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Member Of Pussy Riot Hospitalized From Prison Overwork

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Pussy Riot Found Guilty
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  • One of the members of Pussy Riot, the Russian  feminist punk collective that was imprisoned for “hooliganism” after publicly speaking out against President Vladmir Putin, has been hospitalized. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been suffering from headaches and now says she has been overworked at the prison colony where she was sentenced to two years of hard labor (sewing the linings of 320 jackets per day). [Yahoo]
  • Two different people have sent me this TED Talk called “50 Shades Of Gay,” so I think that means I must share it with you all. [TED]
  • Glenn Beck said something reprehensible about the military lifting the ban on women in ground combat, you will be shocked to hear. [Raw Story]
  • A man in Washington State has been charged with a hate crime after he hit a car with two women in it, pulled the Club out of his car, and told the women, “I can tell you’re lesbians. I should beat the crap out of you.” [King5]

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Tennessee Reintroduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

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  • Tennessee’s state Senate has reintroduced a bill that would ban elementary and middle school teachers from discussing homosexuality because it is not “natural” reproduction. The bill reads that anything other than natural reproduction is “sensitive,” “inappropriate,” and “best explained and discussed in the home.” Clearly if children are not exposed to gayness, they will never end up gay. That totally works. [Feminist.org]
  • On the secret squads of Orthodox Jews that enforce “modesty” codes with Mafia-like threats. [New York Times]
  • On the problems with using gender essentialism to address sexual violence. [Feministing] Keep reading »
Life As A Gay Man
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Butt Chugging Isn't Gay
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Why Mothers Are Getting Screwed At Retirement Age

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  • This should scare all of us: many women are unable to financially provide for themselves after reaching retirement age, due to the wage gap and time women take off for raising children. Motherhood increases the wage gap and that puts elderly women at a higher risk for poverty. [Madame Noire]
  • “Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object.” God bless you, The Onion. [The Onion]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to write a second memoir. [TODAY News]
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on why it’s about time for military women to serve in combat. [NPR] Keep reading »

Dude Politician Advises Against Walking Home In “Tight, Short Skirt And High Shoes”

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  • British politician Richard Graham, the Gloucester MP, is in trubs after he shared some safety tips for women with his local newspaper that toed the line between common sense and victim blaming:  ”If you are a young woman on her own trying to walk back home through Gloucester Park, early in the morning in a tight, short skirt and high shoes and there’s a predator and if you are blind drunk and wearing those clothes how are you able to get away.” In a post on his own blog, Graham wrote, “I stick by these words,” but said he was trying to emphasize risks to women. Just last week, the British actress Joanna Lumley from “Ab Fab” made similar comments, warning women to “behave properly.” [BuzzFeed via This Is Gloucestershire]
  • Egyptian protesters have been holding forth in Tahrir Square all weekend and at least 25 women have been sexually assaulted, including being stripped naked or raped. [Guardian UK]
  • Ex-Feministing blogger Ann Friedman takes on the revival of the word “lady.” [New Republic] Keep reading »

Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced In Congress

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  • The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was reintroduced in the Senate this week. House Republicans blocked VAWA, making it the first time the bill has not been renewed since 1994, because they  balked at VAWA’s inclusions for Native Americans, immigrant women, and LGBTQ folks. The bill was reintroduced, with bipartisan support, removing a provision that would have provided visas to immigrant victims of domestic violence. [New York Times, Huffington Post]
  • Victims of “revenge porn” have banded together for a class action lawsuit against GoDaddy and Texxxan.com. [BetaBeat]
  • I would love for conservatives to introduce me to some ladies who carry 30-round assault rifles “for self-defense.”  [Feministing]
  • A Catholic hospital in Colorado is claiming fetuses aren’t people in a medical malpractice suit. [Feminist.org] Keep reading »

Texas YMCA Denies Family Membership To Lesbian Parents

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  • A YMCA in Tyler, Texas, is allegedly refusing to give a family membership to two lesbian parents, even though they did issue them such a membership a decade ago. The YMCA is now claiming the couple needs to have a marriage licence, despite the fact Texas doesn’t issue same-sex marriage certificates.  [Think Progress]
  • Cue the op-ed arguing that the Secretary of Defense shouldn’t have lifted the ban on women in combat. Apparently we can’t handle men pooping around us! [Wall Street Journal]
  • Two Democratic female senators have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would require employers to prove that difference in pay is based on merit instead of gender. It also protects employees from being penalized for filing a pay discrimination claim. [Feminist.org] Keep reading »
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