NY Removing Abortion Safeguards From Women’s Equality Act

  • New York lawmakers and women’s rights groups are removing a provision from the Women’s Equality Act that would safeguard late-term abortions in order to get it passed; so much for equality. [Jezebel]
  • Read this interview with Tamara Chalabi, the co-founder of the Iraq-based arts not-for-profit Ruya Foundation, on ISIS destruction of artifacts and artworks. [ArtNet]
  • A gay couple who met at the University of Alabama is withholding millions of dollars in donations to the university over Alabama’s refusal to allow same-sex marriages in the state. [RawStory]
  • The French government is seriously considering backing a bill that would ban “excessively skinny” (whatever that means) models from walking at shows, fining the agency or fashion house, and jailing the agents that hire them. Talk about excessive? [New York Daily News]
  • Three judges in Britain have been removed from their jobs for watching porn on their work accounts. [BBC]
  • Thailand is cautioning women against underboob selfies, saying it could cause “harm to society.” OK. [NPR]
  • Google exec Eric Schmidt got called out by an audience member at a panel on diversity at SXSW for repeatedly interrupting a fellow female panel member. [Feministing]
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here are pictures of celebrations around the world. [The Guardian]

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