Oprah Winfrey To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

  • Oprah Winfrey is among this year’s honorees to receive the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor for civilians. Winfrey will be one of four Black recipients of the medal. Astronaut Sally Ride, the first woman in outer space and the first known gay astronaut, will posthumously receive a medal. [The Root, LGBTQ Nation]
  • One in three young women are using withdrawal as their contraceptive method, according to a new study in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. LADIES! Do y’all want to get pregnant? NOT A RELIABLE METHOD! [US News & World Reports]
  • Comic bros says sexism is no big deal. [Think Progress]
  • Here are some possible new rules the Pentagon has come up with to curb sexual assaults in the military and hold perpetrators accountable. [New York Times]
  • The Center For Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit today against Oklahoma’s new restrictions against the morning-after pill. [RH Reality Check]
  • On processing anger over the Trayvon Martin verdict the Black feminist way. [Crunk Feminist Collective]
  • Pro soccer player Sarah Huffman on coming out within the National Women’s Soccer League. [AfterEllen]
  • An in-depth look at how “Orange Is The New Black” compares to real life. [Bitch Magazine]


  • On how the new abortion regulations in Texas will affect women in Mexico. [Reason]
  • Two British women volunteering as teachers in Zanzibar, Africa were victims of acid attacks by men riding on motorcycles. As of right now, the motive is unclear. [CNN]
  • Russia’s sports minister thinks LGBTQ activists need to “calm down” about that whole bigotry thing. [Advocate]

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