Rhode Island Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage!

  • Rhode Island became the 10th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage last week! The state House and Senate both approved marriage equality and the governor signed it into law on Thursday. Congratulations, Rhode Island! [Feminist.org, Salon]
  • Today In Irony: the Air Force’s chief of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman. [HyperVocal]
  • The cost of birth control is higher in some low-income neighborhoods than in wealthy ones, according to a small study done in Florida. [Huffington Post]
  • Will this TED talk turn every man who watches it into a feminist? [Upworthy]
  • Meet Holly Jacobs, 29, who stood up to an ex-boyfriend who posted private pictures of her on revenge porn websites. [BetaBeat]
  • Good news, gays! You can change, just like rapists and murderers, according to Christian wackadoodle Pat Roberson. [Think Progress]
  • Women get called “crazy” by the tabloids a hell of a lot more than men do. [BuzzFeed]
  • How slut-shaming has been written into school dress codes across the country. [Think Progress]
  • Meet Jennie Lamere, a 17-year-old girl who won a Hackathon for inventing ¬†Twivo, a program that blocks TV spoilers from your Twitter feed. [Hello Giggles]
  • On the obvious sexism against American college student Amanda Knox. [New York Times]
  • Author Jamaica Kincaid says she only has the stereotype of an “angry” writer because she’s a black woman. [Clutch Magazine]


  • How one Cameroonian woman stopped her grandmother from ironing her budding breasts (for fear of attracting sexual predators). [UN Women]
  • Saudi Arabia will allow girl students at private schools to play sports if they adhere to a dress code and sharia law. [Guardian UK]
  • Egypt’s Information Minister has been called out for making sexually harassing comments to a female journalist during an interview. [BBC]
  • A British National Health Service doctor’s office run by a Christian group is being criticized for posting a sign that said some doctors on staff refuse to prescribe the morning-after pill. [Independent UK]
  • Still no decision yet on Beatriz, the sickly pregnant woman appealing to the El Salvador Supreme Court for a medically-necessary abortion. [Feminist.org]
  • Check out pictures from what is believed to be Kazakhstan’s first-ever gay wedding. [BBC]

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