Female Genital Mutilation Rates Have Doubled In The U.S.

  • Rates of female genital mutilation in America have doubled in the past 10 years. (Newsweek)

  • Want to know how to make an accused rapist look good? Ask Cathy Young. (Jezebel)
  • A new study shows that teachers’ unconscious biases can discourage girls from pursuing math and science, but that on the other hand a little bit of encouragement can go a long way. (New York Times)
  • The board game Monopoly was created by an anti-monopolist feminist named Lizzie Magie, who is now my hero. (The Daily Beast)
  • A forthcoming paper reveals that people trust online commenters for information about vaccination as much as they trust doctors. So basically, we’re all going to die. (Washington Post)
  • If you’re a caretaker for aging or ill parents, you probably know: Death is becoming more painful. (The Atlantic)
  • Interviews with Margaret Atwood are always enlightening and lovely, so here’s one from Slate. (Slate)
  • Don’t give up hope on the new Harper Lee novel yet! (Flavorwire)
  • Check out this interview with the women behind the Athena Film Festival. (The Mary Sue)