Occupy Wall Street Protestor Cecily McMillan Sentenced To 90 Days In Prison

  • Occupy Wall Street protestor Cecily McMillan has been sentenced to three months in prison for elbowing a police officer in the face after he allegedly grabbed one of her breasts during an arrest. Nine jurors had written to the judge and asked him to show McMillan leniency. [Guardian UK]
  • An 11-year-old girl in Senegal who was raped and impregnated with twins has given birth. She child was denied an abortion because of a countrywide ban. She said she’s angry at her rapist “because he has stopped me from going to school.” [Guardian UK]

  • Iran is no longer offering free vasectomies to men who don’t want to have children. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • The military is now granting same-sex widows/widowers the same survivor benefits as heterosexual couples. [Huffington Post]
  • Why haven’t supposedly liberal states like New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Pennsylvania ever elected a [UPDATE: Democratic] female governor? [New York Times]
  • Here’s how Redditors are fighting misogynist trolls with period jokes. [NYmag.com]
  • Louise Wilson, course director at the prestigious Central Saint Martins school who was behind the careers of Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, has died at 52. [Guardian UK]

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