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Jailed Pussy Riot Member Is Missing

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot
  • Relatives of one of the jailed members of Pussy Riot say Nadya Tolokonnikova has been taken from prison and is currently missing. They don’t know her whereabouts and haven’t had contact with her for 10 days. The Russian feminist punk rocker recently staged a hunger strike to protest inhumane prison conditions at the work camp she was sentenced to for publicly speaking out against President Vladmir Putin and religion. [SPIN]
  • Today, $5 million was removed from the federal food stamp program, which affects 47 million recipients. [MSNBC]
  • The government has lost a battle in federal court against grocery store employers in Ohio who refused to comply with Obamacare and cover birth control and abortion in their employee health coverage. The presiding judge, a Bush appointee, sided with the employers’ claim that their religious freedom was being abused. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • A lesbian couple is suing the state of Colorado for the right to marry. [Advocate]
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) put a hold on the president’s nominee for the undersecretary of the Navy after Jo Ann Rooney made comments saying she would prefer not focus on “evidence” when investigating military sexual assault. [The Hill]
  • Germany now allows for a third gender (“indeterminate”) to be listed on birth certificates for intersex babies. [BBC]
  • The HPV vaccine does not cause serious side effects, according to a study of almost a million girls, according to a report out of Sweden and The Netherlands. [Science Nordic]
  • The mother of a 16-year-old gang rape victim in Kenya speaks out against her daughter’s attackers. [BBC]
  • On what it means when women like to smoke pot. [The Atlantic]
  • A 16-year-old Florida boy has been found guilty of trying to kill a transgender woman. [LGBTQ Nation]
  • Meet Ann Bannon, the queen of lesbian pulp fiction. [Feminists For Choice]

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