Republican Candidate Says Gay Marriage Makes God Punish Us With AIDS

  • Gay marriage and abortion are causing autism and AIDS, didn’t you know? That’s according to a Republican candidate in Chicago, everyone! Please keep talking to media outlets, wackadoo conservatives. Just keep on talking. [Jezebel]
  • On President Obama’s radical speech about sexual violence in America. [MSNBC]
  • How to listen when a loved one says “I had an abortion.” [EBONY]
  • Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is now trying to raise money off the comments he made before a Republican audience that women who use birth control just “can’t control their libido or their reproductive system.” [Talking Points Memo]
  • Blogger Amanda Marcotte argues that it is time to start asking Republicans directly: how much sex is too much sex? [Raw Story]
  • Sexist Super Bowl ads shouldn’t be a fad at all, but I guess they are “so last year.” [TIME]
  • A new study of transgender and intersex advocacy orgs say they need more partners and support. [AJWS (PDF)]
  • Rape survivors around the world are forced to marry their attackers. [Women Under Siege]
  • LGBTQ activists have turned their focus to ageism and discrimination faced by older lesbians. [WomensENews]
  • On why women-only social situations are really great for women. [ The Cut]
  • How posing as a pinup helped this woman feel better about her body. [xoJane]

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