Indian Minister On Rape: “Sometimes It’s Right, Sometimes It’s Wrong”

  • A minister in India’s ruling party said about rape: “sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong.” [Guardian UK]
  • Understanding rape in India means first understanding the caste system. [New York Times]
  • Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has closed two clinics in southwest Iowa. [Des Moines Register]
  • On being a victim of street harassment at eight month’s pregnant. [xoJane]
  • Rolling Stone addresses efforts across the country to hold universities accountable for mishandling sexual assaults. [Rolling Stone]
  • A new study abolishes the racist myths behind sex-selective abortions. [Mother Jones]
  • Eimer McBride, an Irish novelist, is this year’s winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize For Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) for her book A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing. [Washington Post]
  • A new law in turkey would reduce sentences for criminals who commit sex crimes, including against children. [Feminist Philosophers]
  • Ohio’s state legislature is debating a bill that would ban health care plans in the state from covering abortion, but also ban other things like IUDs. [Slate]
  • On the phrase “fat and happy.” [Shakesville]
  • Grace Garcia, a political leader in Texas who helped found the National Latina Political Action Committee, has died at 59. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Mary Soams, a British historian and the last surviving child of Winston Churchill, died at 91. [New York Times]

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