Senator Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor

  • Hellllll yeah! Senator Wendy Davis — you know, of Texas filibuster fame — has officially announced she is running for Governor of Texas. [CBS]
  • While I’m not a huge fan of book banning in general, I have to say this was a good call: an eight-year-old girl in Berkeley, California successfully lobbied a local bookstore to stop selling two versions of children’s books called How To Survive (Almost) Anything!  The book with “BOYS ONLY” on the cover explained how to survived adventures like a shark attack and whitewater rapids, when the “GIRLS ONLY” version included stuff  like surviving a fashion disaster and a breakout. After the child complained, a bookstore employee agreed the books were offensive and pulled them from the shelves.  []
  • The Supreme Court will consider the scope of a federal law that bans people who have been convicted of domestic violence from owning a gun. [, Think Progress]
  • Republican Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana called CNN’s Carol Costello “beautiful” and “much too young” to have grandchildren before asking her if she had “any idea” how much Obamacare would cost. Condescending much? [Jezebel]
  • Three ad agencies tried to “rebrand” feminism. Did any of them get it right? [AdWeek]
  • This is a really good response to Sinead O’Connor’s open letter to Miley Cyrus — namely pointing out how we shouldn’t assume Miley is in any way a victim. [Guardian UK]
  • Transgender student athletes are being targeted by conservative groups in Nebraska from participating in school athletics. [Think Progress]
  • Twice as many men in the UK describe themselves as gay compared to women, according to a new British survey. [BBC]
  • A photograph of this larger woman dressed like Lara Croft went viral with the words “Fridge Raider” written across it. Here’s how she fought back. [Salon]
  • Here’s one woman’s journey to become Instagram’s first-ever female engineer. [Huffington Post]
  • Why are there still so few women in science? [New York Times Magazine]
  • On feeling bullied during childbirth. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Why our notions of “sex positive feminism” are in need of an overhaul. [The Feminist Wire]
  • The Feminist Times, a new online feminist magazine, has arrived in the UK. [Guardian UK]

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