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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Boycotts St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Gay Ban

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  • New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio announced he will boycott the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the largest in the nation, because  of the organizers’ ban on pro-gay banners and signs. De Blasio is the first-ever NYC mayor to decline participation in the parade. [ABC News]
  • Louisiana has scrapped its kinda shady new abortion restrictions (which would have closed all of the state’s clinics) following pushback from reproductive rights protestors. [Feminist.org]
  • Mary Barra, GM’s first female CEO, will make half of what her predecessor made. And her predecessor will still earn more than her as an outside senior advisor. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Four Same Sex Couples Challenge Wisconsin’s Ban On Gay Marriage

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  • Four same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit today through the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage. [LGBTQ Nation, Bloomberg]
  • “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski spoke out publicly this morning in support of Dylan Farrow, who wrote a piece in the New York Times this weekend about the sexual abuse she (allegedly) suffered by her father, Woody Allen. “I believe her,” Brzezinski said. ”I’m never going to a Woody Allen movie again. I will say it, I believe her.” [Huffington Post]
  • What happens when you tell people you’re only reading books written by women. [The Toast] Keep reading »

Anti-Abortion Christian Groups Push “Cookie-cott” Of The Girl Scouts

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  • Anti-abortion Christian groups launched a national boycott of the Girl Scouts current cookie selling fundraiser, because the group’s Twitter account tweeted a link to an article which included Texas Democrat Wendy Davis as a ‘woman of the year.’ The groups are warning parents that the Girl Scouts are promoting politicians who support abortion. Oh, for fuck’s sake, people! This smear campaign gets more ridiculous every day. [Think Progress, Slate]
  • The late Rep. Shirley Chisholm, who was the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first Black person to run for president, is being remembered on a U.S. postage stamp. [New York Daily News]
  • Here’s Frisky contributor Veronica Arreola with her take on The Nation‘s piece, “Feminism’s Toxic Twitter Wars.” [Viva La Feminista] Keep reading »

Woman Reveals The Batshit Insane & Hateful Anonymous Comments She Receives On Tumblr

  • Lindsay Bottos is a 21-year-old student who posts a lot of selfies on Tumblr. In this new project, which she has shared on Buzzfeed, Lindsay posts actual cruel, slut-shaming and even violent anonymous comments that she receives on Tumblr. It’s really fucking disgusting (and not uncommon for women who post pics on the internet). [BuzzFeed]
  • Maryland’s state legislature is considering a bill that would require colleges in the state to administer a survey on sexual violence every three years and to report the findings to the state’s Higher Education Commission. [Feminist.org] Keep reading »

Fox News Gathers 4 Men For Panel Discussion About “War On Women”

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Louisiana’s Abortion Clinics May Soon Close Thanks To New “Emergency” Regulations

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  • Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals has enacted “emergency” abortion regulations — written without public comment — which require a woman seeking an abortion to wait 30 days after taking a blood test before she can terminate her pregnancy. The rules also require clinics to largely increase their sizes in order to keep their licenses. This will likely have the effect of closing Louisiana’s five abortion providers. [RH Reality Check]
  • Pussy Riot’s performance in Brooklyn next week will be “satanic,” says area Russian Orthodox priest. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Cleveland Police Department is finally testing its massive backlog of rape kits (i.e. the DNA evidence taken from a rape victim after the assault). One thousand have been tested and there are another 3,000 to still be done. [NPR] Keep reading »

Republican Candidate Says Gay Marriage Makes God Punish Us With AIDS

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  • Gay marriage and abortion are causing autism and AIDS, didn’t you know? That’s according to a Republican candidate in Chicago, everyone! Please keep talking to media outlets, wackadoo conservatives. Just keep on talking. [Jezebel]
  • On President Obama’s radical speech about sexual violence in America. [MSNBC]
  • How to listen when a loved one says “I had an abortion.” [EBONY]
  • Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is now trying to raise money off the comments he made before a Republican audience that women who use birth control just “can’t control their libido or their reproductive system.” [Talking Points Memo] Keep reading »

FBI Arrests “Revenge Porn King” Hunter Moore

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  • Justin Bieber isn’t the only icky person put behind bars today. The FBI arrested “revenge porn king” Hunter Moore, 27, who allegedly hosted the website IsAnyoneUp.com, where men would submit scantily clad photos of their exes, which were then posted with the women’s names and addresses. Moore is accused, with Charles Evens, 25, of conspiring to hack into women’s email accounts to find nude photos to be posted online. [Mother Jones, TIME] Keep reading »

Republican Politician Cites Bible, Writes That Wives Should Submit To Husbands

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  • Last month, Republican Representative Steve Pearce of New Mexico published a memoir in which he wrote about his Biblical belief that a wife should “submit” to her husband as part of her “obedience to the Lord.” [Huffington Post]
  • In remembrance of today being the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision effectively legalizing abortion, Cosmopolitan spoke with four couples about how having an abortion changed their relationship. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Meanwhile, the Washington Post interviewed two young women who are anti-abortion activists. And they put it in the Style section! [Washington Post] Keep reading »

Sarah Silverman & Zach Galifianakis Raise $20,000 For The Texas Abortion Fund

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  • Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Retta, Jen Kirkman and others raised around $20,000 at a comedy show on Sunday night called “A Night Of A Thousand Vaginas” to benefit the Texas Abortion Fund. The fund are a group of charities that women in Texas seeking abortions can tap into when facing prohibitive costs and barriers by their conservative state legislature. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Last week, Grantland published an essay about Essay Anne Vanderbilt, the inventor of a golf club, whom the author Caleb Hannum outed as a transgender woman. Fearing how she would be outed once the piece, “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” was published, Vanderbilt committed suicide during the reporting. Here’s a view pieces that have smart takes on the lack of journalistic ethics that lead to the outing of a trans woman against her will. [Flavorwire, Think Progress, Think Progress]
  • The mother of Daisy Coleman has penned a new piece on xoJane about her daughter’s suicide attempt. [xoJane] Keep reading »
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