Judge Strikes Down Arkansas’ Ban On Abortion After 12 Weeks

  • A federal judge stuck down part of an anti-abortion “fetal heartbeat” law in Arkansas which would ban abortions after 12 weeks. Instead, the judge said that fetal viability should determine the legality of abortion. The other part of the law which requires doctors to perform an ultrasound and notify if the pregnant woman if her fetus has a heartbeat will still remains. [LA Times]
  • A (female!) Minnesota state rep said that wanting equal pay and sick leave makes women “look like whiners.” Waaaaah, I just want to be treated like a human being! [Feministing]
  • Eight stories of everyday sexism, as told by female journalists. Had BuzzFeed reached out to me for this story, I could have contributed lots more stories. [BuzzFeed]
  • On “Degrassi”‘s surprisingly insightful portrayal of sexual assault. [Flavorwire]
  • The father of Malala Yousafzai, the teen girl who was shot by the Taliban over her advocacy on behalf of girls’ education, explains why his daughter is so strong: “I didn’t clip her wings.” [TED]
  • The National Coalition of American Nuns announced they support contraception coverage in the Affordable Care Act and accused other Catholic groups of “attempting to hold hostage all women.” [Jezebel]
  • The woman who originated the “what were you wearing when you were assaulted?” conversation on Twitter addresses the reaction to her discussion. [xoJane]
  • Meet 10 young Black feminists you’ll want to know right now. [The Root]
  • Belle Knox, the “Duke porn star,” defends her interest in rough sex and the work she has done in kinky porn. [xoJane]
  • On the uncomfortable gender politics of “My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection.” [Flavorwire]
  • Josephine Serrano Collier, the first-ever Latina LAPD officer, has died at 91. [LAist]

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