Women Lie About Rape, Says Spanish Politician

  • The mayor of Valladolid, Spain, told a radio show he’s afraid of getting into an elevator alone with a “girl” (yes, he called adult women “girls”) because she could tear her clothes off and fuck him and then falsely accuse him of rape. Quite rightly, everyone is now asking DA FUQ?!  Hooray, for once it is not an American politician who said something stupid and offensive about sexual assault! [Slate]
  • Georgia, Arkansas and Mississippi are the worst places in the United to raise girls, according to a new report by the Girl Scouts Research Institute. [Feminist.org]
  • A school superintendent in Oklahoma called female students who violated the dress code “skanks” and asked them to bend over to prove their shirts were too short. [Cosmopolitan]
  • This is how the NBA’s new union leader Michele Roberts has to confront both gender and racial barriers in her job. [New York Times]
  • LGBT folks have a lower quality of well-being compared with straight folks, according to a new Gallup poll. [Queerty]
  • Investigators in India say that two teenaged girls who were found hanging from a tree were not sexually assaulted before they were killed, contrary to initial reports. [CNN]
  • Underwear brand Dear Kate features real women who work in tech posing in T-shirts and panties. [BuzzFeed]
  • From ratchet to rich: this is the range of Black women on “reality TV.” [Clutch Magazine]

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