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Female Police Officers In Indonesia Have To Submit To A Vaginal Probe To Prove Their Virginity

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  • Female police officers in Indonesia must submit to a “virginity test” that involves probing their vaginas. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • A racist “#PantsUpDontLoot” billboard, parodying the “Hands up, don’t shoot” slogan, could go up in Ferguson. [The Root]
  • An Uber executive suggested that the company could spread the details of a female journalist’s personal life in order to smear her, after she wrote critically about the service. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Missouri Has Been Declared A State Of Emergency Prior To Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Decision

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  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri while awaiting the Ferguson grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. [Raw Story]
  • Anonymous is doxxing Ku Klux Klan members who have been threatening violence in Ferguson, Missouri. [Daily Dot]
  • Leslie Feinberg, legendary trans* activist, pioneering trans* historian, and communist, has died of medical complications. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

  • Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
  • #YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel]
  • President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times]
  • The KKK is threatening lethal force on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, pending the Grand Jury decision on Officer Darren Wilson’s indictment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

President Obama Is Concerned About Violence In Ferguson After The Grand Jury Makes Its Decision

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  • President Obama is concerned about violence in Ferguson in the coming days and has provided support for local law enforcement. Weren’t they the ones shooting? [Politico]
  • Women matter more than fetuses do. Or we should, anyway. [New Republic]
  • Angela Blackwell talks about why we still can’t have a good conversation about race. [Salon]
  • Read this convincing argument for “douchebag” as the white racial slur the world has needed. [Medium] Keep reading »

Michael Brown’s Parents Spoke To The UN About Justice In Ferguson

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  • Michael Brown’s parents gave a statement to the UN about the need for justice in Ferguson, Missouri. [The Root]
  • Jeff Osborne isn’t sorry for the Nazi imagery in his lyrical video for Nicki Minaj’s “Only,” because the First Amendment will die if he can’t be offensive. [Business Insider]
  • Read the story of a woman who spent almost two decades in prison and faced the death penalty several times for a crime she didn’t commit. [Ravishly]
  • Anti-immigration laws are hurting cities. [Salon] Keep reading »

It Gets 0.86 Percent Better For The Gays And Lesbians Every Year

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  • Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work toward building a “strong America.” OK. [The Root]
  • The Bath Film Festival has a feminist rating for movies this year. [Marie Claire]
  • Nico Lang dissects the cultural trope of the “crazy bitch” in relation to Taylor Swift’s new video. [Daily Dot]
  • Amanda Palmer regrets making a snap decision to continue extending an invitation to Jian Ghomeshi to join her in Toronto on her book tour. [Salon]
  • Read about the relationship between body hair and femininity. [YouBeauty]
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