State Senator Wendy Davis On Why She Stood Up For Texas Women

  • In her own words, here is one of our personal heroes, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis on why she stood up for TX women by filibustering an anti-abortion bill for nearly 13 hours. [Washington Post]
  • On Massachusetts’ approach to curbing domestic homicide (i.e. murder via domestic violence) by focusing on the perpetrators and not the victims. [The New Yorker]
  • The busiest abortion clinic in Virginia has shut down as a result of new laws placing increased restrictions on abortion access. [Talking Points Memo]
  • Only one-third of bisexuals said that most or all the important people in their lives know their sexual orientation, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. [LA Times]
  • Why remarks made by President Obama are complicating military sexual assault trials. [New York Times]
  • A man named Kim O’Grady explains how he finally understood gender discrimination after he added the word “Mr.” to his resume. [Quartz]
  • A Texas man was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman … with a cucumber. What the hell is wrong with people? [Raw Story]
  • The Delta Sigma Theta sorority recently held its centennial weekend celebration in Washington, D.C. [The Root]
  • Blogger Anna North on why it’s time for an end to formulaic stories about women and sex. [Salon]
  • Meet five fashion designers who are challenging gender norms with their fashion choices. [Colorlines]


  • Britain is inching even closer towards legalization of gay marriage. [USA Today]
  • Four cities in India are looking to set up sharia courts to be run for women, by women. [Indian Express]
  • Scotland’s police force is suddenly stepping up their criminalization of prostitution by raiding seven saunas in the past month.  [Guardian UK]
  • On what dating is like for single Muslim women in Britain. [Guardian UK]
  • Meet Maryam Jum’a, 26, a Jordanian filmmaker who is working on a film about a sexual abuse survivor who is suffering from mental illness in adulthood. [WomensENews]

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