What We Missed

In case it was not already wildly obvious, I am a Harry Potter nerd. I am also a fan of the It Gets Better project. Which is why I love this video.

Australian painter Margaret Olley, one of the world’s foremost woman artists, has died.

Rep. David Wu, the Democratic congressman from Oregon who was accused last week of raping the daughter of a longtime friend and campaign contributor, resigned today.

Raped, framed by her rapist, and wrongly incarcerated. There is literally nothing that isn’t appalling about this story.

Two days after New York State granted its first marriage licenses to same sex couples, anti-SSM groups have filed a suit to have the law overturned.

At Feministe, a reminder that abortion isn’t as freely available in Australia as some Australians (myself included) like to think.

**Trigger warning** At Scarleteen, Heather Corinna writes about what the SlutWalk movement means to her, as a rape survivor.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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