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The New York Times explores whether parents have different standards for their sons and daughters.

According to Jezebel, only one percent of Americans think that abortion is our biggest issue.

Buzzfeed compiles a list of 21 pointlessly gendered products.

Women’s short hair can serve as a political statement as it provokes a reaction from patriarchal hegemony. See New Stateman.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) reviewed emergency contraception and discovered that such contraception may be less effective in women who weigh more than 165 lbs. See the Huffington Post.

A state district judge in Texas ordered the John Peter Smith Hospital to remove the pregnant Marlise Muñoz from life support. See the New York Times.

The French National Assembly has approved an amendment that frees women who are seeking an abortion during their first 12 weeks of pregnancy from justifying their decision. See the New York Times.

Tory Burch is teaming up with Bank of America to help female entrepreneurs to build their own businesses.  See the Wall Street Journal.

Sheryl Sandberg gave a TEDTalk on why there are still too few women in leadership roles. See the Huffington Post

The New York Times highlights how gender threatens the Polish Church.

A survey finds that there many gaps in women’s knowledge about their own reproductive health. See NPR.

Rand Paul declares that women are winning any potential war between the sexes. See the Huffington Post.

Upworthy focuses on defining sexual objectification, explaining why it is harmful, and exploring how to change it.

Politico Magazine describes why Wendy Davis is the most scrutinized and judged woman in America.

Wendy Davis responds to the criticism she has received regarding her experiences as a single mother. See New York Times.

The Indiana abortion law trial is set for June 1, 2015. See the Indy Star.

A Catholic bishop of Illinois insists that LGBT people should be “[punished]…like children” if they get married. See the Raw Story.

In her efforts to address gender inequality and rape culture, a student activist launches consent-themed underwear. See Buzzfeed.

An Indian woman who was raped last week by 13 men in the Birbum district of West Bengal has been placed, with her family, under police protection. See Aljazeera.

Mother Jones outlines the 21 states that have yet to take away rapists’ parental rights.

An internal study discovered that one in two German female soldiers encounters some form of sexual abuse in the armed forces at least once. See France 24.

High school student Marion Mayer reveals the issues embedded in her principal’s sexist comments about the school’s dress code policy. See Take Part.

While Barack Obama believes that the government must play a role in sexual assault, he also acknowledges the importance of educating young people on this subject matter. See Vitamin W.

President Obama assumed a feminist stance in his State of the Union Address. See Elle Magazine.

A transgender women describes her experiences and struggles in the Huffington Post.

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