America Only Ranks 23rd In The World For Women’s Equality

todays lady news
  • The United States ranks 23rd out of 136 countries examined in the 2013 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, which measures equality for women based on political, economic and other factors. It looks like Cuba, Nicaragua and a bunch of other places have a lot they could teach us about women’s rights! [WE Forum via Think Progress]
  • On the Wisconsin law that allows child welfare authorities to forcibly confine pregnant women who may abuse drugs or alcohol. [New York Times]
  • The next Wonder Woman animated film won’t use her name in the title and we’d like to know why. [The Mary Sue]
  • 40 things only Internet feminists will understand. This. 1,000 times this. [BuzzFeed]
  • Lawmakers in Indonesia are seeking a plan to stop sending women overseas as domestic workers by 2017. [BBC]
  • Why rape victims are giving up their right to privacy. [NYmag.com]
  • Meet the “new” Hillary Clinton. [The Atlantic]
  • The New York Times did a “Room For Debate” discussion this week about young women, drinking and rape. Great topic, but why  did they only ask four white women and two Black men to participate? [New York Times]
  • Meet four sisters  in Botswana, Africa who fought for the right for women to inherit Africa. [BBC]
  • On sexism in Silicon Valley … [Los Angeles Times]
  • … and more evidence New York City’s tech industry is dominated by white men. [ColorLines]
  • How to write about rape: rules for journalists. [The Nation]
  • On Black men showing up for Black women at the scene of the crime. [Crunk Feminist Collective]
  • “The Rape ‘Epidemic’ Doesn’t Actually Exist” sounds like an article I would rather not waste my brain cells reading. [US News & World Reports]
  • Women now have their won crowd funding site, Plum Alley. [NYmag.com]

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