Sarah Silverman & Zach Galifianakis Raise $20,000 For The Texas Abortion Fund

  • Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Retta, Jen Kirkman and others raised around $20,000 at a comedy show on Sunday night called “A Night Of A Thousand Vaginas” to benefit the Texas Abortion Fund. The fund are a group of charities that women in Texas seeking abortions can tap into when facing prohibitive costs and barriers by their conservative state legislature. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Last week, Grantland published an essay about Essay Anne Vanderbilt, the inventor of a golf club, whom the author Caleb Hannum outed as a transgender woman. Fearing how she would be outed once the piece, “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” was published, Vanderbilt committed suicide during the reporting. Here’s a view pieces that have smart takes on the lack of journalistic ethics that lead to the outing of a trans woman against her will. [Flavorwire, Think Progress, Think Progress]
  • The mother of Daisy Coleman has penned a new piece on xoJane about her daughter’s suicide attempt. [xoJane]
  • New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic Jewish stores which posted signs in their shops that were discriminating against women. The signs specified “no low cut neckline,” which seems to specifically target women. The stores are now willing to post signs saying that modest dress is appreciated. [Gothamist]
  • An Arizona state senator has introduced a disturbing new bill which would allow businesses which are sued for discrimination (such as against women or gays) to claim an exemption because of their religious beliefs. [Slate]
  • Black women face difficult odds dealing with breast cancer. [The Root]
  • On how abortion politics never go away, even when we’re not even talking about abortion. [The New Yorker]
  • Australia’s aboriginal mothers still fear their children will be taken away from them by the white government, as happened to the “Stolen Generation.” [Guardian UK]
  • Only 15 percent of the attendees at the invitation-only World Economic Forum in Davos this year are women. [Quartz]
  • According to a new infographic analyzing Oscar winners, you want to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, then you should play someone’s wife, mother, sister, daughter or girlfriend. [Feministing]
  • Is the 1970 children’s book I’m Glad I’m A Boy! I’m Glad I’m A Girl! by Whitney Darrow sexism or satire? []
  • On transgender musician Laura Jane Grace, her band Against Me!, and their new album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. [The Atlantic]

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