Utah High School Photoshops “Modesty” Into Girls’ Yearbook Photos

  • A high school in Utah has Photoshopped longer sleeves and higher necklines onto female students in its yearbook. Student Shelby Baum, above, even had a tattoo on her collarbone airbrushed out of her photo. Baum and other female students said  that many other students had their pictures Photoshopped without their consent, which they say was meant to “humiliate” them. [Salt Lake Tribune]
  • Following a Newsweek investigation, anti-sex trafficking activist Somaly Mam has resigned from her foundation over allegations that she has fabricated parts of her life history. [Newsweek, Guardian UK]
  • A committee in the Department of Health and Human Services has overturned Medicare’s exclusion of coverage for gender transition surgery. [Feministing]
  • Meet a mother in Argentina who is leading a fight against sex trafficking. [New York Times]
  • Mikki Kendall, the woman behind the #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag, talks about allegations that she’s an online bully. [VICE]
  • A German court has ruled that ex-partners must delete sexual photos and videos after a breakup. [New York Daily News]
  • Romance novelist Eloisa James on sexuality, feminism and why the genre deserves more respect. [NYmag.com]
  • What is the truth behind reports that South Korea has created “wider parking spaces for women”? [Mashable]
  • Anita Sarkeesian from Feminist Frequency spoke to Mother Jones about sexism in video games and the urgent need for a culture shift. [MoJo]

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