Study: 1 In 10 Teens Has Committed Sexual Violence

  • Almost 10 percent American young adults between ages 14 and 21 admitted to committing sexual violence at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. We’ve still got a long way to go, everyone. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Melona Clark, a student at Hampton University in Virginia, carries a letter from her mosque and her chaplain giving her permission to wear her hijab, a Muslim headcovering veil, on campus. [Huffington Post]
  • The owners of Gorz Haus Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa, have filed a lawsuit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, claiming their religious beliefs are being persecuted after they refused to host a wedding for a same-sex couple. That couple sued the owners under violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act. [Think Progress]
  • Is American Apparel’s “Period Power” T-shirt a “useful controversy”? [The Week]
  • Why is no one talking about the fact that Chris Brown was raped? (Well, except for the sites I linked to, yesterday.) [Flavorwire]
  • Plan B, the morning-after pill, is still not as accessible as it should be, despite now being sold directly on pharmacy store shelves. [Mother Jones]
  • On “survival sex” and how NGOs and peacekeepers exploit women in war. [Women Under Siege]
  • Poverty is literally killing women in America. [The Atlantic]
  • Check out these adorable custom ethnic dolls made with natural hair! [Jezebel]
  • It would be really easy for Twitter to put a woman on its board. So why don’t they? [Slate]
  • A preacher in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 800 lashes and eight years in prison for raping his five-year-old daughter, which killed her. [Daily Star]
  • On “Masters Of Sex” and why Virginia Johnson was a woman ahead of her time. [Guardian UK]
  • Why gorillas aren’t sexist and orangutans don’t rape. [NPR]

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