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Women In Military Shouldn’t Disrupt “Band Of Brothers” By Serving In Combat Roles, Retired General Writes

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  • A male retired Army general penned an op-ed for the Washington Post about why women should not openly serve in combat roles, which apparently seems to stem from wanting to “protect” lady-soldiers from rape and not breaking up the “band of brothers.” [Washington Post]
  • Here’s why the Violence Against Women Act is stalled in Congress. [Huffington Post]
  • Check out critic Anita Sarkeesian’s TEDxwomen talk in which she discusses the crazy trolls who bombarded her with death threats after she tried to do a feminist critique of video games. [Kotaku] Keep reading »

Lesbian Couple Of 35 Years Finally Obtains Washington State Marriage License

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  • A lesbian couple who’s been together for 35 years got the first-ever marriage license for a same-sex union as soon as it became legal in Washington state at midnight last night. So cute, hooray for marriage equality! [Queerty]
  • Congress is inching closer towards ending the ban on women in the military from using their health insurance to cover abortions in cases of rape and incest. [Washington Post]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a highly favorable pick for a hypothetical 2016 presidential run, according to a Washington Post poll. [Feministing]
  • This very afternoon, Michigan state senate politicians could be reviewing five pieces of anti-abortion legislation. [Think Progress] Keep reading »
On Kasandra Perkins
Is her death not being taken as seriously because she's black? Read More »
Obama Supports Gay Marriage
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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions! Read More »
On Abortion In Ireland
She is from Ireland and she's grateful she had her abortion in the U.S. Read More »

“American Psycho”‘s Bret Easton Ellis Makes Sexist Asshat Comment About Kathryn Bigelow

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“Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she’s a very hot woman she’s really overrated.”

That’s a tweet from Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho and other books and movies. I guess someone is a little butthurt because Kathryn Bigelow won an Oscar for Best Director (making her the first-ever woman to do so) while Ellis’ latest film project stars a can-barely-walk-straight Lindsay Lohan? [IndieWire]

Anisa, A 10th Grader In Afghanistan, Murdered For Attending School

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On Monday, Malala was airlifted out of Pakistan to a UK hospital. Read More »
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Anisa, a young Afghani Afghan woman who had just completed the 10th grade, was murdered outside her home on Sunday, hit by six or seven bullets in her stomach. She had already survived a previous assassination attempt one day prior — likely for being a young woman who dared to make a life for herself. Keep reading »

On Men As Victims Of Domestic Violence — From A Prosecutor

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A prosecutor's professional point of view on domestic abuse. Read More »
I Witnessed DV
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Jessica saw a man commit domestic violence in public. Read More »
On Abused Women
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Last week an anonymous prosecutor who has prosecuted a domestic violence caseload explained to us, from her professional point of view, how we should respond when we have friends or family members in abusive relationships. Some of the comments objected to her use  of the pronoun “he” as the aggressor and “she” as the victim. Here the prosecutor, who requested anonymity, is back to respond. 

Absolutely, men can be and are victims of domestic violence. The choice to use the pronoun she exclusively was a choice that I made as the author because the majoriy of reported domestic violence victims are women. The data also shows that women are more likely than men to report incidents of domestic violence, according to Measuring Intimate Partner Violence by National Institute of Justice. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: On Kasandra Perkins And The Color Of Domestic Violence

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... from a prosecutor who has seen it all. Read More »
Helping DV Victims
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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »
Kasandra Perkins Murder
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NFL player Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself. Read More »

On December 1st, the sports world was in shock as reports came in that Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, died in a murder-suicide, killing himself at the Chiefs training facility after murdering the mother of his three-month-old child in their home. Most people tried to figure out what would make a good kid like Belcher, who appeared to “have it all,” end his life in this way. But I found myself asking, “But what about the girlfriend? Does she even have a name?”

Her name was Kasandra Perkins. The 22-year-old mother had given birth in September and now she was dead. Gone. Keep reading »

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Two Anti-Abortion Laws

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  • The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that two anti-abortion laws — one which requires a woman to have an ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus, another which restricts the use of the abortion pill — are unconstitutional and can’t be enforced. [Huffington Post]
  • Slightly more men than women think that rape jokes should be “off limits” to comedians, according to a small poll by CBS for Vanity Fair‘s comedy issue. [Think Progress]
  • Women are now one-third of America’s doctors and lawyers … but we’re still not getting paid equally. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »

How Does The Morning-After Pill Work? Let’s Find Out!

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Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »
BC A Human Right
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Access to contraception is a human right, the United Nations declared. Read More »
Give Teens EC?
Pediatricians urged to discuss, prescribe Plan B to teenagers. Read More »
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  • Here’s a cute video from AsapSCIENCE that explains to you how the Plan B morning-after pill works. [The Mary Sue]
  • A California judge has blocked a ban on so-called “gay reparative therapy” for LGBTQ youth, which claims to turn gay people straight, because he claimed it is “free speech.” [Mommyish]
  • Blogger Amanda Hess on why it doesn’t matter to her if celebs like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift don’t identify as feminists. [Slate]
  • On the sports world’s indifference towards domestic violence. [Racialicious] Keep reading »

Katy Perry: I’m Not A Feminist

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Taylor Swift doesn't consider herself to be a feminist. Read More »
Keira's A Feminist!
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  • Katy Perry is the latest young female celebrity to declare she is not a feminist. Speaking at Friday’s night’s Billboard Women In Music awards, Perry said, “I’m not a feminist but I do believe in the strength of women.” I dunno … I am pretty sure that Katy Perry believes that men and women are equal to each other and deserve to have the same opportunities. I suspect it’s just that “feminist” label that’s the problem again. [Celebitchy]
  • Remembering Kasandra Perkins, 22, the young mother who was murdered by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, before he killed himself. [Crunk Feminist Collective]
  • Nafissatou Diallo, the NYC hotel maid who accused the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, has settled her civil lawsuit against him. The criminal charges were dismissed against DSK in August 2011. [The Grio] Keep reading »

Alabama Woman Attacked For Being Lesbian Releases Statement

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  • Mallory Owens, the lesbian woman in Alabama who was allegedly brutally beaten up on Thanksgiving by her girlfriend’s brother because he did not “approve” of their relationship, has released a statement about the hate crime attack. [Queerty]
  • On how white male anger has found an outlet in Susan Rice. [Slate]
  • Why hating Chris Brown isn’t the same as supporting Rihanna. [NYMag.com]
  • Offensive boy band lyrics rewritten to be more feminist! [PopDust] Keep reading »
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