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PolicyMic lists everything that women could buy if they were paid the same salary as men.

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology published a report showing that businesses with more women are more successful. See Mashable.

In an interview with CNN, Sheryl Sandberg discusses how graduates can ‘Lean In.’

A Republican state lawmaker in Missouri compared getting an abortion to purchasing a new car as he defended a bill forcing women to have ultrasounds before abortions. See the Huffington Post and Think Progress.

Buzzfeed exposes Women on Walls’ graffiti campaign to educate Egyptians about the challenges that women face in their country.

Our very own Maureen Shaw explains about how menstruation can trigger the decline in the quality of life for many girls regarding their health and educational opportunities. See the Huffington Post.

Inspiring young activists across the US discuss the realities of fighting institutionalized rape culture at respective college campuses. See PolicyMic.

Feministing describes how there should never be a defense of sexual harassment.

Buzzfeed quizzes its readers about whether or not they qualify as feminists.

PolicyMic provides photos of women across Afghanistan participating in the elections despite the Taliban’s prevalent danger.

India’s Supreme Court officially recognizes transgender people as a third gender. See BBC News.

Because Cosmopolitan supports women’s rights, the magazine is expanding its discourse to focus on reproductive rights. See Think Progress.

According to the New York Times, female politicians are reclaiming words and phrases that have previously been used to belittle them.

Kristen Dunst reveals her traditional gender and semi-homophobic beliefs in Harper’s Bazaar. See the Gloss.

The New York Times traces how female athletes with high levels of testosterone are barred from competitions.

As Katty Kay and Claire Shipman looked at the many positive changes unfolding for women in their 2009 book, Womenomics, they discovered how a lack of confidence seems to hold women back. See the Atlantic.

PolicyMic lists institutional ways to help women in the workplace that do not pertain to confidence or mental health.

Phyllis Schlafly claims that women who are paid equally will be unable to find husbands. See the Huffington Post. In response, our editor-in-chief critiques Sfhlafly in PolicyMic.

A federal judge overturned a North Dakota law that banned abortions as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy. See StarTribune.

A sociologist at Marquette University studied the normalization and girls’ perceptions of sexual violence. See the Huffington Post.

Domestic violence in north Liverpool is six times that of the UK’s national average. See Liverpool Confidential.

A feminist group, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, has released a new line of condoms promoting consent. See Think Progress.

Louisiana lawmakers have retained a law that bans oral sex. See Think Progress.

Tennessee passed a bill that would allow police to investigate drug-consuming mothers if their unborn children are harmed by their addiction. See the Daily Beast.

Previously banned from playing on the boys’ basketball team, 10-year-old girl Jaelyn Bates will now play. See Feminist.

Planned Parenthood PAC released a poll showing that Pennsylvania is a pro-choice state. See Keystone Politics.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill that would authorize warrantless surprise inspections of abortion clinics.  See RH Reality Check.

An op-ed in the New York Times analyzes why there is a difference in the durability of gay marriage and abortion.

Claire McCaskill will quiz colleges on how they handle sexual assault cases. See Buzzfeed.

The New York Times describes how the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh has affected victims and their families as well as the how it has encouraged apparel companies to support safe working conditions.

PolicyMic includes pictures of 67 lawmakers who have voted to ensure that anti-gay laws remain in their respective states.

A high school girl has created Yellowberry, a new line of bras, to counter the hypersexualization of teens. See Youngcons.

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