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Rutgers Is Offering A Course Called “Politicizing Beyoncé”

  • The Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering a class called “Politicizing Beyoncé,” which uses the pop star as a lens to examine racial and sexual issues in America, particularly as they pertain to Black feminism. All students need to earn at least a “Bey” to pass the class. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.) [CBS Local]
  • Happy 10th anniversary to Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction”! [ESPN]
  • The Disney Channel introduced a pair of lesbian moms on the show “Good Luck Charlie,” its first-ever same-sex couple on the network. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

Fox News Gathers 4 Men For Panel Discussion About “War On Women”

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Louisiana’s Abortion Clinics May Soon Close Thanks To New “Emergency” Regulations

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  • Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals has enacted “emergency” abortion regulations — written without public comment — which require a woman seeking an abortion to wait 30 days after taking a blood test before she can terminate her pregnancy. The rules also require clinics to largely increase their sizes in order to keep their licenses. This will likely have the effect of closing Louisiana’s five abortion providers. [RH Reality Check]
  • Pussy Riot’s performance in Brooklyn next week will be “satanic,” says area Russian Orthodox priest. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Cleveland Police Department is finally testing its massive backlog of rape kits (i.e. the DNA evidence taken from a rape victim after the assault). One thousand have been tested and there are another 3,000 to still be done. [NPR] Keep reading »

Republican Candidate Says Gay Marriage Makes God Punish Us With AIDS

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  • Gay marriage and abortion are causing autism and AIDS, didn’t you know? That’s according to a Republican candidate in Chicago, everyone! Please keep talking to media outlets, wackadoo conservatives. Just keep on talking. [Jezebel]
  • On President Obama’s radical speech about sexual violence in America. [MSNBC]
  • How to listen when a loved one says “I had an abortion.” [EBONY]
  • Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is now trying to raise money off the comments he made before a Republican audience that women who use birth control just “can’t control their libido or their reproductive system.” [Talking Points Memo] Keep reading »

Elementary School Teacher Kaitlin Pearson Suspended After Semi-Nude Modeling Photos Anonymously Sent To Boss

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Grossness: some douchebag anonymously mailed semi-nude modeling photos of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, elementary school special needs assistant Kaitlin Pearson to her employer and local newspaper. And now the 23-year-old’s side-career of modeling may cost her her job.  Keep reading »

Family Of Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Being Kept Alive By Texas Hospital Goes To Court

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Yesterday, the family of Marlise Munoz filed an emergency motion against the Texas hospital asking them to take her off life support so they can bury her body. Thirty-three-year-old Marlise, who apparently suffered a pulmonary embolism in November, did not want to be kept alive on machines. Her wishes, and those of her husband and parents, are not being respected, though. The Forth Worth hospital where she is being kept believes it is following a state law by keeping her body functioning in order to keep her now 22-week-old fetus alive. Keep reading »

FBI Arrests “Revenge Porn King” Hunter Moore

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  • Justin Bieber isn’t the only icky person put behind bars today. The FBI arrested “revenge porn king” Hunter Moore, 27, who allegedly hosted the website IsAnyoneUp.com, where men would submit scantily clad photos of their exes, which were then posted with the women’s names and addresses. Moore is accused, with Charles Evens, 25, of conspiring to hack into women’s email accounts to find nude photos to be posted online. [Mother Jones, TIME] Keep reading »

Republican Politician Cites Bible, Writes That Wives Should Submit To Husbands

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  • Last month, Republican Representative Steve Pearce of New Mexico published a memoir in which he wrote about his Biblical belief that a wife should “submit” to her husband as part of her “obedience to the Lord.” [Huffington Post]
  • In remembrance of today being the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision effectively legalizing abortion, Cosmopolitan spoke with four couples about how having an abortion changed their relationship. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Meanwhile, the Washington Post interviewed two young women who are anti-abortion activists. And they put it in the Style section! [Washington Post] Keep reading »

President Obama Announces Initiative Against Sexual Assault On College Campuses

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This morning, the White House released a report on sexual assault in college as the president announced a new initiative to improve the criminal justice response to rape on college campuses.

The report, “Rape And Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call To Action,” prepared by the White House Council On Women And Girls, notes that one in five women will be sexually assaulted during college and most are assaulted by someone that they know. Only 12 percent of these victims report the sexual violence. The report also notes that rapists tend to be repeat offenders, noting how one study had more than half of admitted rapists confessing to as many as six rapes each. Another huge problem is the often-dismissive response from local police and college administrations. Keep reading »

19-Year-Old Tennis Champ Eugenie Bouchard Asked Stupid/Sexist Question About Her Celebrity Dream Date

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"I'm sorry, they asked me to say this..."

On Monday, 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal became the first Canadian tennis player in history to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. That’s pretty cool, right? But what inquiring minds really want to know is what celebrity this teenager would like to date. Keep reading »

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