Plus, a woman in Hong Kong is accused of assaulting a police officer with her breast, and Nadia Lee Cohen builds a photography project in response to online censorship. All in Today’s Lady News!
Plus, did you know that marital rape was legal in the United States through the mid-80s? No wonder Donald Trump is still stuck in that decade…
Plus, did you know Beatrix Potter studied mushrooms?
People are still taking the anti-abortion video seriously despite its factual inaccuracies, Second Star NYC has webseries featuring a full-figured lead actress, England’s government is putting young women at risk, Hunter S. Thompson’s once-assistant has released a novel about the gonzo journalist.
President Obama will support gay rights on his upcoming tour of Africa, Venice is banning books that talk about non-traditional families, it’s possible to segregate the internet, and the Fight for $15 has moved to the campaign trail.
Meagan Taylor will be pursuing legal action against the Iowa officers who arrested and jailed her on dubious charges, trans men are also victimized by hate-motivated violence, Spain has raised its legal marrying age, and Nan Goldin has a new show of undiscovered photos from the Boston drag scene.
Apple Model Management has opened a location in the U.S., a Fresno woman shut down objections to same-sex marriage in 150 words, Vine star Carter Reynolds put his ex-girlfriend in the hospital, and Twitter hosted an ill-conceived frat party happy hour.
This is the longest case of AIDS remission after stopping treatment currently known.
Scott Park compiles the greatest women of SF/F, a transgender minister has raised bail for a dubiously arrested and detained trans woman, Joshua Feuerstein wants you to fight gay rights with assault rifles, and there’s an 84-year-old infamous jewel thief, just so you know.
Eric Garner’s friends and family are mourning and asking what progress has been made in the last year, since he was choked to death by a police officer.
FOX has been raging over a non-issue about Oregon’s transition coverage, Americans United for Life are chipping slowly away at reproductive rights, Boys’ Life magazine is super gay, and check out the advice Margaret Thatcher got from her political allies.
Some foodies think foraging is a viable solution for urban hunger and poverty, this year’s Comic Con was more trans*-inclusive than ever, women’s “health” magazines are terrible for you, and beach etiquette advice from 100 years ago holds up today.
Myanmar has barred Suu Kyi from the country’s presidency, LGBT rights around the world are sparse, Gaston Glock (allegedly) had a lawyer jailed because he wanted the lawyer’s wife, and a comedy club in Phyllis Diller’s hometown is fundraising to honor the legend’s career.
KBG84 is taking over Japan from their tiny island homeland; Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses the physical realities of being Black in his new book; American Samoa is holding out on same-sex marriage; and two lawyers are helping to reshape the way colleges treat rape cases.
San Diego Comic Con has some fabulous queer events; girls in juvenile prisons have tremendous rates of past sexual abuse; a man drugged his girlfriend so he could keep playing video games; and the Museum of Sex has a centuries-old porn stash.
And: Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court nominee wasn’t approved by its Parliament, Facebook made a feminist tweak to the “Friends” icon, and Martha Washington used to be featured on American currency.
America won against Japan 5-2 last night; in other news, Edomex is losing two women a day to violence and kidnappings, beer enthusiasts are waking up to craft beer’s sexism problem, and French erotica magazine L’imparfaite views sex sociopolitically.
Are you watching the Women’s World Cup Yet? And elsewhere, the Episcopal Church has approved same-sex marriage ceremonies, and Norway’s running a safe sex ad with a glitter-ejaculating penis.
Laverne Cox and other icons are donating a dollar for each selfie taken in front of a pride mural!
Plus, some Canadian grandparents think that comprehensive sex education will “rape” their grandkids’ childhoods – their words, not mine.