RIP Whitney Houston. She will be missed.
Rick Santorum thinks birth control shouldn’t be covered by insurance at all because it’s so affordable. Georgia Rep. Tom Price goes farther and claims that “not one woman” has ever been denied access to birth control because she could not afford it.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Sesame Street? Yes please.
Not one Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. “Recalcitrant Republicans should be made to explain to voters why they refuse to get behind the federal fight against domestic violence and sexual assaults.” Indeed.
Have an idea for an app that could help women ensure that they’re being paid fairly? The Obama administration wants to hear from you!
Sasha Frere-Jones says M.I.A. shouldn’t have apologized for flipping the bird at the Super Bowl. Agreed.
An interview with Yanar Mohammed, president of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, who has helped organize weekly demonstrations in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square for the last year.
What has marriage been “since the beginning of human history?” Fact-check from an anthropologist.
“A woman’s right to choose is under attack as much as it’s ever been, and that’s a terrible and dangerous thing for this country.” That’s the incredible Joss Whedon talking about Buffy’s decision to have an abortion in the latest issue of the comic series of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
What have you been reading/writing/watching/learning this week?