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500 years of female portrait paintings in three minutes.

Horrifying: Between 1997 and 2013, in the English town of Rotherham, “at least 1,400 children, some as young as 11, were groomed for sexual exploitation while the authorities looked the other way.”

This weekend, two last-minute court ruling protect abortion access in Texas and Louisiana.

WTF, CeeLo?

“If you want to know what she means, act like an adult and ask her.”

In NYC? Check out the Out of the Binders Symposium on women writers next month.

Mount Holyoke college officially changed policy on admitting trans students.

Anyone whose response to the celeb photo leak is “well, they shouldn’t have taken nude photos to begin with” seriously needs to fuck off.

I’m excited about Ruby Rae Spiegel’s play Dry Land about female friendship and abortion.

Sarah Jaffe on how neoliberal feminism hurts women’s organizing.

No shit study of the day: Growing economic inequality affects our diets.

5 female vocalists you don’t want to miss.

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Chart of the Day: How men and women are critiqued in performance reviews

Kieran Snyder analyzed 248 performance reviews of generally high-performing men and women working in the tech industry. Here’s what she found:

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You can stream After Tiller on PBS this month

If you weren’t able to see After Tiller when it came to select theaters last year, here’s some good news! The powerful documentary about the last few third-trimester abortion providers in the country premiered last night on PBS and will be available for streaming online until October.  Read More »

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Reminder: Don’t look at those stolen nude images of female celebs

jennifer-lawrence4No doubt you’ve heard by now of the Great Celebrity Naked Photo Leak of 2014. Thanks to an asshole hacker on 4chan, we now have proof that – as Roxane Gay notes – “beneath their clothes, celebrities are naked.” Shocking, I know. Here’s a reminder from Clementine Ford that the release of these stolen photos is a crime — and a violation that you are are participating in if you seek out and share the images.

In what’s being called the biggest celebrity hacking incident in internet history, more than 100 female celebrities have had their private nude images stolen and published online. The bulk of the images posted have been officially confirmed as belonging to Jennifer Lawrence, but a complete list of victims’ names – including Krysten Ritter, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rihanna, Brie Larson and Kirsten Dunst – has been subsequently published. (Link does not contain pictures, only names.)

The images were first uploaded by an anonymous member of the underground internet sewer known as 4chan and have since been enthusiastically shared across platforms like Reddit and Twitter. A representative for Lawrence has confirmed the images are real, condemning the theft of them as a “flagrant violation of privacy” and adding that “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos.”  Read More »

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What if Spider-Man were drawn like the new Spider-Woman?

The Oatmeal takes a shot at it…

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