Mary Cheney Called Out Her Sister Liz Cheney On Facebook Over Gay Marriage Hypocrisy

  • This weekend, Dick Cheney’s openly gay daughter Mary Cheney criticized her sister Liz Cheney, who is running for senator of Wyoming, on Facebook over her opposition to gay marriage. Mary Cheney and her wife said that Liz has always been supportive of their marriage (suggesting that Liz’s point of view is politically opportunistic) and  that if she’s speaking out publicly about same-sex marriage, she’ll be on the “wrong side of history.” Not surprisingly, Dick Cheney and his wife are speaking out in support of the bigoted one. [New York TimesHuffington Post]
  • New research suggests a link between long-term use of birth control and glaucoma. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley,” a documentary about the pioneering Black lesbian standup, airs tonight on HBO. [AfterEllen]
  • The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing died this weekend at 94. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. [The New Yorker]
  • Fox Business host/old white dude Stuart Varney suggested today that “something about the female brain” might prevent tech companies from hiring women. [Raw Story]
  • On the mythologies surrounding teen girls in YA (young adult) fiction. [BookRiot]
  • A Muslim woman who worked at The New School in New York City alleged she was told not to wear her hijab veil to work and had a cross and rosary beads placed on her desk. [New York Post]
  • The top two candidates in Chile’s presidential election are women … [The Atlantic]
  • … and Chile elected 25-year-old former student leader Camila Vallejo to Congress. [Guardian UK]
  • Meet Kalpona Akter, a former child laborer and a leader in Bangladesh’s labor movement for garment workers. [The Nation]
  • On sexual violence, women’s bodies and the sexism in crime novels. [The Rumpus]
  • A majority of Saudis favor women’s right to play sports, according to a Saudi sociology researcher. [Huffington Post]
  • 50 facts you should know about sexual assault in the military. [Bust Magazine]

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