“Duke Porn Star” Belle Knox Pens An Open Letter To Alyssa Funke

  • “Duke porn star” Belle Knox (real name: Miriam Weeks) penned an open letter to the late Alyssa Funke, the 19-year-old who committed suicide after her classmates harassed her for appearing in porn. [xoJane]
  • A committee in the Louisiana’s state house of representatives has advanced a bill that would keep a braindead pregnant woman on life support against the wishes of her family. [RH Reality Check]
  • On the controversy surrounding light-skinned actress Zoe Saldana performing as Nina Simone in darker-skinned makeup. [Styleite]
  • Meet three of the world’s top female documentary photographers. [Guardian UK]
  • A Texas state trooper who sexually assaulted two women with “genital probes” after pulling them over agreed to plead guilty in exchange for probation. [New York Daily News]
  • The Canadian government denied visas to 10 LGBTQ activists hoping to attend a pride conference, apparently to prevent them from seeking asylum. [BuzzFeed]
  • On Jill Abramson’s firing from The New York Times and why we ask the wrong questions about sexism. [The New Republic]
  • American Girl is discontinuing two of their dolls of color. [Jezebel]

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