Saudi Women Allowed To Ride Bikes, But Only While Wearing An Abaya & Accompanied By A Male Relative

  • Guess what everyone?! Saudi Arabia will reportedly now permit women to ride a bicycle in public … but only in parks … and only while accompanied by a male relative … and only while dressed in a body-covering abaya veil. Um … that sounds  … leisurely. [Think Progress, Huffington Post]
  • Sue Everhart, chairwoman of the Georgia GOP, warned that if we legalize same-sex marriage straight people will enter into sham gay marriages just to get benefits.  [Talking Points Memo]
  • Some good news for once: nominations for the National Magazine Awards are finally equal between men and women. [Mother Jones]
  • Meet Sidra Smith, the woman producing “Free Angela,” the documentary about civil rights activist and feminist Angela Davis. [Essence]
  • Seven solutions for ending the gender wage gap between men and women. [New York Times]
  • Why doesn’t SeaWorld extend its free-admission program to gay military families? Lesbians love dolphins! [Queerty]
  • Iowa lawmakers are threatening to defund a community college of $25 million because it plans to sponsor an LGBT youth conference. [Queerty]
  • Meet eight dynamic black women editors in new media. [Ebony]
  • On the role of TV’s “token grandmas.” [Bitch Magazine]
  • On how “Spring Breakers,” the new film starring Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson, reinforces rape culture. [Guardian UK]


  • On being a poor woman in Morocco. [Al-Jazeera]
  • Meet two young women who are working in Rwanda, Uganda and Sudan to keep girls in school and out of brothels. [The Daily Beast]
  • British women working for an aid convoy in Libya were attacked and sexually assaulted by pro-government militiamen. [Sky News]
  • There’s been a 148 percent increase in reported rapes following the highly publicized gang rapes of young women in India over the past few months. [Sky News]
  • Attention, lesbians and gays: Albania has been named the most homophobic country in Europe. [Queerty]

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