Three Women Freed From Decades Of Captivity In London

  • A couple in their 60s was arrested in London for holding three women as slaves for 30 years. Police say the women — one 69, one 57, and one 30 — had been brainwashed and kept in “invisible handcuffs.”  The youngest woman had allegedly spent her entire life inside the house. Eventually one of the women saw a program about forced marriage on TV and memorized the phone number for a help hotline mentioned on the show. [New York Times]
  • Graphic anti-abortion mailers are targeting doctors throughout Texas. [My San Antonio]
  • Muslim women are more likely to suffer from Islamophobic attacks than Muslim men because they are more visible from wearing the veil, according to a new study. [Guardian UK]
  • California Polytechnic State University is investigating a student party that occurred last Friday night, which was described in an email as having a “Colonial Bros and Nava-Hoes” theme. [San Luis Obispo Tribune]
  • Is anyone surprised that Rush Limbaugh explained filibuster reform on his radio show using a lurid gang rape metaphor? [Media Matters For America]
  • Charges have been dropped against a man accused of beating to death Islan Nettles, a Black transgender woman in Harlem. [ColorLines]
  • Police arrested a Mauritanian rapper named Leila Moulaye after she appeared in a music video with her head uncovered. [AllAfrica]
  • Why women are so much more likely to get their teeth fixed. [Pacific Standard]
  • Vaginas are like “little Hoover vacuums” and other things abstinence lecturers get paid to tell teens. [Mother Jones]
  • On the stigma against HIV positive women in Iran, despite the fact most women contract the virus through their husbands. [France24]
  • There’s been an uptick in the hiring of women for tech jobs. [New York Times]
  • Why doesn’t anyone seem to respect teen parents? [RH Reality Check]
  • Meet the women of the U.S. Olympic ski jumping team. Is it just me or does the one on the far-left look like Lady Sybil from “Downton Abbey”? [New York Times Magazine]
  • “Orange Is The New Black” actress Selenis Leyva, who plays Gloria Mendoza (AKA Daya’s nasty mom), on what the show means for Latina actresses. [Huffington Post]

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