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  • Police were called to a country club in White Plains, New York, earlier this month because the wife of a United Nations employee was breastfeeding the couple’s child during lunch. After the police arrived, the the couple was accused of terrorism. What a complete and utter embarrassment this entire story is!  FYI: in New York, women are allowed to nurse their children in public anywhere they are legally allowed to be. [Gothamist]
  • Here’s the approximate transcript of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’ comments today at the Stand With Texas Women rally. We’ve collected a bunch of pics and videos from the event here! [RH Reality Check]
  • Kentucky’s Secretary of State Alison Grimes has announced her intent to run against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell. [Courier-Journal]
  • The New York Times‘ blog Room For Debate did a series today on women speaking out publicly about their abortions. [New York Times]
  • Here’s our Hitched columnist Andrea Grimes on the National Right To Life Convention. [RH Reality Check]
  • If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton runs for president (again) in 2016, she’s going to get criticized for being too “old.” [New York Times]
  • A Bulgarian man and his American husband in Florida have been the first gay couple to have their green card petition approved following last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court on DOMA. [Telegraph UK]
  • Are we surprised that the “Fox News Sunday” panelists completely ignored that the majority of Texans are in opposition to the proposed abortion restrictions? [Media Matters For America]
  • On why even the most successful black women are not “good enough.” [Racialicious]
  • Just because there’s no female Tony Soprano doesn’t mean TV can’t have great female antiheroes. [Flavorwire]
  • A brief history of Superman’s Lois Lane in comics. [Bitch Magazine]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A female Dutch journalist was reportedly gang raped in Cairo, Egypt’s Tahrir Square on Friday. This is not the first time a female journalist has been sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square while pursuing a story. [Jezebel]
  • Two Pakistani teen girls were shot dead in a so-called “honor killing” for filming a video of themselves dancing in the rain while wearing traditional clothing. The girls, Noor Basra and Noor Sheza, were murdered by five men after the video got passed around via cellphone. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Italy is reeling from the death of 17-year-old Fabiana Luzzi, who was brutally murdered by her boyfriend because she broke up with him. Several other young women have been murdered recently in Italy by their partners. [The Broad Side]

[Photo of baby breastfeeding via Shutterstock]

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