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  • On the terrifying return of the back-alley abortion. [Huffington Post]
  • A trans woman student at a North Carolina college was hassled by campus security after she used the women’s bathroom. [Advocate]
  • The governor of West Virginia vetoed a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, calling it “unconstitutional.” []
  • The president of Harvard University announced the creation of a sexual misconduct task force. The task force appears to be a response to an anonymous letter published in the Harvard Crimson student newspaper by a student who got the runaround from the administration after she was sexually assaulted.  [The Harvard Crimson]
  • On “trigger warnings” being used at the college level. [LA Times]
  • Three men in India have been sentenced to death for the rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai last year. [Al-Jazeera]
  • Senator Harry Reid announced that the Senate will vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act as early as next week. []
  • Young Latinas are the key to progressivism in Texas. []
  • On Mormon women wearing pants to church. [The Toast]
  • Washington Post columnist Alyssa Rosenberg on the rape story lines on TV’s most popular dramas, including “Game Of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “House Of Cards,” and “The Americans.” [Washington Post]
  • 10 women who could easily replace David Letterman when he retires in 2015. [Jezebel]
  • What does a feminist art show look like in Russia? [Bitch Magazine]

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