Steubenville Hacker Could Do More Prison Time Than The Rapists

  • Deric Lostutter, the Anonymous hacker who exposed the Steubenville rape case — in which players on the high school football team sexually assaulted a drunk girl at a party and were protected by their community — is facing hacking-related charges from the FBI, which carry up to 10 years in prison. Ten years, by the way, is a lot longer than either of the convicted rapists will spend behind bars. Lostutter said he is being made an example of by the FBI. [Think Progress]
  • Ohio’s state Senate advanced a budget bill that strips state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics, which provide reproductive health care to low-income women, including cancer screenings and HIV testing. Instead the state would grant funding to so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which have been known to lie to women about reproductive health while discouraging them away from abortions. The bill now heads to the Ohio state House. [Raw Story]
  • Scary: a majority of women, blacks and Latino seniors are on the cusp of poverty. [Los Angeles Times]
  • A Baptist daycare/preschool in Fayetteville, North Carolina, fired one of its employees because she is pregnant and unmarried. [Madame Noire]
  • Filmmaker Katina Parker is making a documentary series about black LGBTQ activists. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Silicon Valley’s race and gender problem, as depicted in three charts. [Mother Jones]
  • Delaware’s state Senate has advanced a bill banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity. The bill now heads to the state House. [LGBTQ Nation]
  • Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant thinks that the American education system is so bad because moms aren’t staying at home with their children as much anymore. [The Broad Side]


  • A 17-year-old boy in Bolivia, suspected of rape and murder of a 35-year-old woman, was tossed into an open grave alongside the deceased and buried alive. [BBC]
  • The United Nations has called on El Salvador to change its abortion policy — strictly illegal under all circumstances — after a seriously ill woman named Beatriz was forced to carry a dangerous pregnancy for several months. [Fox News Latino]
  • Meet the woman fighting the Bank of England to keep women on British banknotes. [Telegraph UK]

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