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High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

On Slutshaming
It's about controlling women through guilt and shame. Read More »
Facebook Suicide
Teen kills herself over Facebook cyberbullying. Read More »
Bullies Of Tumblr
Against shaming guys from OK Cupid on Tumblr over their profiles. Read More »
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Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for humiliation, like stocks in the town square.

And lest you forget, children are watching us and mimicking what we do. Don’t believe me? Just read this piece by 16-year-old high school student Temitayo Fagbenle, who explains how slutshaming on Facebook is an “every day” occurrence amongst her peers. Keep reading »

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweet Photo Of Her Sexist, Racist Hate Mail

Fired Over Hair
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Black woman fired for responding to Facebook posts about her hair. Read More »
Rhonda Lee Speaks Out
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Black meteorologist speaks out on getting fired. Read More »
Racist Joke?
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Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki accused of a racist joke. Read More »

Malala Yousufzai Finally Leaves UK Hospital (And Is Staying In England)

Meet Malala
5 things to know about Malala, the 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban. Read More »
Update On Malala
On Monday, Malala was airlifted out of Pakistan to a UK hospital. Read More »
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Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girls’ education activist who was shot by the Taliban in October, has finally left the UK hospital where she has been recuperating. Malala has been a voice for the rights of girls and women in her native Pakistan; she was shot in the skull while riding a school bus on October 9, and would have died if not for a lifesaving operation. Several days later, Pakistan had Malala and her family transported to the UK for further medical care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. This week, this brave young girl became an outpatient, as she’s left for her family’s temporary home in the West Midlands. Her father, who is also a vocal advocate for girls’ education, has been hired at a Pakistani embassy, according to the UK’s Guardian. Malala will still have required hospital visits while she’s rehabilitating, plus another reconstructive surgery in the next month or two. Keep reading »

UK Cracking Down On Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

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  • The United Kingdom is seeking stricter regulation of cosmetic surgery procedures, including an proposed ban on “free consultations” and “two-for-one” plastic surgery deals, as well as two stages of written consent. The regulations follow a scandal last year, where almost 50,000 breast implants manufactured in France were found to contain industrial grade silicone, instead of medical-grade silicone. [Guardian UK]
  • Texas Republicans are attempting to make it more difficult to acquire the abortion pill, which is a safe and discreet way for women to terminate pregnancies at home. [Huffington Post]
  • Check out the just-launched Radical Women’s History Project Tumblr! [RWHP]

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Indonesian City Bans Slutty Ladies From “Straddling” Male Bicyclists

Miniskirts Banned
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... so that sluts don't tempt men to assault them. Read More »
Rape Victim Suicide
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A 17-year-old Indian gang rape victim committed suicide. Read More »
Protect With Chili Powder?
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Indian police chief offensively suggested chili powder prevents rape. Read More »
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Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten. Keep reading »

Republicans Block Renewal Of The Violence Against Women Act

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  • House Republicans have blocked the Violence Against Women Act, making it the first time the bill has not been renewed since 1994. GOP legislators balked at VAWA’s inclusions for Native Americans, immigrant women, and LGBTQ folks. God, this is depressing. [MSNBC]
  • A judge has ruled that Texas can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood clinics and deny health care coverage to nearly 50,000 poor women (it objects to clinics providing abortions) while a trial goes forward to ascertain the legality of the state’s defunding. [New York Daily News, Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • Pregnancies by Latina women declined from 2007 to 2010, as Hispanic women are planning for smaller families. [New York Times] Keep reading »
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