New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

  • Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous identity of “Brian.” [Asbury Park Press]
  • Here are seven Black women to follow for updates on the aftermath of Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Missouri. [For Harriet]
  • Girls outperformed boys on New York State’s standardized math tests this year. []
  • Not even a suicidal, 18-year-old rape victim could fight Ireland’s strict law against abortion. [Guardian UK]
  • We need to stop calling abortion a “difficult decision” because for man women, it simply is not a difficult choice at all. [Washington Post]
  • The UK will begin adding mothers’ names to marriage registers so that all parents’ of a couple are acknowledged. [Guardian UK]
  • Writer Claire Zulkey on why she has stopped apologizing for being a working mother. [Fast Company]
  • On the sexy feminism of Starz’s new show “Outlander.” [The Atlantic]

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