Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

  • From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of “witchcraft,” tortured and killed. Usually these “witches” are killed during mob violence, pretty much for no other reason than superstition being used to justify violence against women. [Washington Post]
  • Why arming victims of domestic violence with guns doesn’t keep them safer, despite what gun lobbyists might want you to think. [Mother Jones]
  • On how background checks save women’s lives. [Clutch Magazine]
  • President Obama signed an executive order today that bans federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. [Ms. Magazine]
  • A nurse is suing a family planning clinic because she refuses to prescribe hormonal contraception and they didn’t hire her. I just can’t with people like this. Why does she even bother applying for a job like this? [Jezebel]
  • On drug-addicted mothers and “crack baby hysteria.” [ColorLines]
  • A college in Oregon announced it will only allow trans students to live with students of their same gender if they have had surgery. [Think Progress]
  • Trans activist and author Janet Mock is headed to Marie Claire as a contributing editor. [Fish Bowl New York]

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