Random Headlines — Brief Hiatus Edition

For personal reasons (nothing bad, rest assured) I’ll be taking the next few days off from posting. In the meantime, here are some more news stories and articles to keep everyone informed:

Feministing – How we obsess over and then ignore violence against Muslim women.

Slate – In defense of the court-packing plan.

AlterNet – How and why women and people of color are overlooked at the Oscars.

The Daily Beast – Patricia Arquette’s Oscar acceptance speech demanded equality for women.

Jezebel – Columbia anti-rape protesters threatened with disciplinary action.

Right Wing Watch – Scott Lively warns that the Supreme Court could unleash the Antichrist by September 2015.

Jacobin – The legacy of Malcolm X.

The Root – Fox News affiliate anchor refers to Lady Gaga’s music as “jigaboo music” in front of her black co-anchor.

The Raw Story – Family of Alan Turing seeks pardons for 49,000 men prosecuted for homosexuality.

Media Matters – Fox host slams Patricia Arquette’s equal pay advocacy.

Random Headlines — Trans Exclusionary Radfem Edition

Slate – Can cis lesbians and trans women learn to get along?

Salon – The hate group masquerading as feminists. (Originally published Jul. 11, 2013)

The TransAdvocate – NewStatesman columnist compares criticism of TERFs to a McCarthyite witch hunt.

Vox – Pope Francis compared the arguments for transgender rights to nuclear weapons.

The Huffington Post – Ohio and the epidemic of anti-transgender violence.

Buzzfeed – Trans inmate sues Georgia prisons over sexual assault and hormone denial.

The Mary Sue – The media aren’t the only ones failing transgender women of color.

USA Today – Army considers easing policy on transgender soldiers.

Random Headlines — 2/19/15

LGBTQ Nation – Parents say that Michigan pediatrician refused to care for their baby because they’re lesbians.

Talking Points Memo – Do you realize how much jeopardy Obamacare is in?

Salon – The right’s latest rape lunacy: Guns on campus won’t prevent rape — but they will put women in jail for self-defense.

The Raw Story – California priest demands elementary kids confess to adultery, sodomy, and premature sterilizations.

Slate – One thing domestic violence victims need is lawyers.

We Hunted the Mammoth – Pickup guru Roosh V wants to end rape by legalizing it.

Feministing – Jessica Williams responds to accusation of ‘imposter syndrome’.

The Huffington Post – Isaac Latterell, South Dakota lawmaker, says Planned Parenthood is worse than ISIS.

Buzzfeed – Judge rules that a florist broke the law by denying service for a gay wedding.

Austin-American Statesman – Travis County clerk issues first legal gay marriage license in Texas.