Pool Accommodates Muslim Women, Fox News Frets About Sharia Law

  • Fox News has predictably idiotic things to say about a Midwestern swimming facility that will accommodate Muslim women by closing the pool to men for one-hour per day. SHARIA LAW IS COMING FOR US ALL! [Think Progress]
  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry wrote up the consummate readers’ syllabus on Black feminism. [MSNBC]
  • Also, this weekend, Harris-Perry read an open letter to Angela Corey, the Florida State Attorney responsible for putting Marissa Alexander in jail. Alexander fired a gun into the air when she was being attacked by her abusive ex-husband — for this, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Alexander was released on bond in time for Thanksgiving and is awaiting a new trial. [Feministing]
  • How should a musician handle a sexist bandmate? [Village Voice]
  • The Supreme Court will decide next month whether victims of child pornography are owed money by the people who are caught viewing their images.  [New York Times]
  • Meet Shannon Harkins, 13, the only African American girl at the pre-professional ballet level, who is dancing in “The Nutcracker” in Washington, D.C., this year. [Washington Post]
  • Periods are so hot right now in popular culture. [Salon]
  • Men can be doulas, too! [New York Times]
  • What if a women’s magazine editor edited a BBC story about Syria? This piece is hilarious. [The Hairpin]
  • Here’s Kathleen Hanna from Le Tigre and Bikini Kill on HuffPost Live discussing why sexism is bad for everyone. [Huffington Post]
  • Oh, look, a fashion photography book for butch lesbians! [BuzzFeed]
  • Women who run for office raise as much money, if not more, than men. [New York Times]

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