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Lesbian Allegedly Banned From Visiting Her Partner In The Hospital

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  • A lesbian in Indianapolis, Indiana, said she has been banned by her partner’s homophobic mother from visiting her partner at St. Francis Hospital. The mother is technically the next-of-kin for Jennifer Clemmer, who was hospitalized from a prescription drug overdose. But her girlfriend, Sarah Bray, with whom she lives and raises a child, is being blocked from hospital visitation. [IndyStar.com, Queerty]
  • The gender wage gap is worse for African-American and Latina women, according to new report by the National Women’s Law Center. [Clutch Magazine]
  • On that ridiculous naked Oprah dress. [ColorLines]
  • Burt’s Bees pulled their moisturizer after catching flack because the packaging read “let the catcalling commence.” [New York Observer] Keep reading »

Feminists Re-Imagine Google Search Results For The Word “Feminism”

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  • This is so cool: PolicyMic got a bunch of different feminist activists to re-imagine Google searches for “feminism,” which bring up scary and disturbing shit like “Feminists should be killed” and “are feminists evil?” The results are fantastic. [PolicyMic]
  • The Supreme Court shot down Oklahoma’s challenge to an appeal of another anti-abortion law. [CNN]
  • Five lesbians in Senegal have been charged under an anti-gay law that criminalizes homosexual behavior. [ABC News]
  • If you don’t think misogynist Christian public speaker Justin Lookadoo, AKA #Lookadouche, should spread his nonsense at another another high school on November 19th, then sign this petition … [MoveOn] Keep reading »

Single? #LookADouche Is Here To Tell You To “Shut Up” To Be Dateable

Yesterday at a Richardson High School assembly in Texas, students got some … interesting … relationship advice.  Motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo — now appropriately deemed #LookADouche by the students — shared questionable “tips” such as telling students that “dateable girls know how to shut up.”

I’m sure that went over wonderfully with fragile 14-year-olds’ self-esteem. Keep reading »

Gay Marriage Legalized In Hawaii

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  • Hawaii’s governor signed a bill today legalizing same-sex marriage after December 2 — hooray! Fifteen states and the District of Columbia now marry gay couples. [AP]
  • This essay by a Black woman who was raped by her father and later asked him to walk her down the aisle absolutely slayed me. [Ebony]
  • Democratic lawmakers introduced the Women’s Health Protection Acti today which will prohibit states from blocking women’s access to abortion by regulating the building standards of clinics. Said Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, “In states like Texas and Wisconsin, legislatures are passing bills with the false pretext of protecting health when their only objective is to obstruct and curtail access to safe and legal abortions and reproductive services.” [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Ireland’s Ban On Abortion Will Be Challenged At The U.N.

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Savita Halappanavar
The 31-year-old died because the hospital refused to give her an abortion. Read More »
Ireland's Abortion Law
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The state will clarify the law following the death of a woman denied abortion. Read More »
On Abortion In Ireland
She is from Ireland and she's grateful she had her abortion in the U.S. Read More »
ireland ban on abortion challenged at UN

Amanda Mellet, a 38-year-old Irishwoman, is filing a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Committee to challenge her country’s ban on abortion. In Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country, abortion only recently became legal if it is necessary to save the mother’s life. In November 2011, a pregnant Mellet was devastated to find out that her fetus had Edward’s system, a fatal abnormality that causes mutations to the heart and other organs.

She was told that her daughter may not survive the pregnancy, and that if she did, she’d die shortly after birth. If Mellet carried her to term, she wouldn’t know until delivery whether she was even still alive. She and her husband decided that terminating the pregnancy was the most humane thing to do for her child, who, if born alive, would spend her only few hours on earth in a hopeless struggle for survival.

Her doctors, however, were legally unable to perform the abortion. Keep reading »

Malala Yousafzai Honored As One Of Glamour‘s Women Of The Year

Malala Yousafzai Honored As One Of Glamour's Women Of The Year
  • Malala Yousafzai, the now 16-year-old Pakastani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking in favor of girls’ education, was honored at last night’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards. “”We must not be afraid of anything,” Malala addressed the crowd. “We must not be afraid of anything! I believe that a gun has no power at all. Because a gun can only take life. But a pen can save lives.” This girl is beyond inspiring. [People]
  • On the murder — yes, murder – of Renisha McBride. [The Feminist Wire]
  • On women working in sports journalism and the lack of women holding true positions of power in the industry. [The Hairpin]
  • Why won’t Facebook do anything about a page that celebrates New Zealand’s gang rape club, the Roast Busters? [Jezebel] Keep reading »
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