Obama To Name Janet Yellen As Chairman Of The Federal Reserve: Sources

  • Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen will almost certainly be nominated by President Obama to lead the Fed, according to sources of the Washington Post. [Washington Post]
  • Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has thumbed her nose at the Pentagon’s instructions and has blocked military benefits for same-sex couples from being processed in the state. [Politico]
  • Check out this piece on abusers, guns and the women they kill from our former Hitched columnist Andrea Grimes. [RH Reality Check]
  • Meet FORCE: Upsetting Rape, the feminist pranksters who punked everyone yesterday with their fake Playboy site, which had the “magazine” telling readers that consent is the key to good sex. [Think Progress]
  • A heterosexual student at Smith College wants to film a straight-girls-only sorority … [Jezebel]
  • … while sororities at the University of Alabama have been firmly advised to stop discrimination against black pledges. [TIME]
  • Eighty percent of the models hired for New York Fashion Week this year were white, according to a head count by Jezebel. [Jezebel]
  • Deputy managing editor of Time magazine Nancy Gibbs has been named editor-in-chief of the magazine. [TIME]
  • The feminist blog Feministing has named three editors as co-executive directors. [Feministing]
  • Meet this real-life Rosie The Riveter, who is still working on airplanes at age 93. [Los Angeles Times]
  • A Glamour survey found that young women think an average of 13 negative thoughts about their bodies throughout the day. [Glamour]
  • On abusive boyfriends who call themselves feminists. [xoJane]


  • Check out World Muslimah, a counterpart to the Miss World beauty pageant, where the winner gets a crown of modesty and a free trip to Mecca. [The Daily Beast]
  • How free Caesareans have improved the maternal mortality rate in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Al-Jazeera]
  • On the peculiar history of footbinding in China. [The Atlantic]
  • How HIV is being spread to married wives throughout rural Mexico. [The Atlantic]
  • Women are both underrepresented and sexualized in weekend sports reporting in the UK, according to a new study. [Science Daily]

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