Links We Love

Nitin Nohria, the dean of Harvard Business School, apologizes to its female faculty, students, and alumnae for making them feel disrespected or excluded. See Yahoo! Shine.

Cookie Cott encourages the boycotting of Girl Scout cookies after The Girl Scouts endorsed pro-choice politicians, Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius.

Barney’s spring campaign features 17 transgender models. See Jezebel.

According to Think Progress, Idaho, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas have spent a combined $3,228,000 defending strict anti-abortion laws over the past several years.

After Russia created a law to outlaw homosexual propaganda, some gay men and lesbian women are hoping to boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi. See New York Times.

The Nation portrays how unsafe abortions still exist in the US.

A 7-year-old girl writes a letter to LEGO to request gender equality. See Buzzfeed.

Amy Poehler explains how she does not understand the ‘Not-A-Feminist’ trend. See Huffington Post Women.

For the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Buzzfeed illustrates the United State’s continuous fight for abortion rights.

Maine’s High Court supports a transgender student in her desire to use the bathroom of her choice. See NPR.

This week, Janet Yellen was sworn in as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserves board. See TIME.

Louisiana attempts to drive abortion clinics out of existence. See Think Progress.

Cosmopolitan portrays how abortion rates declined when birth control was easily accessible.

The New York Times provides insight as to how domestic violence is not a country-specfic problem, but a crime that is contingent on proactive voices willing to tell their stories.

The VP of Barbie at Mattel defends the doll’s unrealistic proportions. See Huffington Post Women.

Alabama turns a blind eye as a prison staff habitually raped women. See Think Progress.

LGBTQ Nation writes about how LGBT activists occupied the Idaho Senate entrances to protest the lack of LGBT protections.

A new Afghan law will ban relatives of an accused person from testifying against them in situations of forced marriage and domestic violence. See The Guardian.

The Indiana senate passed a bill that could make doctors the targets of anti-choice opposition. See RH Reality Check.

GM’s first female CEO will make half of what her predecessors made. See Think Progress.

Politcus USA describes the victim blaming responses embedded in the Woody Allen sexual abuse accusations.

Recent reports suggest that President Museveni of Uganda will present his own amended Anti-Homosexuality Bill. See Huffington Post.

Upworthy underscores the absence of Syrian women in the Syrian Peace Talks.

A pregnant employee who was placed on unpaid leave finds hope in the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. See the New York Times.

The Tour de France will include women for the first time. See the Huffington Post Women.

The Huffington Post Business section reveals a new study that analyzes the distribution of women on the boards of directors at companies in  Silicon Valley.

Paid family leave has many economic, social, and health benefits. See IWPR.

UNFPA describes the purpose of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM and how millions of girls around the world are still threatened by genial mutilation.

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