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Woman Reveals The Batshit Insane & Hateful Anonymous Comments She Receives On Tumblr

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  • Lindsay Bottos is a 21-year-old student who posts a lot of selfies on Tumblr. In this new project, which she has shared on Buzzfeed, Lindsay posts actual cruel, slut-shaming and even violent anonymous comments that she receives on Tumblr. It’s really fucking disgusting (and not uncommon for women who post pics on the internet). [BuzzFeed]
  • Maryland’s state legislature is considering a bill that would require colleges in the state to administer a survey on sexual violence every three years and to report the findings to the state’s Higher Education Commission. [Feminist.org]
  • A female politician in India suggested that some women are raped because of their “clothing and behavior” and because they are in an “inappropriate place.” [The Daily Beast]
  • Oklahoma’s legislative session hasn’t even begun and anti-abortion lawmakers have already pre-filed bills with more abortion restrictions. [RH Reality Check]
  • On white adoptive mothers and the reality of racial privilege. [Racialicious]
  • A Chinese woman has settled in the country’s first gender discrimination lawsuit. Cao Ju, 23, was told she would not be hired for a tutoring position because she isn’t a man. [Guardian UK]
  • Barney’s cast 17 transgender models in a new ad campaign photographed by Bruce Weber. [Fashionista]
  • The anti-abortion extremist who murdered Wichita, Kansas, abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in May 2009 is seeking a new trial. Scott Roeder’s lawyer is arguing that he believes that the lives of “unborn babies” were in imminent danger and jurors were not allowed to consider a conviction of voluntary manslaughter (which carries a lighter sentence). [Guardian UK]
  • A Chicago teenager who was killed one year ago by gun violence — only weeks after performing with her school band at President Obama’s inauguration — is being memorialized. Hadiya Pendleton was only 15 when she was randomly killed by apparent gang violence. [Huffington Post]
  • Six ways to talk to your son about male violence and healthy masculinity. [Everyday Feminism]

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