90 Women Murdered By Intimate Partners Or Family Members In The 8 Weeks Since The Newtown Massacre

  • The gun lobby says us ladies need guns to protect ourselves. But reporter Melissa Jeltsen at the Huffington Post paints a different picture: guns in the hands of abusive partners kill women. A lot of women. People who have been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence or who have a DV restraining order against them can’t legally purchase guns — so how do you explain far too many women being murdered with guns by partners or family? [Huffington Post]
  • Did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just launch a website for her her 2016 presidential run? Or is it just, you know, a pretty website? [The Stir]

  • … perhaps too pretty?  Fox News has tactfully asked if Clinton has gotten a face lift. [NYMag.com]
  • A Colorado bill that would have made it illegal to perform or receive an abortion died in a state House committee. [Feministing]
  • Unsurprisingly, someone from the anti-gay Christian group Focus On The Family has said something douchey about gender identity. [Think Progress]
  • President Obama has nominated business executive Sally Jewel to run the Interior Department, which deals with the environment. [Huffington Post]
  • On how to cope with your parents if you are “outed” to them as a sex worker against your wishes. [Tits & Sass]
  • Teachers: here’s how to check if your syllabus reinforces the patriarchy. [Bitch Magazine]
  • On Beyoncé, the Super Bowl, and slut-shaming. [Feministing]


  • On how posting pictures of her husband’s physical abuse on China’s social media network, Weibo, helped an American named Kim Lee get a divorce on the grounds of domestic violence. [New Yorker, Mashable]
  • Egypt’s Prime Minister says women with unwashed breasts are making their babies have diarrhea. Presented without comment. [Jezebel]

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