The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.
Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!
So much for equality!
The most shocking finding from the DOJ report on Ferguson is that more than 75 percent of Ferguson residents have standing arrest warrants.
Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find…
An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.
A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence.
Colorado, you ARE high.
Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.
The University of Oregon is claiming that they can access a rape victim’s counseling records from the help she sought on-campus after her assault as part of their investigation — and technically, they’re right.
Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP]
A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16…
The US Justice Department has issued a scathing report faulting Ferguson, MO police for racial bias.
VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE]
Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory]
The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title…
Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, and a crucial moment to think about what justice is for Black Americans.
Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech’s glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming “Jem and the Holograms” movie.
Here’s a look into America’s first women-only mosque. [NBC]
Finland’s national radio service is going to read the Koran on air cover-to-cover in order to “increase people’s knowledge of the Koran and Muslim culture in Finland.” [BBC]
Check out this explainer about sex, intersex, and why “male” and “female” aren’t adequate categorie…
At least six trans* women have been murdered this year. Why are we not outraged? [The Daily Beast]
Turkish men are protesting in skirts for women’s rights, in memory of rape and murder victim Ozgecan Aslan. [CNN]
British Labour Party MP Rachel Reeves is dismissing claims that her pregnancy will keep her…
If you haven’t read Joni Edelman’s essay on why being thin doesn’t cure sadness or manufacture happiness yet, GO DO IT. NOW. NOW NOW NOW.
Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News]
A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian]
The case against allowing adoption for same-sex parents is riddled with pseudo-science. [The Atlantic]
Hunter Moore, founder of revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, has bee…