Tales Of An Abortion Doula

  • This fascinating essay about a woman’s experience as an abortion doula is a must-read. [NYMag.com]
  • Today is the 51st anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four little girls. [AL.com]
  • Cover Girl appears to have moved their crossmarketing page for the Baltimore Ravens, who terminated their contract last week with Ray Rice for beating his wife. At the end of last week, activists were beginning to put pressure on Cover Girl for advertising with a company that appears to care little about violence against women. [Jezebel]
  • Meanwhile, defenders of Rice are going with the brilliant argument that he’s a victim, too. [Slate]
  • An anti-abortion measure will be on ballot in North Dakota in November that would define life as existing at any stage of development. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Black feminist writer Tressie McMillan Cottom talks reparations and fastfood worker strikes. [ColorLines]
  • A federal judge ordered the state of Arizona, which does not recognize same-sex marriage, to issue a death certificate that acknowledge’s a man’s male spouse. [Washington Post]
  • Talk show host Steve Harvey thinks that describing men as dogs who pee on women to mark their territory is hilarious. [Gawker]
  • On the greatest Black women in superhero comics (who aren’t Storm). [io9]

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