New Mexico To Consider Legalizing Marriage Equality

  • The New Mexico Supreme Court will hold a hearing on October 23 regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. Woo hoo! [Talking Points Memo]
  • Read MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry’s touching letter to Tiana Parker, the seven-year-old Black girl who had to switch elementary schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma, because the dress code deemed her Afro “unacceptable.” [MSNBC]
  • Meanwhile, 111 Black women have sent little Tiana an uplifting care package. Very cute. [Ebony]
  • One of our writers, Shanelle Matthews, is up for a social media award from the Women’s Media Center for her work as a feminist activist. You can vote for her at the WMC website. Congrats, Shanelle! [Women’s Media Center]
  • Meet Raquel Batista, who ran for New York City Council while pregnant (and got asked on the campaign trail how she would manage a newborn and a seat on City Council). [RH Reality Check]
  • And if you’re voting in NYC’s election tomorrow, make sure you check out this profile of Letitia James for Public Advocate. [In These Times]
  • Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women’s Prison author Piper Kerman answers all your pressing questions about women doing jailtime. [Salon]
  • How not to be terrible when talking about rape. [Salon]
  • Check out this case study in gender equity at Harvard Business School. [New York Times]
  • SURPRISE! New York Fashion Week is still pretty white, everyone. [Think Progress]
  • Bitch magazine read a lot of terrible anti-abortion memoirs so we don’t have to. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Meet Arisce Wanzer, a high fashion model who is also transgender. [The Hairpin]


  • Inside the sex trade of Kathmandu, Nepal. [The Daily Beast]
  • Meet the gay men who play the campy, overly-sexual women in Mexico’s “Lucha Libre” professional wrestling. [NPR]
  • Meet the women of the war in Afghanistan. [The Atlantic]

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