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12-Year-Old Commits Suicide After Being Called “Slut,” “Whore” Online

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  • A 12-year-old girl named Gabrielle Molina in Queens, New York, committed suicide this week because cyberbullies called her a “slut” and a “whore.” Molina had also recently gotten into a fistfight at school, which was taped and posted on YouTube. [New York Daily News]
  • While delivering the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy, President Obama warned that those who commit sexual assault are undermining  the American military’s standing in the world. [USA Today]
  • Oklahoma’s state Senate advanced a bill yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. [Huffington Post]
  • Summer music festivals all have very male lineups this year. [Salon]
  • ExxonMobil was caught discriminating against an imaginary LGBT applicant for a job. [Huffington Post]
  • President Obama announced he is posthumously awarding the Medal Of Freedom to Sally Ride, the third woman and first American woman in space. [The Mary Sue]
  • On how racism is a cause of ongoing health problems in Latina communities. [RH Reality Check]
  • UGHHH, this is annoying. [Jezebel]
  • A bill to prevent gender-neutral housing (i.e. living with roommates of the opposite sex) at the University of North Carolina has reappeared in the state legislature. [LGBTQ Nation]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Afghanistan’s parliament failed to pass a law that would ban violence against women. [Reuters]
  • A 40-year-old Malaysian man accused of rape has married his 13-year-old alleged victim. [Guardian UK]
  • A radio show in Ethiopia called “Yegna,” which means “ours,” seeks to unite young women. [The Daily Beast]
  • The BBC profiled artist Hannah “Habibi” Hopkins for her work about Muslim women. [BBC]
  • Canadian feminist activist Dorothy Inglis has died at age 87. [CBC.ca]

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