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Amina, 19, Posts Topless Pic On Facebook, Threatened With Death By Stoning

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  • Amina, a 19-year-old FEMEN feminist activist in Tunisia, posted a topless picture of herself on Facebook with the words “Fuck your morals” written across her chest. She’s since been threatened with death by stoning or lashes by Muslim leaders. (One warned she might “give ideas to other women.” Oh no! Ideas!) Now activists are calling for a day of support for Amina on April 4. [Huffington Post UK, International Business Times]
  • Even some Republicans in North Dakota think they went too far in banning all abortions in the state. [Huffington Post]
  • Hitched columnist Andrea Grimes on the thousands of Dallas men who joined a rally against domestic violence. [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts gave his lesbian cousin Jean Podrasky a “highly coveted” ticket to the Court’s hearing on Prop 8 tomorrow. [Queerty]
  • Republican lawmaker Rep. Debbie Riddle posted something on her Facebook page about how women need to be “modest” while breastfeeding. As opposed to slutty breastfeeding? [San Francisco Gate] Keep reading »

North Dakota Passes Anti-Abortion Law Saying Life Begins At Conception

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  • North Dakota passed the nation’s most restrictive ban on abortion today: the ND House of Representatives advanced a “fetal personhood” measure which declares a fertilized egg a human, thereby criminalizing all abortion. The bill now heads to the Republican governor’s desk.  [Huffington Post]
  • Smith College, a well-regarded women’s college which graduated the likes of Gloria Steinem, has rejected a trans woman as a student because Calliope Wong was born a male. (It’s actually the second time Smith has rejected Wong as a student for this very reason.) [Newser]
  • But in some good news, on her blog, Callio mentions a friend of hers, who is also a trans woman, has been admitted to Simmons College, another women’s college. Simmons even gave her friend a $20,000 scholarship! [CallioWong.Tumblr.com]
  • On Adria Richards, “Donglegate” and the ethics of public shaming. [Feminist Philosophers]
  • Speaking of Donglegate, Men’s rights activists (MRAs), AKA the scum of the universe, are raising money for the man who got fired.  [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Starbucks CEO Shuts Down Marriage Equality Complainer

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  • At a recent shareholders meeting, a shareholder complained to Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz that sales dipped after the company publicly announced support for marriage equality. “You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company,” Shultz told the shareholder. “Thank you very much.” Baller. [Queerty]
  • Girls playing video games? Who’d've thunk! [Kotaku]
  • Also, a woman runs a science blog and everyone loses their marbles. [Guardian UK
  • The University of Tennessee pulled funding from a weeklong sex ed event for students after Fox News started harping about how a drag show and “lesbian bondage expert” were going to hurt these fragile kiddies’ minds. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Rush Limbaugh Thinks Beyoncé’s Song “Bow Down” Is About Submitting To Jay-Z

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  • Today in Things Rush Limbaugh Grossly Misunderstands About America in 2013: he raved on his show about how Beyoncé’s new song “Bow Down” is an ode to wifely submission, praising her for doing a “total 180,” marrying her “rich” husband Jay-Z and “she now understands it’s worth it to bow down.” Now, had this four-times-married conservative shock jock actually listened to the song, he would know that “Bow Down” is not about wifely submission at all and is actually about jealous girls. Or that the title is not called “Bow Down Bitches.”  [Think Progress]

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UFC Host Slams Trans Fighter Fallon Fox, Says She’s Not Really A Woman

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  • Joe Rogan, the voice of the UFC fighting league, says that Fallon Fox, the MMA fighter who recently came out as a trans woman, should not be allowed to fight with cisgendered women (i.e. people who are born female). Most offensively, Rogan said Fallon Fox is not really a woman. “I don’t care if you don’t have a dick anymore,” said Rogan, in a long, crass commentary. “You’re a man without a dick.” [TMZ]
  • Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teen who was shot by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls’ education, has returned to school, now in the UK, today. [Reuters]
  • Employers in Missouri are no longer allowed to deny contraceptive coverage in their employees’ insurance based on their own beliefs following a ruling by a federal judge on Monday. The law is an unconstitutional violation of the Affordable Care Act. [Feminist.org]
  • An Air Force instructor from Joint Base San Antionio-Lackland has been sentenced to four years in prison for raping a female trainee. [ABC News]
  • Last week, a mother in New York City attempted to commit suicide with her baby strapped to her body. The child survived, but Cynthia Wachenheim did not. She seems to have been suffering from postpartum psychosis, which brings up the question of whether new mothers are getting the mental healthcare support that they need. [Slate] Keep reading »

3,000 Saudis Want Women To Be Allowed To Drive

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  • Three thousand Saudis have signed a petition asking a conservative Muslim council to consider allowing women to legally drive. The council is said to be consideribg a debate on this wild and crazy idea. Women in cars! Who’d have thunk?! [Raw Story]
  • Meet the blogger behind the Steubenville rape case who screengrabbed tons of the offending tweets that showed this scandal unfold on social media. [xoJane]
  • Also, why does Steubenville football coach Reno Saccoccia still have his job? [Salon]
  • Henry Rollins, of all people, has written a kinda awesome piece about Steubenville. [Henry Rollins] Keep reading »
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