European Court Upholds France’s Ban On Face-Covering Veils

  • The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France’s ban on face-covering veils, claiming that veiled women make other people uncomfortable. The case was brought by a 24-year-old Muslim woman who chooses to wear a niqab veil. It’s hard not to see this as an F.U. to Muslims in France.  [Feministing]
  • Here are 14 more companies that will likely deny their employees coverage for certain forms of birth control following the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling. [Huffington Post]
  • In response to a lawsuit for not following the laws regarding fair pay, the Oakland Raiders will now pay its cheerleaders the minimum wage. [Slate]
  • The face of sexual assault is so often a female one. This heartbreaking essay by a man named Richard Morgan reminds us that men and boys are victims, too. [Washington Post]
  • An artist explains why she tried to make artwork about her abortion, but ended up changing her mind at the last minute. [New York Times]
  • How Sweden’s Feminist Initiative was able to win a seat in European Parliament. [Democracy Now]
  • Some people are upset about this Variety cover making a joke about Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s marriage. [CNN]
  • #HireTheseWomen is a new Twitter hashtag that highlights female directors who should be getting the chance to direct films. [The Mary Sue]
  • Author, therapist and sociologist Lillian Rubin has died at age 90. Dr. Rubin wrote dozens of books about women and class, including Worlds Of Pain: Life In The Working Class Family. [New York Times]

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