New Measures To Prevent Military Sexual Assault Are Released

  • Today the Defense Department released its new measures to prevent military sexual assault and to better aid survivors. [USA TodayGuardian UK]
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s lady-centric organization Lean In, which encourages young women to be bolder in the workplace, wants to hire an intern. An unpaid intern. Huh? []
  • Conservatives in Ohio plan to introduce an anti-abortion “fetal heartbeat” bill, which would criminalize pregnancy termination as soon early as six weeks into a pregnancy. [Columbus Dispatch]
  • Vogue’s September issue will feature an interview with Texas State Senator/pro-choice warrior Wendy Davis. [Politico]
  • California’s Spreme Court rejected a bid to revive Proposition 8, a ban on gay marriage. [Los Angeles Times]
  • North Carolina Republican Rep. Paul State suggested a female schools’ chief should “stick to her own knitting” instead of asking questions about, you know, schools. [Huffington Post]
  • Wired magazine’s list of the best writers and thinkers on the Internet is shockingly penis-heavy. OK, not so shocking, actually. [Jezebel]
  • Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck said reproductive rights issues are “not relevant” to the public. Really. [RH Reality Check]
  • On women of color in mainstream feminism. [Salon]
  • Does Bill O’Reilly really think that teenage boys are going to fake a different gender identity just so they can get into the girls’ bathroom? [Slate]
  • Check out this adult Asian-American woman’s interview with her 11-year-old little brother about race. [Interrupt]
  • Eight actresses who wrote complex female roles for themselves. [Huffington Post]


  • A woman in Somalia said she was kidnapped, drugged and gang raped by soldiers from the African Union force. The AU currently has the alleged incident under investigation. [BBC]
  • Faridba Ahmadi Kakar, a female member of the Afghan parliament, has been kidnapped by the Taliban. [Guardian UK]
  • Two Brazilian men have been sentenced to jail time for kidnapping and gang raping an American woman on a minibus. Others involved in the gang rape have yet to be tried. [BBC]
  • The UK version of “Skins” has a good model for women in finance: Effy Stonem is working at a London hedge fund.  [Bitch Magazine]

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