Shot By The Taliban For Being A Feminist: Cartoonist Illustrates Malala’s Story

  • This is awesome: Australian cartoonist Gavin Aung Than has created a cartoon depicting the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban because she’s a vocal activist on behalf of girls’ education. It’s short and sweet, but terrifying and touching. You can read the full cartoon on his web site, Zen Pencils.  [Clutch Magazine]
  • Celeste Greig, head of the California Republican Assembly, suggested that pregnancies resulting from rape are rare “because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized.” It’s like Todd Akin 2.0! [Feministing]
  • New York City’s City Council Speaker Christine Quinn official announced her candidacy for mayor. If elected Quinn would be NYC’s first openly gay mayor, as well as its first female mayor. [Gothamist]
  • South Dakota’s governor signed that awful anti-abortion bill into law which extends waiting periods to not include weekends or holidays. []
  • Black female veterans are disproportionately among the homeless population, according to recent studies by the Department of Defense. [Clutch Magazine]
  • There’s a nice long profile of Ruth Bader Ginsberg in The New Yorker this week. [New Yorker]
  • Twilight author Stephenie Meyer considers herself a feminist, even if you don’t. [Guardian UK]
  • Wonder Woman fans have a five-year-old’s birthday party to be jealous of. [DC Women Kicking Ass]


  • The alleged ringleader in the Indian gang rape which resulted in the death of Jyoti Singh Pandey, has been found dead in his jail cell. [Newser]
  • Queen Elizabeth is expected to sign a charter announcing the British Commonwealth opposes all forms of discrimination. [Huffington Post]

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