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Teen Maps Her Recovery From Anorexia Over Instagram

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  • Antonia Eriksson isn’t like most 18-year-olds on Instagram. She’s got the selfies and the food porn, but for her, Instagram is something different: it’s about charting her path to recovery from an eating disorder. Her account used to be entitled @fightinganorexia and began in September 2012, when she was hospitalized near death. Her very first picture was from a hospital bed. Now she posts photographs of healthy foods and of her stronger, healthier body after workouts. [The Daily Dot, Instagram.com/EatMoveImprove] Keep reading »

Is Coming Out Now “Low Key” For Celebs?

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  • “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is just the latest celebrity to publicly come out and elicit a big “So what?” Perhaps her method of doing so — through an end-of-the-year Facebook posting — might have something to do with it.  [New York Times]
  • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary injunction for some Catholic groups who object to the Affordable Care Act’s mandate on birth control. [MSNBC]
  • Sex workers in China are treated brutally by the criminal justice system if arrested. [New York Times]
  • On “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” sexual harassment and women in finance in the 1980s. [TIME] Keep reading »

Oops: Porn Filters Are Also Blocking Sex Ed Advice

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  • Research has shown that online filters, which seek to keep pornography and other age-inappropriate content hidden from children, are also blocking out totally legitimate sexual education advice. And probably a lot of chicken breast recipes, I’d assume. [Telegraph UK]
  • The Toast blogger Mallory Ortberg has the best response to Ani DiFranco’s sorry-not-sorry apology about her now-canceled songwriting retreat at a former plantation. [The Toast]
  • Don’t get too excited about the new Pope: he appears to have ex-communicated an Australian priest for being supportive of the LGBTQ community and believing in women’s ordination. [TIME] Keep reading »

Utah To Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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Ten Arrested In India Over Gang Rape Of Young Woman

India's New Rape Laws
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India now could have the death penalty for rape. Read More »
India's Rape Culture
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A 17yo gang rape victim committed suicide, while another is dying. Read More »
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Indian newspaper ad implores men to respect women. Read More »
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Six people have been charged in the alleged dual gang rape of a 21-year-old woman in India earlier this week. In all, 10 people were arrested in connection with the attack, which occurred on Christmas Eve.  Keep reading »

Pussy Riot Member Reveals Forced Daily Gynecological Exams While Imprisoned

Who Are Pussy Riot?
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Meet the feminist punk band from Russia. Read More »
Pussy Riot Found Guilty
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IKEA pulled a Pussy Riot photo from their web site. Read More »
Pussy Riot Member Reveals Forced Daily Gynecological Exams While Imprisoned
  • Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, told the UK’s Guardian newspaper that her imprisonment included nearly three weeks of forced daily gynecological exams. Alyokhina spent almost two years in prison for a performance that was critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin. She and another member of Pussy Riot were released last week. [Talking Points Memo]
  • Check out this list of the best pieces from 2013 that every woman needs to read. [Huffington Post]
  • A writer over at HuffPo is real, real mad about recent criticism of “white feminism” and has proposed a rather lengthy Twitter hashtag in support of her demand that women of color feminists leave whitey alone. Yawn. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
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