The U.S. Supports Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Covers, Citing Free Speech

  • The U.S. State Department has voiced public support for Charlie Hebdo’s past and future satirical magazine covers, citing the importance of free speech. [RawStory]
  • French comedian Dieudonné has been arrested for Facebook comments that were perceived to support Charlie Hebdo gunman Amedy Coulibaly, in what some critics see as a censorial move that shines light on the hypocrisy of the “Je suis Charlie” movement. [The Intercept]
  • Here’s a summary of Charlie Hebdo’s new issue, in English. [The Daily Beast]
  • Men are far more likely to post sexist comments that entrench gender stereotypes than women are. [The Atlantic]
  • The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has caused a decline in female genital mutilation procedures, because they put FGM practitioners in contact with potentially infectious bodily fluids. [Jezebel]
  • Why do we prefer bystander intervention to social sanctioning as a preventative measure for rape? [Feministing]