Three Girls Ages 5, 9, & 11 Raped And Murdered In India

  • Three young sisters ages 5, 9, and 11 have been raped and murdered in their small village in rural India after being kidnapped at some point on February 14. Indian police are now under fire for not taking their mother’s original missing persons complaint seriously. The country has been under scrutiny in recent months for high-profile gang rapes and their mishandling by the country’s politicians and police. [Guardian UK]
  • A Mississippi is defending their decision to publish an article about a same-sex wedding between two women. [Think Progress]
  • On cultural appropriation in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, which showed scantily-clad models photographed with locals in Namibia. [Racialicious]
  • Female governors discuss welfare policy more than their male counterparts, according to a new study in State and Local Government Review. [Raw Story]
  • Curator Shantrelle P. Lewis talks “Black Pete” and blackface in the Netherlands. [Madame Noire]
  • America sure loves our breast implants, don’t we? [Slate]
  • Edith Houghton, a rare female baseball scout for Major League Baseball, died earlier this month at age 100. [New York Times]


  • The head of the Bar Council in the UK has argued that accused rapists should be given anonymity until they are convicted. [Telegraph UK]
  • Architect Dame Zaha Hadid discusses the sexist behavior that women endure in architecture, calling London a particularly bad climate for misogyny. [Guardian UK]
  • Also, the UK’s most senior female judge, Lady Hale, said the upper echelons of the judiciary are not diverse enough. [Guardian UK]

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