An Afghan rape victim has spoken out against her assailants who are members of the American-trained Afghan Local Police. “If the people in government fail to bring these people to justice I am going to burn myself,” she says. “I don’t want to live with this stigma on my forehead.
Yet another study reminds just how effective IUDs are: 20 times more effective than the Pill.
Saudi Arabia’s secret women’s soccer league is organized by word of mouth and social media so the authorities don’t shut it down.
A roundup of five classic sex-and-drugs freakouts about the “kids these days.”
The new documentary series Push Girls “depicts the reality of living with paralysis and how it doesn’t have to define a person’s life.”
A vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act is expected next week. It probably won’t pass because pay discrimination is somehow a partisan issue–but it will be yet another chance to highlight just how little the GOP cares about women’s rights.
Nona explores why a new study finds single people’s happiness declines over the years, while married people’s just levels off.
Jay Smooth on Kelli Goff’s ridiculous, slut-shamey article about Michelle Obama saying she admires Beyonce.
Have you seen the new movie Hysteria? Check out the fun little timeline I made about treatments for hysteria and the invention of the vibrator.
On black women and the burden of respectability at Bitch Magazine.
The New York Times seems to think high-school-age girls who date boys a couple years younger are predatory. Double standard much?
An Oklahoma doctor refused to provide emergency contraception to a teen rape victim. Thanks conscious clauses!
Putting together a summer reading list? Check out this Shakesville thread for recommendations for Feminism/Womanism 101 books.
What have you been reading/writing/watching/learning this week?