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Teen Accused Of “Public Lewdness,” Kicked Out Of School For Reporting Rape

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  • An East Texas high school student was thrown out of her school after she reported a rape inside the band room from a fellow student. Officials shuttled them both to a program for troubled students, where the then-17-year-old had to see her attacker constantly. She was accused of committing “public lewdness.” This is a messed-up story and some great work by reporter Abigail Pesta. [MSNBC]
  • Uganda has passed a law against homosexuality which punishes gay behavior with life in prison. [Al-Jazeera] Keep reading »

New York State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak Accused Of Sexual Harassment

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Just when you thought politicians could keep it in their pants … ha, ha, you were wrong.

New York State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak has been accused of sexual harassment by three former aides, according to the Associated Press. The women filed a notice of claim on Thursday, which the AP explained is a step before filing a lawsuit.

His alleged victims claim Gabryszak invited them to hotel rooms, talked about their “sexual characteristics,” discussed penis tattoos, dragged one of them into a massage parlor, and sent another a video in which he was mimicking receiving a blowjob. All of the icks. Keep reading »

Two Members Of Pussy Riot Released From Prison

Pussy Riot Found Guilty
The three women were sentenced to two years for "hooliganism." Read More »
Madonna Loves Pussy Riot
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Madonna supports the Russian punk band. Read More »
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Pussy Riot

Two imprisoned members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were released this morning from work camps. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were granted amnesty last week after serving time on a two-year prison sentence for “hooliganism.”  Keep reading »

Judge Overturns Utah’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Abbreviated Lady News today! Back to your regularly scheduled Lady News on Monday. Have a fab weekend!

  • A U.S. District Court Judge has struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection guarantee. [Gay Salt Lake]
  • An open letter to white feminists on prisons, borders, safety and privilege. [AlterNet]
  • You should definitely take the time to read through the #FreeMarisa hashtag on Twitter right now, which is advocating for the release of Marisa Alexander, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband. [Twitter]
  • Fact: Black women are twice as likely as white women to die from breast cancer — this New York Times article examines why that racial disparity exists and what’s being done about it. [NY Times]
  • On cynicism, calling out, and creating movements that don’t leave people behind. [Feministing]

New Mexico To Legalize Gay Marriage!

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  • New Mexico will become the 17th state to legalize gay marriage after today’s ruling in the NM Supreme Court that a ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. Congratulations, LGBTQ couples in the Southwest! [Guardian UKNew York Times]
  • Everyone who engages in #TwitterFeminism is blowing up about this article on Twitter feminism. [Feminist Current]
  • A Michigan judge has ruled that Theodore Wafer, the man who shot to death Black teenage girl Renisha McBride, will stand trial. Renisha was shot through a screen door on Wafer’s front steps last month, following a car accident nearby. Wafer was charged with second-degree murder. [Jezebel]
  • Yours truly is referenced in this month’s ELLE magazine in an article about dieting as a feminist. [ELLE] Keep reading »

Openly Gay Billie Jean King Joins U.S. Delegation To 2014 Olympics In Anti-Gay Russia

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  • President Obama has selected openly lesbian athletes Billie Jean King and Callie Cahow as delegates to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, a country where homosexuality is frowned upon. Russian President Vladmir Putin has said gay visitors would be welcome at the Olympics, though — whatever that means. Some see these LGBTQ athletes joining the delegation as an eff-you statement to Russia, but UK Guardian blogger Nancy Goldstein argues the U.S. is trying to hide behind gay athletes as opposed to taking a firm stand against bigotry. [PBS.org, Guardian UK] Keep reading »
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