Report: Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Will Run For Governor

  • BOOM! State Senator Wendy Davis, who filibustered the Texas state government in the hope of preventing devastating anti-abortion restrictions, will reportedly run for governor, according to the AP. State Sen. Davis will allegedly make a formal announcement of her candidacy next week. [ABC Local]
  • Malala Yousafzai, the teen girl who was shot by the Taliban for her advocacy on behalf of girls’ education, is raising money for Syrian refugees. [MSNBC]
  • “You’re too pretty to be gay” is not a compliment. [Huffington Post]
  • Little Miss Hispanic Delaware has been stripped of her title and crown because her Latina heritage could not be sufficiently proven to officials. Oof. [ColorLines]
  • On abused goddesses, Orientalism, and the glamorization of gender-based violence. [The Feminist Wire]
  • Italy is now teaching boys relationship skills. [The Daily Beast]
  • Why are so many books about girls and people of color on banned book lists? [BlogHer]
  • Seven breathtakingly sexist quotes by famous and respected male authors. [Flavorwire]
  • Latina physicist Ana Maria Rey is one of the recipients of this year’s MacArthur “genius” award. [NBC Latino]
  • What intersex politics matters to LGBT activism. [AutoStraddle]
  • How to design a city built for women. [The Atlantic]
  • Why do so many “Breaking Bad” fans love Walter White but hate Skyler? [Bitch Magazine]

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