Butthurt Republican Vows Constitutional Ban On Gay Marriage

  • A Republican Congressman from Kansas is vowing to ban gay marriage with an amendment to the Constitution. Good luck with that, bro. [Raw Story]
  • Not that we should move our attention away from the abortion restrictions in Texas, but shit is about to get pretty fucked up in Ohio, too. [The Daily Beast]
  • Here’s a huge feature on a rape coverup at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. [LA Weekly]
  • New York City lawmakers overrode a mayoral veto on paid sick days for businesses. [Huffington Post]
  • New HIV infections amongst black women has declined for the first time in 20 years, according to a new Centers For Disease Control fact sheet. [The Root]
  • Fact: having an abortion is safer in America than having a baby. [Slate]
  • Yup, the “second shift” is still a thing. [Think Progress]
  • On gender and race in “Doctor Who.” [Racialicious]
  • Women in over 290 locations around the world are holding a massive nurse-in on August 3. [The Daily Beast]
  • I’m not even sure I want to know what a TV show called “Jane The Virgin” is about. [Jezebel]
  • Oooh, check out these short films that will be at the ninth annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. [The Daily Californian]


  • Bushra, a Pakistani actress on TV and the stage, was assaulted with an “acide attack” earlier this week and burned over 1/3 of her body. It’s possible she was attacked in connection with her recent refusal to marry a TV producer. [Huffington Post]
  • Police in the Phillipines arrested five people who were sending 29 Filipina women to be “mail-order brides” for men in South Korea. Mail order bride schemes have been illegal in the Phillines sine 1990; in 2003, it was classified as human trafficking. [Raw Story]
  • First Lady Michelle Obama visited an all-girls high school in Senegal and called the young women there “role models.” [USA Today]
  • The number of Turkish women joining the workplace has increased 50 percent in the last six years. [Hurriyet Daily News]

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