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  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings author Dr. Maya Angelous will be awarded the Literarian Award, a sorta lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation. [AP]
  • Beginning this school year, Chicago Public Schools have mandated sexual education for all students, even in kindergarten. [Clutch Magazine]
  • A 13-year-old boy has been questioned regarding the rape of an eight-year-old girl in a library bathroom in New York City. I can’t even. [NBC New York]
  • Anyone have deep thoughts on this “Blurred Lines” parody? [Huffington Post]
  • On the depictions of Muslim  wives in the mainstream media. [Muslimah Media Watch]
  • On Julie Ruin, Wild Flag, and the success of Riot Grrrl. [Flavorwire]
  • Want to build community with other online feminist activists? Consider applying for the #femfuture Retreat at the Omega Institute in Rhineback, New York, this October. [FemFuture]

INTERNATIONAL

  • There are scary reports of Syrian women refugees being raped. [Women Under Siege Syria]
  • So the leader behind FEMEN, the topless feminist activist group in the Ukraine, is a creepy dude who has some patronizing things to say about women. Why are we not too surprised? [Guardian UK]
  • An anonymous hotline in the UK has received notice of about 24 potential cases of female genital mutilation  in only three months. [Guardian UK]
  • On Australian girls who are forced to become child brides. [Herald Sun AU]
  • French women are fighting for their inclusion in the country’s prestigious Pantheon. [BBC]
  • Fun fact: Iran is actually more progressive than the GOP regarding birth control. [Think Progress]

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