Uganda To Punish “Aggravated” Homosexuality With Life Imprisonment

  • Uganda’s president signed an anti-gay law which will punish “serial offenders” of “aggravated” homosexuality with life imprisonment … [New York Times]
  • … and why the United States knows this, yet might just leave Uganda be. [Think Progress]
  • A Montana judge has admitted he was wrong (an understatement) to tell a 14-year-old rape victim that she looked older than her age and asked to be punished by the state. Judge G. Todd Baugh originally sentenced the 49-year-old rapist to 30 days in jail and later said he would reconsider the sentence. [Huffington Post]
  • The newest VIDA count is out and most literary magazines are still pretty man-centric … [For Book’s SakeSlate]
  • … but in happier news, writers’ rooms for late-night talk shows are increasingly less dudely. [Jezebel]
  • Why the anti-choice movement is about utter and complete denial. [RH Reality Check]
  • On experiencing sexual assault as a gentrifier. [New York Times]
  • Germany is not so sure about adoption by gays and lesbians. [Huffington Post]
  • Feministing rounded up the best songs about eating pussy! Beyoncé’s “Blow” didn’t make it, but I hope that’s only because it isn’t on Spotify yet. [Feministing]
  • “Law & Order: SVU” had a rape joke episode. Do I even want to know? [xoJane]
  • Meet Aminatou Sow, co-founder of the members-only listserv Tech LadyMafia. [ELLE]
  • The world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, who spent two years at the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic, has died at age 110. She is the subject of a short documentary, “The Lady In Number 6,” which is nominated for an Oscar. [BBC]

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