Atlanta Restaurant Refuses To Admit Transgender Woman

  • A bouncer at Atlanta restaurant Don Pollo Bar & Grill refused to allow Alissah Brooks, a drag performer, inside last week. Brooks presents as a woman but carries an ID card which lists her gender as “male,” which was a point of contention for the bouncer. [Queerty]
  • Private schools in Pakistan have banned Malala Yousafzai’s book. [NPR]
  • Ariel Levy penned an article for The New Yorker about her miscarriage. [The New Yorker]
  • Here’s one Orthodox Jewish woman’s three-year fight to get a divorce from her husband. [New York Post]
  • Tougher penalties for sex crimes will be introduced later this year in the UK. [Guardian UK]
  • Good news: wearing a pea coat and skinny jeans isn’t reason enough for New York City police to charge you with prostitution. [Gothamist]
  • On Black women’s survival in “12 Years A Slave.” [IndieWire]
  • “Rape culture” does not exist, according to some bozo who wrote into the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student newspaper. [Badger Herald]
  • Anti-LGBT groups have acquired enough signatures to repeal a California law protecting transgender students. [Raw Story]
  • On the death of Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old Black woman who was shot last weekend in Detroit when she sought help after a car accident. [Ebony]
  • A four-year-old asked a lesbian if she was a boy. Here’s how she responded. [Uproxx]
  • The real problem with “Saturday Night Live” and casting Black women. [The Atlantic]
  • What 10 Turkish women really think about the headscarf. [BuzzFeed]
  • Why does so much clothing have vaginas on it now? []
  • On the color of teaching and expectations of mammy in the classroom. [The Feminist Wire]
  • On being the second child in a Chinese family. [CNN]

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