Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey Receive The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

  • Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today from President Barack Obama at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Ironically, Steinem was the first-ever woman to speak at the Club in 1971 and, at the time, was given the traditional gift of a men’s tie. [Ms Magazine, Marie Claire]
  • The Supreme Court refused to block a restriction on Texas abortions. [New York Times]
  • An Alabama woman has spoken out about the sentencing of her rapist, Austin Clem, who received no jail time despite being convicted of three rape charges, including raping her when she was only 13. [New York Times]
  • The General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow women to be bishops. [Guardian UK]
  • Do anorexia memoirs teach young women how to have the eating disorder? []
  • On the Museum of Modern Art’s woman problem. []
  • Why Philippines typhoons disproportionately kill baby girls. [The Atlantic Cities]
  • On the deportation of transgender women to Mexico, one of the most dangerous places in the world to be trans. [WomensENews]
  • A new campaign is encouraging women in Afghanistan to participate in the next election. []
  • On the feminism of Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Golden Notebook who passed away this weekend. [Random House]
  • Planned Parenthood has nine different apps for all of your sexual questions. [Em & Lo]
  • Childrens’ book author Barbara Park, who wrote the Junie B. Jones series, died at 66. [Huffington Post]

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