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Austin Judge Begins Hearing Arguments Against Texas Abortion Law

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  • Today, a district court judge in Austin began hearing arguments over parts of the restrictive new abortion laws in Texas that were enacted this summer. The court is hearing about the provisions which only permit physicians to dispense the abortion pill and  requires all doctors who terminate pregnancies to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Today, a doctor testified on behalf of Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. The restrictive law is expected to go into effect on October 29. [AustinistBloomberg]
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has dropped his legal challenge to the NJ Supreme Court over its ruling that the state must recognize same-sex marriages. Following the ruling last week, NJ officials began marrying gay couples after midnight this morning. Christie, a purported contender for the 2016 presidential election, opposes gay marriage. [CNN]
  • On Marissa Alexander and how the legal system can abuse domestic violence survivors. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Comedienne Carol Burnett received the nation’s top humor prize, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday. [Entertainment Week] Keep reading »

New Jersey To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Couples On Monday!

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  • New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that the state must start issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning on Monday. Last month, an NJ judge ruled the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does. NJ will become the 14th state to recognize gay marriage, plus D.C. Congrats, everybody getting married because of this wonderful news! [NBC News]
  • A Catholic school in Arkansas fired a lesbian teacher who had worked at the school for 15 years after she married her partner. [Jezebel]
  • Juana Villegas, an immigrant who was forced to give birth in shackles while in detention, has won a settlement from the city of Nashville. [Colorlines]
  • Here’s another fantastic response to the Slate/Emily Yoffe article about teenaged girls, drinking and rape. [Salon]
  • Meanwhile, here is a response today by Yoffe to her critics. [Slate] Keep reading »

UN Women Campaign Shows Real, Scary Google Autocomplete Answers When You Search “Women”

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We may be living in the Internet age, but too many people in this age are still Cro-Mags. A new campaign by UN Women illustrates this beautifully: the various images of multiracial women show the autocomplete results of actual Google searches for phrases like “women need to” and “women shouldn’t.” The results are stuff like “women need to be controlled,” “women cannot be trusted,” “women shouldn’t work,” and “women should not speak in church.” On each image is a time stamp of the date, 09/03/13 these actual Google results were found. Powerful. And disgusting. [AdWeek]

Walmart Fires Employee For Helping Woman Being Abused By Man In Store Parking Lot

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If you’re going to get physically abused in a Walmart parking lot, then you are shit out of luck! The company fired employee Kristopher Oswald, 30, after he intervened when he saw a man “grabbing” a woman outside their Hartland Township, Michigan store on Sunday morning. Keep reading »

Maryville Rape Victim Daisy Coleman: “I Refuse To Be A Victim Of Cruelty Any Longer”

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Since this happened, I’ve been in hospitals too many times to count. I’ve found it impossible to love at times. I’ve gained and lost friends. I no longer dance or compete in pageants. I’m different now, and I can’t ever go back to the person I once was. That one night took it all away from me. I’m nothing more than just human, but I also refuse to be a victim of cruelty any longer. … I not only survived, I didn’t give up. I’ve been told that a special prosecutor is going to reopen the case now. This is a victory, not just for me, but for every girl. I just hope more men will take a lesson from my brothers. They look out for women. They don’t prey on them.

Daisy Coleman, 14, the young woman at the center of the Maryville, Missouri, rape story, penned an “It Happened To Me” essay for xoJane about the 2012 sexual assault she endured by a student athlete and how the town rallied behind her attacker. Her rapist, Matthew Barnett, then 17, is the grandson of a MO state representative and had all charges — sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child — against him dismissed. Keep reading »

Detroit Pastor Refuses To Bless Son Of Unwed Mother In Church Dedication Ceremony

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  • The pastor of a Detroit church refused to bless the two-year-old son of an unwed mother in a dedication ceremony before the congregation. Pastor Marvin Winans said it is his “policy” not to bless children born out of wedlock. The boy’s mother, Charity Grace, said “I’ve never felt so degraded and disrespected in my life. … I feel like they look down upon me and my kind, meaning single moms and unwed mothers. The church should be the last place you should go to be judged and denied.” [My Fox Detroit via Clutch Magazine]
  • How Elizabeth Smart is taking on rape culture by speaking out publicly about the sexual assaults she suffered while captive. [Think Progress]
  • Dads get three more hours of leisure time each week, showing a stark “lesiure gap” between mothers and fathers when it comes to parenting. [Pew Research Center] Keep reading »
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