The New Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Francis I) Is Anti-Gay

  • Today, cardinals named Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archibishop of Buenos Aires,  the newest Pope. Pope Francis I, as he will be called, is the first-ever Latin American Pope. I am dismayed to read that Bergoglio has said marriage equality is “a machination of the Father of Lies” (that would be Satan) that seeks to “confuse and deceive the children of God.” [Queerty]
  • Ever wonder why women have no say in the papal vote? All 115 of the cardinals who vote on the new Pope are men. [CNN]
  • The rape trail of two Steubenville High School football players began today. The 16-year-old young woman at the center of the assault, who was raped, peed on, and photographed by the student partygoers, may testify. [, Seattle Times]
  • Men who idealize large breasts are more likely to be hostile towards women, according to new research. [The Atlantic]
  • A study of discrimination in mortgage lending shows that loans for African-American women are the least likely to be approved. [UPI]
  • Here’s the longlist for the Women’s Prize For Fiction 2013 (or, the literary prize formerly known as the Orange Prize For Fiction). [Women’s Prize For Fiction]
  • Why crimes against prostitutes are hate crimes. [Ms. Magazine]
  • A three-day retrospective on the film history of Pam Grier is coming to New York City. [Clutch Magazine]


  • Catholic women released pink smoke outside the Vatican to protest the  ban on women as priests. [BuzzFeed]
  • New Zealand passed a marriage equality bill today! [Seattle Times]

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