18-Year-Old Girl In Pakistan Survives Attempted “Honor Killing”

  • An 18-year-old girl in Pakistan survived an attempted “honor killing” for marrying the man she loved. Her father, brother, aunt and uncle shot her twice, stuffed her body in a sack, and dumped her body in a canal. Luckily, the victim was helped to safety by two passersby. However, recently a pregnant 25-year-old woman in Pakistan was murdered in an “honor killing” because she married a man of her own choosing. [New York Daily News]
  • R. Kelly’s 14-year-old teen son, Jay, has reportedly been outed as transgender. Not so surprisingly, some of the media coverage is pretty terrible. [ColorLines]
  • New Hampshire’s governor is expected to sign a bill that would mandate 25-foot “buffer zones” outside of reproductive health clinics to keep anti-abortion protesters from harassing staff and patients. [Boston.com]
  • Faculty for a community college in New Jersey complained after someone recited a portion of the play “The Vagina Monologues” during a mandatory meeting to recap the school year. The school had put on a performance of “The Vagina Monologues,” yet some teachers were offended part of the play — psst! the word “vagina”! — was read outside of the theater environment. Oh my God, people. [Inside Higher Ed]
  • Some good news for once: South Carolina’s state legislature has been unable to pass two restrictive anti-abortion measures before adjourning for the summer. [Feminist.org]
  • With only suspension as a threat, colleges are letting students off way too easy for sexual assault. [Slate]
  • Tennis star Andy Murray hired a female coach and some people can’t deal. [Jezebel]
  • An 11-year-old girl created today’s Google Doodle! [Huffington Post]

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