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Woman’s Family Sues Online Gun Website Over Lack Of Accountability

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  • The family of Jitka Vesel filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Armslist.com for illegally selling a gun to the man who murdered her. Vesel was shot as many as 12 times in the parking lot of a Chicago suburb by a stalker. Her murderer was not  supposed to be able to legally acquire the murder weapon on Armslist.com, but was able to purchase it by paying an extra $200. [Think Progress]
  • Female avatars in the video game Second Life are more likely to be dressed in skin-revealing clothing, according to a study of 400 avatars. [Geekosystem]
  • Find out how Stanford University is bridging the gender gap in the computer sciences. [TechCrunch] Keep reading »

Georgia Judge Temporarily Blocks Abortion Law

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  • A Georgia judge has granted a temporary injunction against an anti-abortion law that would go into effect on January 1, at the behest of three doctors in the state. [Bloomberg]
  • A trolley service in Annapolis, Maryland, is shutting down its business to all weddings rather than accomodate couples from same-sex marriages who want to use the trolleys on their big day. [Raw Story]
  • Actress Pia Glenn on how she is constantly being told she is not “black enough” for acting jobs. [xoJane] Keep reading »

CW Developing “Sherwood” Series About A Female Robin Hood

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  • The CW is developing a new TV series about Robin Hood called “Sherwood,” which will star a female lead. [NYMag.com]
  • New HIV infections among African American women are on the decline for the first time ever, according to new data from the Centers For Disease Control. [Madame Noire]
  • It’s extremely difficult for a 17-year-old girl in Virginia to bypass the state’s parental consent laws by obtaining written permission from a judge. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Indian Police Chief Suggests Women Protect Themselves From Rape With Chili Powder

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  • Here are two different ways to stop rape. One, teach men and women that rape is never, ever, ever acceptable. Two, tell women to carry around chili powder to throw at potential attackers. I guess chili powder in the eyeball will make a rapey boner go away right quick, according to a police chief in India. [Guardian UK]
  • Three doctors in Georgia are fighting against a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. [Think Progress]
  • Meet Fabiola Gianotti, part of the team who discovered the Higgs Boson particle this year. She is 5th runner-up for TIME magazine’s “Person Of The Year” award, which went to President Obama. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Swedish Teens Riot After Slut-Shaming On Instagram

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  • High school students in Sweden staged a riot after a 17-year-old student posted a question on Instagram asking for “sluts” to be identified, which garnered a list of 200 pictures of 13- and 14-year-old kids. In response, other students — including older siblings — went after the original poster and then rioted in the streets and at the mall. Damn, Sweden. You’re making us Americans look like we don’t give a shit about slut-shaming! [The Local SE]
  • Will a third attempt at a U.S. women’s soccer league be able to stay afloat? [New York Times]
  • On creating the best possible sexual assault policies for universities. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Why the GOP needs more black women. [The Root] Keep reading »

“Bad Barbies” Girl Gang Terrorizing The Bronx

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  • There’s a girl gang called the “Bad Barbies” in The Bronx who are an offshoot of a larger Latino gang throughout New York City. Hmm, ladies, this is not the sort of gender equality we support. [New York Post]
  • The New York Times had an in-depth piece this weekend about the town of Steubenville, Ohio, and the sexual assault of a young woman, possibly by members of the high school football team. [New York Times]
  • Will the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre finally force us to have a conversation about violence and masculinity in America? [Ms. Magazine] Keep reading »
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