Hey, Conservatives: Even Nancy Reagan Supports Marriage Equality

  • Former First Lady Nancy Reagen supports marriage equality, according to a new Sirius interview with her daughter Patti Davis. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Religious Right! In the interview, Davis explained her mother does support the legalization of gay marriage but emphasized that Reagan “is not comfortable going out in the public eye and getting in the firing line of anything.” Okay, that last part is kind of shitty. But I’m still happy to hear even Nancy friggin’ Reagan believes all love is created equal. [Huffington Post]
  • On how poverty drove women into Kermit Gosnell’s illegal abortion clinic. [Think Progress]
  • A Philadelphia priest allegedly sexually assaulted a woman and smeared menstrual blood on her face and then told detectives he couldn’t speak about the assault because it happened at confession. The church then sent him to Poland. [AlterNet]
  • Oh, look, another Internet shitstorm about feminism! [Daily Dot]
  • The Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act, or STOP Act, has been reintroduced in Congress, and would create an autonomous group of both military and civilian personnel to oversee sexual assault cases in the armed forces. [Feminist.org]
  • A transgender woman was arrested in Georgia and placed in an isolated cell in a men’s facility. [Think Progress]
  • On women’s memoir writing and sexism in publishing. [NYMag.com]
  • The Tribeca Film Festival will honor a female writer or director with the Nora Ephron Prize, a $25,000 cash award in honor of the late writer/director Nora Ephron. [BlackBook Mag]
  • On Ray J’s song about Kim Kardashian “I Hit It First” and the art of hoe shaming. [Feministing]

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