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Judge To Reconsider Rapist’s 30-Day Sentence

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  • The Montana judge who sentenced a teacher to only 30 days of a 15-year sentence in prison for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl (who later killed herself) has decided his sentence is “illegal” because it is less than the mandatory two-year minimum. Judge Todd Baugh, who said the 14-year-old victim was “in as much control of the situation” as her 49-year-old rapist because children aren’t children when sex is involved now, or something, has called for a new hearing this Friday. Let’s hope that creepy teacher gets a sentence he deserves. [Jezebel]
  • Self-promotion time! I did a roundtable discussion about slut shaming with the all-teenaged cast of “SLUT,” a play currently in the New York City Fringe Festival.   [NYmag.com]
  • So this web series “Ask A Slave” is actually rather funny. [ColorLines]
  • A bill that will expand abortion access for women in their first trimester of pregnancy is waiting for a signature from California’s Governor Jerry Brown. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Why have poor white women lost five years of life expectancy? [The American Prospect]
  • A UFC (ultimate fighting) video game is adding female fighters to its player roster. [The Mary Sue]
  • On Willow Smith and the curious case of the carefree Black girl. [Black Girls Talking]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A co-op in Nicaragua has started to pay women for their domestic work. [Autostraddle]
  • On the plight of women journalists in India. [New York Times]

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