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95 Percent Of Women Don’t Regret Their Abortions

To further attempts to impose longer waiting periods and more stringent restrictions, abortion opponents have long used the argument that women suffer negative mental health after undergoing the procedure. That theory may have just been quashed by a new study that indicates 95 percent of women who’ve had an abortion felt their decision was the… More »


Most Irish Citizens Believe Abortion Should Be Decriminalized

And: Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court nominee wasn’t approved by its Parliament, Facebook made a feminist tweak to the “Friends” icon, and Martha Washington used to be featured on American currency. More »


The Girl Scouts Turned Down $100,000 From A Transphobic Donor

Plus, some Canadian grandparents think that comprehensive sex education will “rape” their grandkids’ childhoods – their words, not mine. More »


Soledad O’Brien Tells The Media To Stop Calling Protestors “Thugs”

Bless Soledad O’Brien for having the guts to say to her colleagues in media that their insistence on using the word “thug(s)” to describe protestors (even so-called “violent” ones) is both lazy and problematic. More »


How The Anti-Rape Movement Can Learn From The Rolling Stone/UVA Debacle

While misogynists will use this as “evidence” that women lie about rape, I wholeheartedly agree with Amanda Hess at Slate when she writes that the Rolling Stone/UVA disaster “cannot possibly undermine a social justice movement because any understanding of justice must accommodate the truth.” More »


UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone]
Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New… More »


Watch Don Lemon’s 14-Second Apology For His Stupid Rape Advice

Don Lemon gave a 14-second “if you were offended” apology for giving one of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims terrible and unsolicited rape prevention advice. pMediaite]
Bill Cosby is far from the only scumbag in Hollywood. [The Daily Beast]
The ongoing online war between Anonymous and the KKK is just fantastic to read… More »


Oklahoma Cop Faces Three More Rape Accusations

Three more women have come forward with rape allegations against the Oklahoma City police officer who had already been accused of raping six women. [Raw Story]
Read about the ties Hilary Clinton must mend with the black community if she wants to run for President in 2016. [Ebony]
Read this essay on… More »


Read The Last Words of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Who Was Hanged For Killing Her Rapist

Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran on Saturday for killing her rapist. She left her final will in the form of a voice message for her mother, which said, amongst other things, “In the court of God I will charge the inspectors…and all those that out of ignorance or with their lies wronged me… More »


Not Having Access To An Abortion Can Make It Harder To Leave An Abusive Relationship

Researchers at UCSF have found that not having access to an abortion when you want one makes it harder to leave an abusive relationship. [Feministing]
Michael Daly looks at the strange history of Hannah Graham’s abductor’s crimes. [The Daily Beast]
Joanna Coles, the editor who brought political content to CosmopolitanMore »


Transgender Woman Paula Overby Is Running For Congress In Minnesota

Paula Overby will become Minnesota’s first openly transgender candidate for Congress. [Huffington Post]
EJ Dickson talks about why we need to care when sex workers are murdered. [Daily Dot]
Veterans voiced their displeasure with FOX News’ Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld over their sexist comments about UAE pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri. More »


Church Of England OKs Women Bishops

The Church of England today took a pretty large step into the 21st century, voting by a two-thirds majority to allow the ordination of women as bishops. It’s a reversal of a 2012 vote that failed by just six votes, notes Sky News, and cements the role of female leadership in an institution that has allowed women… More »


This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks

Berryville, Arkansas — Two days before she died, Laura Aceves stood on the side of the road and frantically dialed the police for the last time.

It was early afternoon and the 21-year-old had finished her shift at the Berryville Tyson Foods plant, where she worked on an assembly line deboning chicken. Moments… More »


Irish Bookies Bet On Whether Oscar Pistorius Will Be Convicted Of Murdering His Girlfriend

Irish bookies Paddy Power have a bet going on the Oscar Pistorius trial, promising “money back if he walks” — that is, if the Olympian isn’t convicted of allegedly murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day one year ago. Advocacy groups against domestic violence have called the bidding “sick” and a Change.org petition… More »


Not This Crap Again: Horrible Gynecologist Secretly Took Pictures Of His Patients During Exams

How’s this for horrifying? A Baltimore gynecologist was found to have taken thousands of secret photos between his patients’ legs during exams over the course of his career. Dr. Nikita Levy, who practiced at Johns Hopkins Hospital, committed suicide earlier this year as investigators started to close in on him. Now, thousands of his ex-patients are… More »


Study: Induced Labor May Be Linked To Autism

Another code may have been cracked in how autism occurs in children: children that were born from labor induction or speeding up the birth with drugs were more likely to develop an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study. The study conducted by Simon Gregory from Duke Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, found the education records… More »


David Cross & Amber Tamblyn Introduce Us To “Gynoticians”

David Cross is a convincingly scary paternalistic gynotician — aka a politician masquerading as an OB-GYN qualified to make reproductive health decisions. He’s got a BA from Todd Akin Non-Technical Institute in Biological-ish Studies In Rhetoric with a minor in Online Poker. Also, at the end of the video it credits them as Amber and… More »


Not This Crap Again: Men’s Brains Just Understand Finances Better, Says Republican Politician

“From the other side of the aisle I hear the conversation being about ‘free this is free, we need to take it and it’s free and we need to do it now’ and that’s sort of the fundamental message that my brain receives. Now, my brain being a man’s brain sort of thinks differently, because… More »


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