to Singapore for medical care, where she died. [BBC]

  • This fascinating chart shows all the different abortion restrictions which have been enacted state-by-state. [Washington Post]
  • Meet Ilyse Hogue, new president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. [Huffington Post]
  • Why it matters when race car driver Danica Patrick stars in sexist Super Bowl ads. [Slate]
  • Why the Super Bowl was a historic moment for black women in entertainment. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Meet advertising pioneer Shelly Lazarus, who is the brains behind many Super Bowl commercials. [MAKERS]
  • What happens when male sci-fi writers pose like female cover models? [The Mary Sue]
  • Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, an inspiration for the lead character in “A League Of Their Own,” died at 88. She played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1940s. [USA Today]


  • Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for her advocacy on behalf of girls’ education, speaks to the world in this new video. She has undergone several reconstruction surgeries recently and doctors say they are “very pleased” with her progress. [The Daily Beast, AP]
  • UK lawmakers are expected to vote to legalize gay marriage tomorrow. [AP]
  • On sexist job postings for women in China. [Radio Free Asia]

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