Utah To Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

  • The attorney general of Utah will appeal a recent ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and bring it to the Supreme Court. [CNN]
  • Check out the first (really bad) TV interview with the newly-released members of Pussy Riot, after they received amnesty on their prison sentences last week. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina also announced they’re forming a human rights organization to focus on prisoners’ rights. [BuzzFeed, Jezebel]
  • The number of reported military sexual assaults jumped by over 50 percent this year, according to data obtained by the Associated Press. [NBC News]
  • Surprise, surprise, a board game for little girls called “Enchanted Ball” is really fucking stupid. [Jezebel]
  • Britain’s National Health Service apologized to survivors of rape for not sending DNA samples (such as those obtained from rape kits) for forensic testing. [Guardian UK]
  • Barbara Branden, a biographer of author and controversial philosopher Ayn Rand, died earlier this month at 84. [New York Times]
  • This is good news to Winona’s ears in more ways than one: women dominated country music in 2013! [NPR]
  • The Museum Of Fine Arts in Boston will host an upcoming exhibition of women photographers in the Arab world. [New York Times]
  • Four female-fronted bands to watch for in 2014! [Bitch Magazine]

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