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Meet The Woman Reopening Dr. George Tiller’s Abortion Clinic In Witchita

  • Meet Julie Burkhart of the Trust Women Foundation who purchased the office owned by late abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in 2009 in Wichita, Kansas. After raising nearly $1 million to reopen the clinic, it’s set to begin serving women’s reproductive health care needs again this spring. [Mother Jones]
  • HOORAY! The Pentagon announced today that it will extend the same benefits to same-sex couples that are enjoyed by straight couples, including hospital visitation rights and ID cards. Most importantly, same-sex widows will now be subject to the same death benefits. [Queerty]
  • Are you a Frisky reader who is in high school or college? Then make sure you check out Feminist Summer Camp held by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards. The next session is June 2-8, 2013, and you should apply. [Feminist Summer Camp] Keep reading »

Accused Witch Is Burned Alive

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Nope, this is not a headline from Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. People really did put to death a woman accused of being a witch in 2013. A town in Papua New Guinea, which is in the South Pacific Islands, publicly tortured and then murdered a 20-year-old woman by setting her on fire in a public square. The government and local police condemned this act of violence against women, but that didn’t stop it from happening: the young mother had been accused of sorcery by the family of a six-year-old child who had recently died and townspeople took matters into their own hands. The details of how she was killed are grisly and gross and I won’t recap them here. Alas, the embassy in Papua New Guinea has called for a closer look into gender-based violence and police are pursuing the as-many-as-50-suspects who had a hand in putting the young mom to death. This barbarity is frankly disgusting. [ABC News]

North Dakota Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” Ballot Measure

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  • North Dakota’s state Senate has approved a “fetal personhood” voter initiative which would allow citizens  to vote on whether to amend the state constitution to read that life begins at conception, thereby criminalizing all abortion. It now must pass North Dakota’s House of Representatives before it ends up on the 2014 ballot. [Feminist.org, Huffington Post]
  • Also: aborted babies go to Hell, says some politician.  Glad we cleared that one up. [Raw Story]
  • On invisible women and the real history of domestic workers in America. [Mother Jones]
  • The U.S. has one of the worst gender gaps in math skills in the developed world. [Slate] Keep reading »

Beliefnet Wouldn’t Allow Blogger To Use The Word “Feminist” On Her Blog, Anywhere

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With no apparent sense of irony at all, the faith site Beliefnet allegedly hired a guest blogger who writes about feminist issues … and then told her she couldn’t use the word “feminist” anywhere in any of her blog posts.

Why? Because “feminist” is such an offputting word. Keep reading »

Alabama Seeks More Restrictions On Abortion Clinics

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Michigan Republicans Think Women Should Be Forced To Have Invasive, Medically Unnecessary Transvaginal Ultrasounds Before An Abortion

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Women would be forced to have invasive, medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds two hours before having an abortion if Republicans in Michigan get their way. A male Republican in Michigan’s state House of Representatives introduced a bill earlier this week similar to the one Virginia eventually backed-off of last year after public outcry. Keep reading »

Lynsi Torres Is America’s Youngest Female Billionaire

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This week Bloomberg reported that the 30-year-old granddaughter of In-N-Out Hamburger chain founders, Harry and Esther Snyder, is the youngest female billionaire in the United States.  Lynsi Torres, the sole heir and president of the burger chain, is now said to be worth around $1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

If this In-N-Out news is making you crave a number two with grilled onions and a chocolate shake (or maybe that’s just me), let this list distract you. Here are five more awesome ladies under 50 who are racking up the billions: Keep reading »

Movie Reviewer Calls Melissa McCarthy A “Hippo”

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  • Score! “Bridesmaids” star Melissa McCarthy’s got three movies coming down the pipeline … [Hollywood Reporter]
  • … but that didn’t stop a New York Observer movie reviewer from referring to her as a “hippo” in his review of “Identity Thief.” Asshole. [NY Observer]
  • Amelia was freaking out yesterday over this blonde, buxom model being used on the cover of an edition of Anne Of Green Gables. HELLO? Anne is supposed to be a skinny redhead. [Quill & Quire]
  • Listen up, “Arrested Development” nerds: the upcoming season that will appear exclusively on Netflix is only “Act 1,” says Jason Bateman, and Acts 2 and 3 will be in a movie. [Zap2It]
  • Quvenzhané Wallis from “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” carries puppy purses on the red carpet, is adorable. [Evil Beet Gossip] Keep reading »

90 Women Murdered By Intimate Partners Or Family Members In The 8 Weeks Since The Newtown Massacre

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  • The gun lobby says us ladies need guns to protect ourselves. But reporter Melissa Jeltsen at the Huffington Post paints a different picture: guns in the hands of abusive partners kill women. A lot of women. People who have been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence or who have a DV restraining order against them can’t legally purchase guns — so how do you explain far too many women being murdered with guns by partners or family? [Huffington Post]
  • Did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just launch a website for her her 2016 presidential run? Or is it just, you know, a pretty website? [The Stir]

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UK’s House Of Commons Approves Legalizing Gay Marriage

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  • Britain’s House Of Commons has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, which is expected to be signed into law by Prime Minister David Cameron. (UPDATE: Commenter @aonline has noted that the bill needs to be passed by the House Of Lords first.) [NPR, Huffington Post]
  • An Alabama high school football coach is in disciplinary trouble with the school board after he was recorded speaking in front of students and using the word “queers” and referred to the First Lady as “fat butt Michelle Obama.” [Times Daily]
  • Muslim blogger Shireen Ahmed has a low opinion of World Hijab Day, when women who don’t wear the hijab try wearing the veil for a day. [Muslimah Media Watch]
  • “Free Angela And All Political Prisoners,” a documentary film about the activist Angela Davis, which was produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, will be screened at AMC theaters around the country on April 5. [Madame Noire] Keep reading »
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