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Russian Feminist Punk Band Pussy Riot Release A New Song

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Madonna Loves Pussy Riot
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  • The Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot released a new song and video yesterday, called “Like In A Red Prison.” Currently, two members of the collective are serving prison time regarding an incident last year, when they spoke out publicly against Russian President Vladmir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. [New York Times]
  • Netflix’s new series “Orange Is The New Black” has a black transgender character who, for the first time in TV history, is being played by a black transgender actor. [The Daily Beast]
  • Our former intern Tiffanie Drayton has an amazing essay on Salon.com about her decision, as a black woman, to move from America back to Trinidad and Tobago because of racism she has experienced here. We are so proud of you for writing this piece, Tiffanie! [Salon]
  • Women’s reproductive health groups in North Carolina strongly oppose the anti-abortion restrictions eking their way through the state legislature .[Think Progress]
  • Oh, just a 14-year-old girl who recently completed her bachelor’s degree. Nothing to see here. [Clutch Mag]
  • “Abortion” and other “sensitive” words won’t autocomplete on Apple’s Ios devices like the iPhone and iPad. [Boing Boing]
  • Meet Corynne Corbett, former Essence beauty editor who launched a nonprofit to encourage  12- to 18-year-old girls into careers in the beauty business. [Clutch Mag]
  • Ex-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer said he considers himself a feminist. [Huffington Post]
  • On Miley Cyrus and rap music’s fascination with “white girls.” [Clutch Mag]
  • Check out this documentary, “Living Thinkers: An Autobiography Of Black Women In The Ivory Tower,” which will run this August in Philadelphia. [Indiewire]

INTERNATIONAL

  • The Taliban penned an open letter to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen girl who was shot in the head last year because of her activism on behalf of girls’ education. [Guardian UK]
  • Meet China’s “leftover women,” or shengnu, who aren’t rushing down the aisle to get married. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Friend-of-The-Frisky Rachel Hills on sexism against Australia’s former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. [Stylist UK]

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