Laverne Cox Teams Up With MTV And Logo To Air Transgender Teen Documentary

  • “Orange Is The New Black” star and activist Laverne Cox has teamed with Logo and MTV to produce a documentary called “Trans Teen: A Documentary” about transgender teens from diverse backgrounds. The hour-long program will air this fall. [Advocate]
  • “Saturday Night Live” writer Leslie Jones cracked some jokes about slavery on “Weekend Update” and not everyone is amused. [Madame Noire, Clutch Magazine]
  • Eight feminist ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. [Feministing]
  • Filmmaker Emily Letts explains why she filmed her abortion. [Cosmopolitan]
  • A woman who has served nearly 15 years of a lifetime sentence for a non-violent drug offense questions the American prison system. [Guardian UK]
  • It must be nice to viciously beat up your girlfriend and no only avoid jail time but also have your friends stick up for you. [Wonkette]
  • How mainstream women’s magazines told this woman that only white skin is beautiful. [Vagenda Magazine]
  • Good news on why the teen pregnancy rate is plummeting, according ot the Guttmacher Institute. [Think Progress]
  • On New York magazine’s sexist profile of Lara Logan. [Slate]
  • Here’s sex-positive pioneer Betty Dodson on how masturbation keeps her young at heart. [Guardian UK]
  • On gender and comics distribution. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Meet Keala Kennelly, a pro surfer who is breaking waves and glass ceilings. [GrindTV]

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