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Feminists Take Over A Misogynist Facebook Page From The Inside

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  • Read this story about how six feminists took over a misogynist Facebook page from the inside… [The Daily Dot]
  • Black women are 49 percent less likely than white women to get tested for the mutated genes that lead to breast cancer. Here’s what else you need to know about how race impacts breast healthcare. [Diversity Inc]
  • Vermont has passed an equal pay law that targets certain factors that lead to a wage gap. [National Women’s Law Center]
  • North Carolina, thank God, has taken out that part of an anti-abortion bill that would have allowed employers to refuse coverage for birth control. [RH Reality Check]
  • On the ethics of extreme porn: is some sex wrong even among consenting adults? [The Atlantic] Keep reading »

Women Don ’60s “Mad Men” Costumes To Protest North Carolina Birth Control Refusal Bill

NC Wants Parental Consent
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... for STD testing? Are you serious? Read More »
NC Vaginal Probe
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Abortion Provider Threat
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NC politician calls for public hanging of abortion providers. Read More »
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  • North Carolina’s state house is set to debate a bill that would allow employers to refuse coverage of employees’ birth control. In protest, a bunch of women dressed up in ’60s-era “Mad Men” garb and sat in the audience! [RH Reality Check, Huffington Post]
  • A bakery in Oregon is refusing to provide a cake to lesbian brides. Oh this again?. [Raw Story]
  • The White House is taking proactive steps to lower the wage gap between male and female federal workers. [AL.com]
  • The director of the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office said that sexism needs to be taken as seriously as racism within the military. Hear, hear! [USA Today]
  • Meanwhile, a soldier who was to set up a sexual assault prevention program in Texas has been arrested for “abusive sexual contact.” Facepalm. [Talking Points Memo] Keep reading »

Rep. Michele Bachmann Urges “Spiritual Warfare” Against Marriage Equality, Reproductive Rights

Teen Stands Up To Sex Ed
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Katelyn Campbell just said no to her school's abstinence-only sex ed. Read More »
No "Feminist" Blog
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Beliefnet wouldn't use the word "feminist" on a blog. Read More »
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  • Rep. Michele Bachmann is urging Christians to engage in “spiritual warfare” to put their religious values in government, like banning marriage equality and criminalizing abortion. Scary, scary stuff. [Raw Story]
  • In related I’m-moving-to-Canada news, North Carolina’s state Senate has advanced a bill that erroneously lists abortion as a cause of premature birth. Although the medical community vehemently disagrees, abortion opponents frequently claim that abortion causes breast cancer or makes it difficult for women to have children in the future. The NC bill includes abortion as a cause of “preterm birth” up there with drug use lack of prenatal care. [RH Reality Check]
  • On Planned Parenthood and the real lessons of the Kermit Gosnell case. [The Daily Beast]
  • “Elementary” actress Lucy Liu on the limits placed on her for being an Asian actress in Hollywood. [xoJane]
  • On the inappropriate comments being made about Angelina Jolie losing her natural breasts to a double mastectomy, which she chose to have to prevent breast cancer. [Slate] Keep reading »

Cab Driver Allegedly Rapes Sleeping Woman, Returns Lost Wallet, Wants A Cookie

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  • A New Orleans cab driver would much prefer that you focus on the fact he returned a man’s lost wallet and didn’t accept the reward and not that he covered the in-cab surveillance camera and allegedly raped a woman sleeping in the back of his taxi. [Jezebel]
  • Surprise! White men make up the majority of evening cable news hosts. [Media Matters For America]
  • California’s state Assembly has advanced a bill that will protect trans students who use bathrooms based on their gender identity, not their physical sex. [Los Angeles Times]
  • What are Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision that effectively legalized abortion in America? [Politico] Keep reading »

Minnesota’s Rep. Peggy Scott Says “My Heart Breaks” Over Marriage Equality Win

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  • Minnesota’s state House has advanced a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage … [Feminist.org]
  • … which has one Minnesota Republican named Rep. Peggy Scott very upset. “My heart breaks for Minnesota,” she said. Deal with it. [Raw Story]
  • Microsoft has named Amy Hood as its first-ever female CFO. [The Daily Beast]
  • Here’s how to participate in a national call-in for Kiera Wilmot, the teen girl in Florida who was expelled, arrested and charged with a felony all for a science project gone wrong. [Crunk Feminist Collective]
  • ABC News producer Dawn Ennis has come out to her colleagues as transgender, asking now to be referred to as “Dawn” instead of “Don,” and henceforth dressing in her gender at the office. [Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »

SlutWalk Protest Gets Student Teacher Theresa Illgen Removed From Job

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  • Theresa Illgen, 23, a student teacher, was asked not to return to the high school where she was teaching after she participated in a SlutWalk protest on the New Mexico State University campus and had a picture of herself wearing a bra on the front page of the local newspaper. Illgen is the president of a student feminist group and marched in the protest with tons of other students. [Las Cruces Sun-News]
  • An abortion provider reflects on motherhood and her own abortion. [Raw Story]
  • A Change.org petition asking Disney not to give Princess Merida from “Brave” a sexy makeover has garnered over 30,000 signatures. [Change.org]
  • On how “The Great Gatsby” movie gets fashion and feminism wrong. [Collectors Weekly] Keep reading »
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