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President Demands Gov’t Contractors Beef Up Prevention Of Human Trafficking

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  • President Obama issued an executive order today which will compel government contractors to assure they are not contributing to human trafficking, including sex trafficking, in the course of their work. Contractors will have to abolish trafficking-type practices like charging “recruitment fees” and being misleading about the jobs which are being filled. “We’re making clear that American tax dollars must never, ever be used to support the trafficking of human beings,” the President said at the Clinton Global Initiative today,  [Wall Street Journal]
  • Blogger Nancy Goldstein on why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deserves a shot at the presidency — including a quote from moi! [Guardian UK]
  • Facebook won’t remove the “12-year-old slut” meme.  Which actually, genuinely makes me feel dirty about giving FB my business. [BuzzFeed]
  • Tina Fey has signed a four-year deal with Universal television to keep creating shows for NBC.  Liz Lemon 4eva! [Slate] Keep reading »

IKEA Pulls Pussy Riot Photo From Web Site

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  • IKEA has pulled a photo depicting four people dressed like Pussy Riot, sitting on their couches wearing brightly-colored face covering balaclava masks.  The image — which appears to be a reference to the three punk rockers who were jailed this summer for speaking out publicly against the government — was uploaded onto IKEA’s Russian website in a section that posts pics of customers posing with their furniture. The company said it did not want to become “propapanda” for Pussy Riot by keeping the image up, so it was removed.  [The Local SE]
  • “Brides” magazine has named Keija Minor its new editor-in-chief, making her the first-ever black EIC ever named by Conde Nast. [Madame Noire]
  • A young mother about the four years she spent raising a child on welfare. [New York Times Magazine] Keep reading »

Women In Science Screwed By Sexism

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  • Men applying to science positions at research universities were deemed more competent than women applicants, according to a new study. Or as blogger Kay Steiger put it, “Science documents discrimination against women in science.” I know we have a bunch of Frisky readers who’ve studied or are currently studying science. Care to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments? [Inside Higher Ed, Kay Steiger] Keep reading »

Vogue Excludes Women Novelists From Edith Wharton Spread

  • Why were there no women novelists in Vogue‘s Edith Wharton spread? [Slate] [Photo: Slate/Vogue]
  • Female voters nationwide favor President Obama by 10 points, according to a poll released yesterday by NBC/Wall Street Journal. [Feminist.org]
  • New Mexico briefly suggested women prove they were victimized by “forcible rape” in applications for childcare assistance. This piece by Reproductive Health Reality Check does a really fantastic job explaining why phrases like “forcible rape” and “legitimate rape” hurt victims and don’t help people who need care. [Huffington PostRH Reality Check]
  • Native American students are protesting racist anti-abortion posters in New Mexico. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Military Women Finally Get Specially Designed Body Armor

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  • The first group of women in the military will soon be deployed with body armor that has been designed especially with their female shape in mind. Previously, military women had to wear the one-size-fits-all body armor designed for men’s bodies, which sometimes left awkward open spaces where bullets or shrapnel could fly in. [TIME]
  • Chik-Fil-A is “re-evaluating” giving money to anti-gay groups. [ABC News]
  • President Obama awarded the Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi her 2008 Congressional Gold Medal, the country’s highest honor. Suu Kyi was issued the award five years ago, but has lived much of her life under government-imposed house arrest. [Guardian UK]   Keep reading »

Virginia Passes Regulations That Seem To Shut Down Abortion Clinics

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  • Virginia’s Board of Health has voted to pass building regulations pushed by anti-abortion advocates on things like hallway sizes and ventilation systems that will force many abortion clinics in the state to close. Just awful. [Huffington Post]
  • More on the accused Central Park rapist’s history of attacking elderly women. [ABC News]
  • Another politician has compared abortion to slavery. That seems sensible. [Think Progress]
  • Proof that Goddess has a sense of twisted humor: Jessica Valenti, feminist and author of Why Have Kids?, was approached by a major news outlet to promote her feminist analysis of parenthood and asked to write about “how she lost the baby weight.” (The fact that she “lost the baby weight” by giving birth to a three-months-early preemie is another story entirely.) [JessicaValenti.Tumblr.com] Keep reading »
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