#BringBackOurGirls Could Actually Happen Soon

  • The Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram allegedly held numerous negotiations in August with the Red Cross and the Nigerian government to swap prisoners for the over 200 school girls who were kidnapped in April. The group opposes education for women, so they absconded with Nigerian teenagers and reportedly have been forcing the girls to “marry” members of their group. [CNN]
  • Spain has dropped its controversial plans to further restrict abortion access. [Guardian UK]
  • It wouldn’t be a proper interview with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard if someone didn’t ask her some sexist question about her personal life. [BuzzFeed]
  • Scientists love data, so let’s take a look at these global figures on gender and racial diversity in the science fields. [Scientific American]
  • Take a closer look at the campaign to put pressure on Cover Girl to stop sponsoring the NFL in light of its handling of players who commit domestic abuse, including the Ravens’ Ray Rice. [BuzzFeed]
  • Looking for a worthy cause to support? Vela Magazine has published nonfiction essays, features and reviews written by women and worked to draw more attention to women’s bylines both in print and online. In a new Kickstarter campaign, they’re seeking $25,000 so they can actually pay the women who write for them — a worthy cause if there ever was one. [Kickstarter]

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