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How To Help Marissa Alexander, Jailed In Florida For Firing A Warning Shot At Her Abusive Husband

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Marissa Alexander of FL sentenced 20 years for firing warning shot. Read More »
  • We haven’t forgotten about Marissa Alexander, an African-American mother of three who fired a warning shot at a wall — not a person — to scare off her abusive husband. Her husband had a restraining order against her, yet she was sentenced in May to 20 years in prison. Did I mention she is from Florida? You know, the state that just let a man who killed an unarmed black teenage boy walk free? Courtesy of Feministing, here are eight things you can do right now to help Marissa Alexander fight this bullshit. [Feministing]
  • Women of color and feminism: a history lesson and a way forward. [RH Reality Check]
  • Female legislators from the Texas House and Senate tell tales of their male colleagues hitting on staffers, openly ogling, and watching porn on iPads and state-owned computers. [Texas Observer] Keep reading »

Bananas Thrown At Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s First Black Minister

Obama On Trayvon
"He could have been me 35 years ago." Read More »
Paula's Racism
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She allegedly paid black people in booze instead of money. Read More »
On Sex & Racial Slurs
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What would you do if asked to use a racial slur during sex? Read More »
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Internet Troll Who Called Professor Mary Beard A “Slut” On Twitter Apologizes After Threat To Tell His Mother

Challenge The Trolls
Jay Smooth calls on men to challenge the anti-feminist Internet trolls. Read More »
I'm On A Twitter Strike
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"Chelsea Lately" comedian Jen Kirkman on why she's on strike. Read More »
Lindy West On Trolls
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Jezebel blogger Lindy West faces down her Internet trolls. Read More »
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  • An internet troll apologized for calling Professor Mary Beard, a classicist at Cambridge University in the UK, a “filthy old slut” and other nasty comments — but only after a threat arose to tattletale to his mother. Olivier Rawlings, a 20-year-old college student, used his own Twitter account for the online harassment; the abuse was seen by someone who threatened to tell his mom exactly what her precious son was saying to women online. A random Twitter user replied to Beard, “Mary, if you would like to send a copy of @Rawlings153′s tweet to his mother, Joanne, I’d be happy to give you the postal address.”  That quickly got Rawlings to apologize! Of course, now there’s an article in the Telegraph about the boy’s misogynist trolling behavior, so Mama Joanne is probably going to see it anyway. [Telegraph UK]
  • The FBI rescued over 100 teenagers, the youngest being 13, in a weekend child sex-trafficking sting. A total of 159 pimps were arrested in connection with the bust. [NBC News]
  • Anti-abortion activists in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are trying to get a 20-week abortion ban on the citywide ballot in the fall. [RH Reality Check]
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Pregnant Women Really Do Not Belong In Public, Turkish Leader Sensibly Points Out

Men Do Childbirth
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Fined For Screaming
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Zimbabwean women fined $5 for each scream during childbirth. Read More »
Pregnant & Fired
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Woman fired for getting pregnant out of wedlock. Read More »

You know what is just the worst? When pregnant ladies go out in public. Yeah, their selfless maternal giving and their miracle of life — it is really not something other people should have to watch. Please, shield us from the inhumanity. Keep reading »

Chinese Professor Thinks “To Rape A Bargirl Does Less Harm Than To Rape A Good Woman”

School Boys Plotted Rape
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Fifth grade boys plotted to rape, murder female classmate. Read More »
"You Deserve Rape" Sign
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An Arizona college is totally cool with a student holding this sign. Read More »
Brazil Drops Sex Work Ad
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Brazil drops ad campaign celebrating its "happy prostitutes." Read More »

The ongoing trial of Li Tianyi, a 17-year-old boy accused of participating in the gang rape of a woman in Beijing, spurred some vomit-inducing comments from Yi Yanyou, a professor at Tsinghua University. As the blog Shanghaiist reported, in defending the accused rapist, Yanyou posted to his Weibo account that since “a bargirl, a dancing girl, an escort or a prostitute” is more likely to consent to sex, it isn’t as bad to rape them. Keep reading »

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Enters Counseling For Sexual Harassment

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns over sexual harassment
San Diego mayor Bob Filner admits to "intimidation" of women. Read More »
Dude Creeps On Creeper
subway harassment
Dude freaks out creepy guy on public transit by getting creepy on him. Read More »
Stop Telling Me To "Smile"
Telling women to "smile" at you on the street is sexual harassment. Read More »
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  • San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment by seven women including constituents and former employees, said he will enter counseling for two weeks in August. Filner, who has been repeatedly asked to resign by former friends, will undergo “behavior counseling” at a clinic for “intensive therapy.” Empathy rehab? Filner has admitted his behavior (including butt grabbing and kisses) was “wrong” and “intimidation,” but has not verbally referred to the abuse as sexual harassment. [CNN, Los Angeles Times]
  • North Carolina’s Republican Governor Pat McCrory announced he will sign new laws restricting abortion access in the state, which were passed yesterday by the state Senate. The legislation would require clinics that provide abortions to adhere to the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers, among other restrictions. Gov. McCrory had promised during his campaign last year that he wouldn’t approve any further abortion-related measures. [RH Reality CheckWashington Post]
  • The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss Kahn, has been charged with “aggravated pimping” in connection with accusations he paid for sex with women, including at sex parties. DSK, who resigned from the IMF after allegedly sexually assaulting a maid in a New York City hotel room (criminal charges were eventually dropped), has claimed he didn’t know any of these women were sex workers. [NPR] Keep reading »
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