California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

  • A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County has died in committee. The new bill would have required HIV testing and expanded the law’s reach to all counties in California, as many XXX film sets have left LA County to skirt the rules. [LA Daily News]
  • Columbia University announced a new sexual assault policy today, but is receiving criticism from student activists for apparently avoiding their inclusion in developing it. [Huffington Post]
  • A startup scrapped a contest after they got backlash for offering a free smartphone to women who could get 50 “likes” after they uploaded pictures of themselves with the company logo written on their body. [The Verge]
  • Oregon has increased access to health care for transgender residents. [RH Reality Check]
  • The UK soccer team Sheffield United is being criticized for reportedly being in talks with former player Ched Evans, who will soon be finishing up a five-year jail sentence for raping a woman. [BuzzFeed]
  • This Buzzfeed beginner’s guide to contemporary feminist language is actually pretty good! [BuzzFeed]
  • Even in video games, women can’t escape rape. []
  • On gender discrimination at the hardware store. [xoJane]
  • Mary MacCracken, who wrote memoirs about her experiences teaching children with disabilities in the 1960s, died at 88. [New York Times]

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