Abortion Restrictions Finally Pass Texas House Of Representatives

  • Well, they finally did it. Tomorrow, the Texas State Senate committee will vote on whether or not to send its version of the abortion restriction bill to the Senate. [CNN]
  • On the Obama administration’s push for a broader definition of sexual harassment at colleges to push for more reporting. [TIME]
  • At least 100,000 children are being used in the domestic U.S. sex trade, according to a new report from the National Colloquium on Shelter and Services for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims. [U.S. News & World Reports]
  • LOL: a black woman who owns a cafe in England posted a sign on the door warning racist patrons that “If you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.” Cheers to handling assholes in a funny way! [Clutch Magazine]
  • Jezebel helpfully reminds us that not everything has to be a feminist issue. [Jezebel]
  • FX’s new show “The Bridge” addresses the scourge of violence against women in Juarez, Mexico. [Think Progress]
  • Pop star Robin Thicke said, “I can’t even dignify t hat with a response” in regards to critics who alleged his song “Blurred Lines” is rapey. [Madame Noire]
  • How to talk to your children about gay parents, by a gay parent. [Everyday Sexism]


  • Tales of a woman freelancing in Syria. [Columbia Journalism Review]
  • Phumzile Llambo-Ngucka of South Africa has been appointed the new head of UN Women. She replaces Michelle Bachelet of Chile. [Guardian UK]

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