Links We Love

Planned Parenthood reveals its plan to raise awareness of women’s health and abortion rights for the 2014 midterm elections. See Politico.

Barack Obama calls upon Americans to observe and celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2014 in his Presidential Proclamation. See the White House.

Kentucky now recognizes same-sex marriages performed in other states. See glaad.

Upworthy highlights women who are sick of other people telling them what is best for their bodies and their lives.

The anti-choice group, Pro-Life Waco, boycotts Girl Scout cookies because the national organization is connected to pro-abortion leaders. See Ms. Magazine.

The New York Times measures the gender gap in screen time.

PolicyMic shows how much less women make than men in each state.

An existing law in Pennsylvania presents obstacles for same-sex divorces. See the Morning Call.

The Guardian explains how street harassment demonstrates systems of power and control.

A Republican lawmaker apologizes for saying that men should be able to rape women if abortion is legal. See Salon.

The Huffington Post describes the impacts of homophobia.

After the church lowered the minimum age for female missionaries, Utah colleges have experienced drops in enrollment. See New York Times.

Women are locked into the Oscar categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. See NPR.

The Guardian suggests comebacks to sexist comments.

Buzzfeed displays 17 extremely sexist vintage advertisements.

Georgia State Senate passed an abortion coverage ban bill. See RH Reality Check.

Women writers note 19 things that they do not like hearing. See Buzzfeed.

According to the Huffington Post, there are parallels between Arizona’s anti-LGBT bill and the Supreme Court’s birth control cases.

There are more female technology entrepreneurs in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world. See BBC.

Wendy Davis won the Texas Democratic Governor Primary. See Politico.

Buzzfeed shares 54 powerful tweets about what it means to be an empowered Muslim woman (featuring one from our very own Maureen Ahmed!).

A writer for the Huffington Post describes her experience in witnessing Hollywood’s sexism first-hand.

Iranian women are brainstorming ways to promote jobs for women in government and the private sector. See NPR.

The New York Times analyzes how sexist remarks can serve as a political fundraising tool.

The Democratic Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, is considering appointing an Anti-Marriage Equality mayor to lead the Democratic Party of Virginia. See RH Reality Check.

Even as more women participate in the South Korean military, they still encounter discrimination. See the New York Times.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie insists that smart women can also love fashion and invest in their appearances. See ELLE.

The Crowdfunding Campaign introduces the “Normal” Barbie. See the Huffington Post.

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