Lesbian Allegedly Banned From Visiting Her Partner In The Hospital

  • A lesbian in Indianapolis, Indiana, said she has been banned by her partner’s homophobic mother from visiting her partner at St. Francis Hospital. The mother is technically the next-of-kin for Jennifer Clemmer, who was hospitalized from a prescription drug overdose. But her girlfriend, Sarah Bray, with whom she lives and raises a child, is being blocked from hospital visitation. [IndyStar.com, Queerty]
  • The gender wage gap is worse for African-American and Latina women, according to new report by the National Women’s Law Center. [Clutch Magazine]
  • On that ridiculous naked Oprah dress. [ColorLines]
  • Burt’s Bees pulled their moisturizer after catching flack because the packaging read “let the catcalling commence.” [New York Observer]
  • China is changing the rules of its one-child policy. [BBC]
  • The judge on Marissa Alexander’s case made no decision this week whether to release her on bond. [The Grio]
  • A 25-year-0ld Alabama man who raped a 14-year-old girl three times won’t serve any prison time. Instead he’ll go into a program for nonviolent criminals. Uh, what? [Mother Jones]
  • Check out these women’s stories of being lied to by crisis pregnancy centers. [Salon]
  • Here’s how Latino/a activists fought for transgender rights in Massachusetts. [ColorLines]
  • Why feminist culture critiques can turn women against each other. [Think Progress]
  • Two new books are coming out about women and drinking and the Sunday Book Review is on the case. [New York Times Sunday Book Review]
  • Toward a clarification of the word “chivalry.” [The Hairpin]

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