Oprah’s “Fat,” So Racism Can’t Be That Bad, Says Rush Limbaugh

  • While recently shopping in Zurich, Switzerland, a shop clerk refused to show Oprah Winfrey a purse because it was “too expensive.” But Rush Limbaugh wants to assure us all that this didn’t happen because of racism against Black women, but because Oprah is “fat.” [Media Matters For America]
  • Corporate lobbyists representing Macy’s and Kroger got the Texas governor to veto an equal pay bill. [The Daily Beast]
  • Listen to so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” in Virginia lie to women about how abortions ruin relationships, the birth control pill causes breast cancer, and condoms don’t protect against STDs. [Cosmopolitan, The Nation]
  • Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has called for San Diego mayor Bob Filner to resign following double-digit allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment. [Talking Points Memo]
  • 10 tips for keeping your man happy … courtesy of the 1950s. [Mental Floss]
  • The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to ban gender-neutral housing. [WRAL]
  • Here’s Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on how eradicating military sexual assault is not a partisan issue. [The Daily Beast]
  • A 10-year-old girl in Texas was arrested and charged with raping a four-year-old boy. Terrible on so many levels. [Madame Noire]
  • Iowa is proposing yet another restriction on abortion rights. [Feminist.org]
  • Food writers comparing food to women is artistically lazy and just a little bit creepy. [Slate]
  • Check out these Disney Princesses re-imagined as Asian-American women! [Racialicious]
  • What do we think of gender blind awards show nominations? [Dame Magazine]


  • Police in Armenia proposed, and then thankfully withdrew, a proposal to ban the discussion of gay and lesbian relationships. [Pink News UK]
  • On the underage girls in Eygpt who are “rented” to male tourists from the Gulf Arab states, which are considered to be temporary marriages. [IPS News]
  • A Muslim woman from Bangladesh has been arrested and charged with kidnapping for marrying her girlfriend. [Thomson Reuters Foundation]

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