Pussy Riot Members Kicked Out Of Band

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  • Pussy Riot members back in Russia have kicked Nadezhada Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina out of the feminist punk collective for participating in an Amnesty International concert in Brooklyn last night. A message on Pussy Riot’s website said “We never accept money for our performances” and that selling tickets for a show is “highly contradictory to the principles of Pussy Riot.” [Gothamist via Pussy Riot Livejournal (translated)]
  • Yet another Russian official has warned gay folks in town for the Olympics in Sochi not to “touch kids.” [Queerty]
  • The Nation author Michelle Goldberg, Mikki Kendall, Jezebel co-founder Anna Holmes, and others appeared on NPR to discuss Greenberg’s recent article about “toxic” Twitter feminism. [NPR]
  • West Virginia’s House of Representatives advanced a bill requiring employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant women, such as not working with certain chemicals. [Think Progress]
  • These men would like to kindly explain to you why you suck at your jobs. [Mother Jones]
  • Why you shouldn’t be friends with rapists. [Feministing]
  • An Orthodox Jewish woman who has been fighting for a religious divorce (called a “get”) from her legal ex-husband has finally been granted her request. [New York Post]
  • On abortions as end-of-life care. [Slate]
  • On how America’s lack of paid family leave has millions of families in “survival mode.” [Bloomberg]
  • Check out some great un-produced screenplays starring female protagonists. [TIME]
  • Who is surprised that Fox News entertained the idea that a plus-size Disney princess might encourage obesity? [Media Matters For America]
  • Like “Orange Is The New Black”? Then check out a new book tells women’s stories from inside a Mexican prison. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Adult film star and former publisher of the men’s magazine High Society Gloria Leonard died at 73. [New York Times]

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