Shanesha Taylor To Be Prosecuted For Child Abuse

  • Shanesha Taylor, a homeless and jobless mom who left her kids in a car while she was on a job interview, will be prosecuted for felony child abuse, attorneys for the state of Arizona have announced. Taylor said she left her six-month-old and her two-year-old in the car for 45 minutes because she said she couldn’t find any childcare. [For Harriet, AZ Central]
  • Charles Cooper, a lawyer who defended California’s ban on gay marriage to the Supreme Court, has a lesbian daughter who got engaged to a woman. The hypocrisy, it burrrrrns. [Washington Post]
  • Here’s how a Tennessee law criminalizing pregnant women who expose their fetuses to drugs will hit Black women the hardest. The bill is currently awaiting the governor’s signature. [RH Reality Check]
  • A high school in Queens, New York, told a trans male student that he probably shouldn’t bring his girlfriend to prom. [Queerty]
  • Why did Pier 1 put a pregnant employee on unpaid leave rather than cope with her doctor’s orders for “light duty” for a few months? [Think Progress]
  • This an infuriating piece on the normalization of violence against Black women and girls. [Salon]
  • On transgender slurs and Facebook. [Nerve]
  • Why aren’t more restaurant critics women? [Grub Street]
  • Phyllis Frelich, an actress, writer and deaf activist, died at 70. She collaborated with Mark Medoff on the play “Children Of A Lesser God,” about a relationship between a deaf woman and a hearing man. [New York Times]

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