South Carolina Advances Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks

  • A subcommittee in South Carolina’s state Senate has advanced a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill provides exceptions for pregnancies resulting from incest, rape and fetal abnormalities. The 20-week limit is based on the medically unproven claim that fetuses feel pain after 20 weeks. [CBS, RH Reality Check]
  • Secretary of State John Kerry has offered Nigeria aid, which it has accepted, to search for the 200+ kidnapped schoolgirls who were taken from their boarding school by a radical Islamist group. The teenagers have reportedly been sold into sex slavery by members of Boko Haram, who oppose education for girls. [MSNBC]
  • There’s a new online clearinghouse for academic research on girls. [re:gender]
  • On the sexist double standard in privacy law. [WomensENews]
  • A very cool nude photo series [NSFW] explores the idea of bodily feminine freedom. [Nerve]
  • Women directors were behind nearly 40 percent of student Oscar finalists. [Women And Hollywood]
  • Cosmopolitan’s ASME award (like the Oscars for magazines) is a win for all women’s media. []
  • On how Amy Schumer’s feminist comedy is an assertion of her worth. [Guardian UK]
  • The 10 simple words every girl should learn in order to stand up for herself. [Role/Reboot]
  • What does it mean to be a adult woman tomboy? [Amid Privilege]

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