Former Model Charlotte Waters Outs Herself As Terry Richardson’s Alleged Victim

  • Charlotte Waters, a 24-year-old nurse’s assistant in L.A., has identified herself as the former model who took to Reddit to accuse Terry Richardson of sexual coercion and inappropriate behavior back in 2009 in his studio. You can read parts of her Reddit post here and the full interview on Vocativ, in which reveals that she has spoken with the NYPD about the incident (although she declined to press charges). [Vocativ]
  • Missouri’s state House of Representatives advanced an anti-abortion bill to triple the waiting period for an abortion — to three days total. Such bills are horribly detrimental to low-income women and women who need to travel long distances for abortion care because it requires them to take more time off work, find more childcare and find a place to stay. Both Utah and South Dakota have three-day waiting periods as well. [ABC News]
  • This 16-year-old British girl chased down a gross 52-year-old flasher for two miles, screaming loudly, until he was caught and arrested. [Manchester Evening News]
  • “Degrassi” did an episode clearly based on the Steubenville rape case. [The Gloss]
  • Some good news for once: 61 percent of Republicans under age 30 favor same-sex marriage. That’s compared with 77 percent of Democrats under age 30, but it’s still surprisingly high to me. [Pew Research]
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is being considered for the CEO role at Disney. [New York Post]
  • There’s a new documentary that screened at SXSW this week about the controversial “topless feminist protest group” FEMEN called “Ukraine Is Not A Brothel.” [Bitch Magazine]
  • Proposed legislation in British Columbia, Canada would make it easier for transgender folks to change how their sex is listed on their birth certificate. []
  • From Pussy Riot to Aung San Suu Kyi, here are 17 of history’s most rebellious women! [TIME]
  • A police officer in San Jose, California has been accused of raping a woman he drove to a hotel after responding to a domestic dispute at her home. [Jezebel]
  • Feministing co-founder and Yes Means Yes! co-author Jessica Valenti is joining the Guardian as a daily op-ed columnist on feminist issues. Congrats! [Capital New York]

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