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Afghan Man Murders Cousin, 15, After Her Family Rejects His Marriage Proposal

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  • An Afghani man had his 15-year-old cousin Nishina killed after her family rejected his marriage proposal. A cousin and nephew slit Nishina’s throat as she walked to fetch water from a well. This is what happens when violence against women is not taken seriously by a government: according to Human Rights Watch, men in Afghanistan feel entitled to maim or murder women and girls who have angered them. [Guardian UK]
  • Some important marriage equality cases are headed to the Supreme Court tomorrow — read this and brush up on what’s going on. [Mother Jones]
  • Her ex and her fiance were the ones throwing punches, but some media outlets are victim-blaming Halle Berry for the violence. [Feministing]
  • U.S. professional soccer is making its third attempt to form a women’s league. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Defense Attorney Likens 11-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim To “Spider” Who Lured Men To Her Web

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  • Victim blaming! Racism! The trial for those involved in a videotaped gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas, is, predictably, a demoralizing shitshow. You’re going to need to go to your happy place for awhile after reading this one. [Houston Chronicle]
  • Every hospital in Mississippi has refused to grant admitting privileges to abortion providers at the state’s only clinic, which may force the Jackson Women’s Health Care Clinic to close. [Jezebel]
  • Arizona’s Department of Health Services has launched a website to discourage women from having an abortion, which contains misleading information about how dangerous it is to terminate a pregnancy. [Feminist.org]
  • The “War On Men” op-ed author Suzanne Venker — niece of archconservative anti-feminist Phyllis Schafly — spreads more of her sexist stereotyping over at The Cut. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Michigan Considers Allowing 12-Week-Old Fetuses As Tax “Dependents”

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  • In a sneaky attempt to grant fetuses the same legal status as “people” and thus criminalize abortion, Michigan’s legislature has introduced a bill to change the tax code so that would-be parents could claim fetuses as “dependents” after 12 weeks of gestation. [Mother Jones]
  • President Obama has nominated the first-ever gay Latina judge, Nitza I. Quinonones Alejandro, to the federal courts. [Queerty]
  • Republican congressional candidate Brad Staats, who ran on a “family values” platform in Tennessee, was arrested for domestic assault this weekend after allegedly hitting his wife in the face. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

Teen Boy In Alabama Assaults His Sister’s Girlfriend On Thanksgiving

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  • The family of Mallory Owens in Mobile, Alabama, wants charges upgraded for the 18-year-old boy who allegedly assaulted Owens on Thanksgiving. Travis Hawkins Jr. allegedly beat Owens so badly that her broken nose will require reconstructive surgery — all because she is dating his sister and he does not “approve.” He was arrested for second degree assault charges, but Owens’ family says his attack was a hate crime and should be upgraded to attempted murder. [WKRG] Keep reading »

Mom Blogs About Taking Her Son For Pedicures

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  • I’m loving this post on Raising My Rainbow, a parenting blog hosted on Queerty written by the mother of “a slightly effeminiate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son.” In this latest post, she writes about taking her son for pedicures and how rudely everyone in the nail salon behaved. The woman doing the mom’s pedicure actually asked her, “Is that a boy or a girl?” [Queerty]
  • A U.S. District judge ruled on Monday that a chain store called Hobby Lobby must abide by the provisions of Obamacare in regards to contraception; Hobby Lobby has appealed the ruling. [Think Progress]
  • Four generals, four scandals, and a sprawling rape case. [NYmag.com The Cut]
  • Karen Handel, the former executive at Susan G. Komen who left the organization amidst allegations they were politicizing their funding for Planned Parenthood, is reportedly considering a Senate bid. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Today Is The Trans Day Of Remembrance

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  • In remembrance of the Trans Day Of Remembrance, here’s a piece by a trans woman on how connecting with her Korean birth mother, who put her up for adoption as a baby, helped her come out. [Fire Dog Lake]
  • And here’s more about the Trans Day of Remembrance and transgender visibility. [Queerty]
  • New guidelines released yesterday from the US Preventative Services Task Force recommend that every American between the ages of 15 and 65 be regularly tested for HIV, which is included as a preventative service available without a co-pay by Obamacare. [Feminist.org]
  • Here’s how to support women and girls after a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy. [MAKERS] Keep reading »
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