California Has A New Law About Abortion & It’s Actually Good

  • California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday which authorizes nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform first-trimester abortions. It’s the only bill in the country this year that improves access to abortion, not restricts it. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Disney whine: animating female characters is harrrrrd. [Slate]
  • Pink-ifying breast cancer makes women take the disease less seriously, according to research. [Sociological Images]
  • Between Christine Lagarde and Janet Yellen, the two top jobs in global finance will soon be filled by women. [TIME]
  • How creating alternative rites of passage can protect girls from becoming victims of FGM/female genital mutilation. [The Root]
  • Saudi women are getting behind the wheel to protest the country’s ban on driving. It’s bad for their ovaries, you know. [Think Progress]
  • Experts explain why women still face gender bias in the math and science fields. [WBEZ]
  • On Malala Yousafzai and the white savior complex. [Media Diversity UK]
  • Fox News commentator and mom Sally Kohn on why she wants safe, legal abortion to be available when her daughter grows up. [The Daily Beast]
  • The allegations against Emerson College have reminded us how attempting to cover up sexual assault only makes everything worse. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • Sorry, but you can’t blame rape culture on social media. [Think Progress]
  • Here’s another critique of “sex-positive feminism.” [Huffington Post]
  • On Lorde, “Royals” and racism. [Feministing]

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